Amanda and Matt

Image 1 of Amanda and Matt

How We Met

After many (MANY) months of online dating and terrible first dates, I finally took charge of my dating life and gathered the courage to message a cute guy I saw online. It was a last ditch effort and we seemed to have a lot in common. Well, he responded and we met in person a few weeks later. It was a casual meet up at a local bar, we hit it off, and the rest is history.

Image 4 of Amanda and Matt

Image 5 of Amanda and Matt

Image 2 of Amanda and Matt

how they asked

Fast forward to October of 2016. Matt told me he was taking me on a surprise vacation and would reveal our destination when the time came. October came, and I found out we were going to Las Vegas! Neither of us had ever been so we were both excited. On the last day of our trip, Matt presented me with tickets to Rise Festival, which is a huge event with thousands of floating lanterns.

Image 3 of Amanda and Matt

Seeing all of the lanterns being released at one time, I started crying, as it reminded me of Tangled, my favorite Disney movie. As I turned to look at Matt, he was down on one knee, asking me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! And now we’re planning a fairytale Disney wedding!

Image 6 of Amanda and Matt