Amanda and Tyler

Image 1 of Amanda Marie and Tyler Dean

How We Met

Our best friends got married! I was the maid of honor and he was the best man! He was so sweet to me the whole wedding weekend! However, my best friend told me he wasn’t my type so I didn’t pursue him at the time. After our best friends had babies we saw each other a few more times at the kids’ birthday parties. I hadn’t seen him for a while and I think I must have missed him because I Facebook messaged him to ask how he was doing. We went on our first date and the rest is history! I had so much fun going down the isle with him the first time! It’s a complete dream that I get to do it again!

How They Asked

It was an entire day of events that took him months to plan! He planned a whole day of some of my favorite activities. First, we woke up and went for a hike at my favorite walking trail with our fur baby! I even made a comment about how sweet it would be for him to propose there (little did I know!) Had lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, then packed a bag to drive to my hometown to hang out with family for the weekend. We had supper at the same restaurant where we had our first date! He asked if I wanted to walk to the park from there and I said sure. We got to the park and the gazebo was lit up. We walked up the steps to the center of the gazebo, then he proposed! My 5th grade teacher, who is also a professional photographer, was there taking pictures! Friends and family had known about it for months and came to celebrate with us! They hid in the near by community building and ran out cheering after the big moment! It was such a special day and it was everything I had hoped for! The perfect ring, perfect weather, perfect group of people to share it with. I am so excited to marry my best friend.