Amanda and Michael

How We Met

The first time I saw my future wife and partner forever was at the gym. I had recently moved to Tennessee from Hawaii to help my family through a crisis. I knew no one in Tennessee other than my family so I spent a lot of time at the gym. After I saw Amanda for the first time I started seeing her more and more at the gym.

I never spoke to her as not to interrupt her workout because I could tell she meant business at the gym. I would purposely try to workout near her in hopes that she would initiate some sort of conversation, but nothing ever happened.

In an attempt to meet someone in Tennessee I signed up for Match.com. After months of swiping left and swiping right, there she was. The woman I had wanted to talk to at the gym was also single and looking for someone. I could not type fast enough to say hello. She responded, and after a few texts we decided to meet at the gym and workout. I now have a best friend and workout partner for life.

How They Asked

I had just made a huge career change and Amanda did not even waiver once in the support she gave me to do this. I knew then that this is the woman I was going to marry. So on January 8, 2017 I wrote her a note inside of a card. The note stated how much I loved her and how thankful I was to have met such a beautiful, strong woman. While she was in the shower I snuck in and left the car for her to find. At the bottom of the note inside the card was the question, Will you marry me?

Special Thanks

Wilde Company
 | Photography
Katie-Laine Thornton
 | Makeup Artist
Free People
 | Dress