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 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
Katie-Laine Thornton
Makeup Artist
Free People