Michael and Amanda met each other at the age of 10 at Pine Ridge Elementary School. Over the years, they shared a common friend group, where gradually, they developed a close friendship of their own.
Though for many years both believed they would remain "just friends," seeds of consideration for "more than friends" were planted after Michael and Amanda both attended the wedding of a mutual friend. All of their friends assumed they were dating, which later begged the question..."what if?"
Thus, began the story of a beautiful romance that blossomed from friendship.
Michael and Amanda exclusively began dating prior to the start of the 2020 pandemic, which left plenty of time for conversation and discovering new date ideas during lockdown.
On August 11, 2022, Michael and Amanda attended "The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience" in Atlanta, GA. They both dressed in their best Regency Era attire. And at the end of the event, when they were the last guests remaining, Michael proposed...and she said yes!