I had the pleasure of meeting these two lovebirds at a recent engagement shoot. They are both teachers at Carroll School Corporation (of Flora) where I actually graduated from! Matt is also the head basketball coach there. Go Cougars! Make sure you look through their photographs, but more importantly, read their descriptions on their favorite things about each other….the *best*.
Matt and Amanda met by chance on a night out in Kokomo. At the time Amanda was attending IU in Bloomington, and after exchanging numbers, the two kept in contact for a couple of months. During Thanksgiving break they met up again and were attached at the hip from then on. They survived the dreaded “long distance relationship” and traveled to see each other whenever they were able. When summer arrived, Amanda moved back to Kokomo, and they spent the summer together. Their relationship only grew from there.
“Matt is my best friend. I love that we don’t need anything else in the world, besides each other, to have a great time. Matt is a very talented guitar player. I can’t get enough of his jam sessions, in our living room.
Matt’s passion for coaching basketball is endless. I am so proud of him for all the hard work and patience he puts into it. I could go on forever with things I love about Matt. I can’t wait to experience the journey of life with him.” Awe.
These two are getting married in Michigan later this summer with close family and friends, then holding a fun reception in September to celebrate!
Matt’s response regarding his favorite things about Amanda is sooo sweet.
“My favorite thing about Amanda is she’s the most beautiful person both inside and out I’ve ever met. I’ve never met anyone with a bigger heart. She is always helping others. I guess that is why she is such a great teacher. She is so passionate about teaching.
Amanda is my best friend. We can laugh and talk for hours. I feel like myself around her and our conversation just never seems to end.
Amanda is very supportive of me coaching basketball, and I couldn’t ask for a bigger fan. There is no doubt she makes it easy to come home, whether we win or lose.
I love that Amanda brings out the best in everyone. She has definitely brought the best out in me. I know anyone who knows her feels the same way. “ omg.