Jamie and Neil first met at a Muay Thai gym, where he was the head trainer. Jamie signed up for a trial but was reluctant to come in after talking to two other workers. Then, Neil gave her a call and somehow his friendly candor convinced her to show up the next day. They became friends, training together. One day, he received an unwelcome kick to the nads from Jamie, and she felt terrible. Apparently, he forgave her, because he invited her to a hike in Malibu. Soon they began dating, and after five years and one fur baby, Neil proposed on a trip to Arizona.

Hair & MUA – M.U.A.H. by Summer
Flowers – The Enchanted Florist & Whatnots
Officiant – Sara Hohman

What does Neil love about Jamie?

“I think what first attracted me to Neil was his confidence to just be himself (even if that meant looking a little weird sometimes), his openness, and his warm smile and optimism.  He got me to believe in myself, and because he was so comfortable in his own skin it made me feel like I could always be my best self without judgement. After five years I still love all those things, but I have also gotten to love his sincerity, willingness to listen, his silliness, and his fierce love and devotion to family.”

What does Neil love about Jamie?

“When Jamie first walked into the gym, she seemed like a fish out of water. She was in a place she wasn’t certain of, involving herself in something she didn’t quite understand, and doing her best to follow through with her decision. As I got to know her more, she always expressed a strength of will and character; and as we became intimate her patience and understanding became a foundation of our relationship. Without effort she taught me to curb my temper and put others before myself. She brings out the best in me.”