Amanda and Tyler are always up for an adventure. Even something as boring as going for a drive has turned into a grand adventure when they found themselves lost on a dirt road in the middle of a national forest with no map and no cell service. Yosemite felt like their next big adventure.

Flowers – The Enchanted Florist & Whatnots
Officiant – Sara Hohman

It looks like they’re exchanging rings, but they’re not. When they got engaged, Tyler hadn’t had a chance to get the ring, and he joked that he should have proposed with a hose clamp. Ever since then it has became an inside joke that no matter what happens, they always find a way as a team to hold it all together, even if its just held together with a hose clamp. When their rings didn’t arrive in time for their elopement, they decided to use hose clamps.

Amanda’s grandmother’s sterling silver ring box held their precious hose clamps!

What does Amanda love about Tyler?

“Tyler has this brilliantly unique and beautiful brain that reminds me of masterful piece of art. He thinks about things in an unexpected and interesting way, and by being with him you discover an entire new world that would have otherwise gone unobserved. I’m blessed to be marrying a man who I completely trust and respect. Sometimes he understands me more than I understand myself, giving me a supportive and unconditional love that I never thought was possible.”

What does Tyler love about Amanda?

“Amanda exudes compassion, love, and creativity in everything she does. From the first time we talked I knew there was something special about her and the love in her heart, it flows from her like water from a spring. As we got to know each other better I came to appreciate her insatiable thirst for knowledge. Together, we have learned to garden, raise chickens (and beetles as a result!), and are planning a managed fish pond. I can’t wait to see what adventures and challenges we face together next!”