Amanda & Melissa
We met for the first time in 2001, at a restaurant called Lone Star Texas Grill, where my (Amanda) girlfriend got me a job. Melissa had worked there to put herself through college, for a number of years, and I started on her last summer there. I was immediatly attracted to Melissa’s beauty and her kind heart. She is the most warm, honest and caring individual I have ever met. We became fast friends and shared many long conversations on our history, future dreams and passions. My relationship was failing and Melissa provided a safe and peaceful haven, at a time when I needed it most. She was a true friend, that just happended to be the prettiest girl I had ever known. Upon breaking up with my girlfriend, Melissa and I made an attempt to date each other, and although we shared a deep connection and attraction, it simply was bad timing. Both Melissa and I were in need of some soul searching and time to heal from previous failed loves and relationships. We cared deeply for each other, but were unable to commit at that time. It was shortly after this seperation that I made an attempt to make my previous relationship work, as I believed that I could save my broken heart and our pledged commitment. It quickly became apparent to me, over that time, that Melissa was a perminant and strong presence in my heart and soul. No matter how hard I tried, I could not get her off my mind. Although I was involved with someone else, I inwardly knew they were not the one for me. Melissa was very hurt over my choice to follow the loyalty to my relationship, and my subsequent inability to stay close to her. Thanks to her good friend Ilicia, we would have several meetings over those years, which I believe kept me a float during one of the toughest periods of my life, and also kept me from dissappearing from her life. Thanks Ilicia!!
It was in November of 2003 when I would finally realize that it was time to be true to my heart. After a very tough break up I was single and making a new start. I waited a while before contacting Melissa, even though it was all I could think of, but eventually did in time to ask her on a date for her upcoming birthday (Dec. 14th). Melissa being a beautiful but stubborn girl, made my attempts to request and solidify a date quite difficult, however I knew now that she was someone truly special and I was not going to give up. My heart told me that she was the one, and a girl does not ignore a message like that from their soul. We did indeed have our birthday date, at my sister and brother in-laws house, and after I melted her icy exterior, our amazing connection was still there, and stronger than ever. Melissa was very unsure and scared by our future for a very long time, but I made myself a promise that I would not give up on my “one”, and finally in May of 2004, SHE asked my to go “steady”. The rest is history, as they say. Melissa is and always will be my soul mate, and I was not afriad or ashamed to tell and/or show her at any point. I love you Melissa (and our cherished family dog Rocky), and always will.
Love InspirationEach other, and our passion and ongoing strength to commit to the love in our hearts.
Fast FactsFirst met: Working together at Lone Star Texas Grill (2001)
First date: Amanda's apartment.
Got engaged: December 21st, 2006 in High Park
Ceremony location: "One Up" Restaurant and Lounge. Toronto, Canada
Favorite planning resource: Our good friend Jami.
Honeymoon destination: Vancouver Island
In Case You Were WonderingWe're calling our celebration: Our Wedding
Our wedding colors: Black, White and fall colours
We will be wearing: Beautiful wedding gowns.
Who proposed to who: Amanda proposed to Melissa.
Our last name will be: Each keeping our own last name.
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