Garden District Romance
November 8, 2014
Amanda Myers a 4th grade teacher, and Michael Malet, a realtor for Keller Williams, met in high school through mutual friends. The night they met Michael drove Amanda home, and according to Amanda, “they fell in love right then and there!” Cue the Emo music playing on the car stereo and the scene could have come right out of a teenage romantic comedy.
Fast forward a few years later and Michael proposed to Amanda on Friday, December 13th. While this date has been notorious for bad luck, the couple has experienced nothing but good karma during their marriage.
They were married at Avantgarden in Montrose on November 8, 2014. Montrose had been their stomping ground for seven years and this venue incorporated all of the uniqueness the area has to offer. The wedding itself was untraditional, but still incorporated a beautiful message of connecting their families together. The bride and her sister received henna tattoos the night before the wedding; the party favors were tattoos of the couple’s faces and guests enjoyed food from a taco truck and gourmet pizzas. Amanda wanted to connect with the people she loves. Bridesmaids’ necklaces were made with the same beading in Amanda’s dress. The beading from her headpiece was duplicated on her mother’s, mother-in-law’s, and sister-in-law’s bracelets; pieces of her dress were featured on the groomsmen boutonnieres.
Amanda and Michael have not planned their honeymoon yet, as they are waiting for the summer for school to get out of session since Amanda is a teacher.
– Maddie Addicks
Photographer: Khanh Nguyen