Amanuel and Chandler “romantically” met at a public accounting welcome event. Each year, 2nd year Audit Associates at the firm choose a 1st year Associate to mentor and support during their first year as a buddy. Amanuel had wisely chosen Chandler, mainly due to the fact there were no genders on the buddy list, and he figured Chandler Bryant would be a “cool dude” from Oregon that loved sports. It was quite obvious Amanuel, like in in the tv show Friends, thought Chandler would be a boy, and when her name was called during orientation, his face was pure shock. They ended up on the same audit engagement and became close friends. They spent three months seeing each other every day, choosing to hang out in their free time outside of work just because. Being together just felt right, and in the summer of 2016, they started officially dating, and got engaged three years later. During the pandemic, they were unsure if they were still going to get married, but after nearly four years of dating, they were ready to get married on their planned date no matter what, and had a small ceremony with just immediate family. It was perfect. Now they are gearing up for their big June 2021 celebration!