Amara + Marcus
We like to think of our meeting as fate. Officially, we met at the most gorgeous resort in Cancun, Mexico in September 2016 at our friends’ wedding. At the time, Marcus was coming back from studying culinary in Paris, France and Amara was at the start of her residency. Our first conversation was while all the guests for the wedding were hanging out and getting to know each other, casual. There was an all white evening on the beach and Marcus showed up in an all white linen outfit. Of course, Amara went all out that night as well! We went to dinner together the same evening and Amara tried so hard to eat ‘cute.’ Throughout those several days, we shared many deep conversations about our past relationship and what our goals were in life. We enjoyed a romantic walk on the beach at night and an even more romantic kiss the night before leaving. Marcus was so confident, he put his number in Amara’s phone before leaving and let her choose if she would reach out. He knew that image of him in that white linen suit was unforgettable. Amara texted him when she made it back home. God knew that us meeting at anytime other than this was not right for us. Our paths crossed several times prior but it wasn’t our time. After meeting, we spent everyday talking. We dove deeper into our pasts and realized we had so many similarities. When it came to us telling our families we wanted to move in with each other, we were terrified. It hadn’t been very long since we met. Amara’s father said “are you all going to tell us you’re getting married?” Who knew shorty after we would be engaged in front of family and amazing friends in Kansas City, MO, probably where our souls first began to connect all along.
– Bride + Groom, Amara + Marcus