{Real Curvy Engagement} Leisure Nature Stroll by Spottswood Photography

I love to see when couples get giddy and excited when they are in the presence of one another.  And this is totally our couple in today’s real curvy engagement session. He is such a confident and affectionate person and she has a smile that lights up a room.  It’s fabulous, they were made for each other.  And of course we can’t leave out the amazing talent, Spottswood Photography who caught it all.  And be on the look out for their gorgeous real curvy wedding feature on Wednesday!

Amanda and Anthony

Engagement Date: February 22nd 2012

Engagement Location: Hartford, WI

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Wedding Date: 8/24/13

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Tell us about your first meeting.. {Anthony} Amanda and I met in green bay in 2002 where I was visiting friends that I was in the army with. We met at a club called the velvet room. I was just standing around and she came up to me and told me to dance with her. I knew from the very first time we met that she was going to be someone special in my life. At that time though my life was back in new York and hers was in green bay we were just finding our path in life being we were still young. Once back in new York I made sure I kept in touch with her throughout the years. We reconnected in 2011 and our lives came back around full circle.  {Amanda}  Our first meeting was in Green Bay Wisconsin.  Anthony and I met at a night club in 2002.  We both felt a very different feeling about each other from the very beginning.  But, because my life was in Green Bay and his life was in New York at the time, things never advanced during this time in our lives.  We kept in touch throughout the years and in 2011 our lives reconnected and brought us to where we are today.

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Tell us about your First Date…{Anthony} I ended up taking another trip to see Amanda and I spent a week with her to get to know her. We really connected and took I took a real liking to her. She showed me what Wisconsin was like. We also had a lot of fun.  {Amanda} After Anthony and I met for the first time he planned a trip back to Wisconsin where he spent a week with me.  During that week we started to get to know each other better and I was able to show off some Green Bay sights/attractions, restaurants and have some college fun!

Tell us about your First Kiss…{Anthony} The first kiss was that first night at the club. I definitely took a liking to her. I wanted to kiss her all night. I knew that she was the one for me after that. {Amanda} Our first kiss happened when we first meet and it definitely made my feelings about him stronger.  I could immediately tell that there was something different about him when I first met him and kissing him for the first time confirmed those feelings, we had chemistry from the beginning.

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Tell us about the proposal…{Anthony}  Amanda had to work that night and was sleeping when I came home from work. On my way home I had stopped for flowers and was trying to decide how I was going to propose to her. Well I came up with the idea of keeping it simple. I put the ring in the flowers and on the card I instructed her to search the flowers. She was still sleepy and was kind of confused but eventually she understood and searched them. When she found the ring and turned around I was on one knee and had our son with me and proposed. That was the most nerve racking moment in my life because I didn’t have any idea on how to propose. She started crying and said YES! {Amanda} Anthony proposed on February 22, 2012.  He came home with extravagant bouquet of flowers and a card that instructed me to search the flowers.  I searched to flowers and discovered a ring placed in the center of one of the roses.  When I turned around Anthony was down on one knee holding our five month old son and asked me to be his wife.
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My Dear Amanda,
​I am so grateful to have you in my life. You have given me everything a man could ask for. From the first time I met you I knew that you were going to be someone that I would have and keep in my life. I can’t explain the feeling that I had that night I met you but it definitely was so strong that it kept me hooked. I’m glad our lives went the way it did with us finding our paths and then crossing. We have a bond that no one can break. I have a family and that’s thanks to you. You keep me strong and give me the push to be the best man, father, husband that I can be. I love and will always be yours.

I love you,

My Dear Anthony,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I am glad our lives took the paths they did, our lives rejoined and here we are today.  I truly believe that what is meant to be will be.  You and I have our strengths and our weaknesses individually but, together I feel like we are meant to help each other grow stronger together.  I am thankful and proud to have you as my husband and the father of my children.  I look forward to creating many more memories with you.

I love you,


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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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