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Amelia & Wood, A Love Story Worth Betting On

Wood and I met through mutual friends, my sorority sister and her husband. After they gave their seal of approval, Wood and I got to know each other, learning about where each other grew up, bonded over our love of college football and realized we were both SEC Alumni (he’s an Aggie and I’m a Razorback). For our first date, we decided to go hiking in Little Rock at Pinnacle Mountain and immediately hit it off.

After the hike, he dropped me off at my apartment. A little later he called and asked if I wanted to join him and a group of friends to watch an Arkansas Football game and have dinner. I immediately said “Sure Thing” since I didn’t have cable and wanted to watch it anyhow, I got good company as well. I ended up being late due to traffic and parking downtown, but little did I know he told his friends he wanted to go alone. The table next to him was taking bets on how late I would actually be and told him he was probably going to be stood up. I felt terrible but we hung out even after the game and had a wonderful time together.

Fast Forward 2 years: After Wood’s Law School graduation, the whole family went outside to take pictures before it was too dark. His pants didn’t have a pocket big enough for the ring, so they distracted me and passed the ring to him for one final picture of just us. I gave him a high five and as I was getting ready to walk away he dropped down on one knee. He said, "I know it’s my day, but I want you to know I’ll always love you. Will you marry me?” I immediately said “Yes. HELL YES!” It was our kind of perfect.

We got married in December 2019 at a lovely little place in New Braunfels, TX (The Allen Farmhaus).

One piece of advice we'd give newlywed couples would be to laugh often and make time for you as a couple. Whether it be an ice cream date, a walk to the mailbox, or just sitting on the porch together, make time for y'all.

Love Story written by Amelia Jaeger

Note: This love story is part of on ongoing curation in a series called Love Stories that details how couples met and their advice on how to create a long and happy marriage. Want to tell your love story and be a featured Love Story on Happy Little Vows? We'd love to hear it! Check out our HLV Instructions for more details.

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