Amanda and Evan met during their grade school days in the Waccamaw School District. However, it wasn’t until Amanda’s junior year of college that they ran into one another at a local hangout. From there, their mutual love for music and the outdoors helped them ease into a relationship. Similarly to their courtship, the proposal didn’t feature a big “to-do.” For Christmas, Evan gifted her a set of beautiful opal earrings. During a New Year’s Eve party at Pawleys Island Tavern, a friend was complimenting them, when, with accidentally perfect timing, Evan asked, “How would you like a ring to go with those?” and displayed a matching opal engagement ring. Everyone in attendance was surprised, but no one more so than the bride! With the proposal on February 21st, the couple decided to opt for a smaller, quick wedding in March. The day was perfect, since it was the first day of spring, and Amanda would be able to enjoy their “COVID-19 honeymoon” over Spring Break. The wedding was an intimate ceremony at a friend’s home in Litchfield. Wedding decorations featured a wooden arbor, white chairs, and fresh flowers. The couple now resides happily in Carborro, N.C., where Amanda works as a music teacher and Evan works for the city of Carborro.
Photograph by Hannah Altman