Amanda + Sam

What is the mixtape of your relationship?: "Overwhelmed" by Tim McMorris is sort of "our song."


(Warning:  Songs may contain explicit lyrics)



Describe you as a couple in about 15 words or phrases: Nerds! We like books, science, literature, and news. He likes sports. Home-bodies, but we like dive bars. But we think we're fun.

What is your story?: We went to high school together in Florissant. I was an honors society book nerd. Sam was the captain of the football team and a C student. I thought Sam was soooooo cute. We never spoke to each other once. 

Twelve years later, Sam sends me a Facebook message asking if I wanted to get a cup of coffee. I told him I was dating someone. A few months later, that didn't work out, and I messaged Sam asking if the offer was still on the table. That was August of 2012. We haven't been apart since. He proposed in January of 2013. In June, we married in a private Muslim ceremony at the mosque Sam's family attends. We are now having a Christian ceremony for my family and more of our friends.

What is the mixtape of your relationship?: "Overwhelmed" by Tim McMorris is sort of "our song."

Bride, What do you love most about your groom?: He is the easiest person in the world to be with. And he puts up with a lot from me.

Groom, What do you love most about your bride?: He says, "Everything."

Describe your perfect Saturday together: Lazy morning drinking coffee, reading a book, and walking the dog. Then probably spending the afternoon at a museum or the zoo or somewhere to walk around. Then dinner in a nice restaurant so I can dress up, followed by a couple of drinks on a patio somewhere.

Bride fun fact: She's a vegetarian.

Groom fun fact: He's into comic books.

Wedding:  Il Bel Lago

Reception:  Il Bel Lago

Cake:  Wedding Wonderland

Will you be providing vendor meals for us?: Yes

Caterer:  Il Bel Lago

Flowers:  The Flower Pot

Transportation:  St. Louis Limousine, Inc.

Nichole is married to TJ Oldani. Together they are Oldani Photography.