October 8, 2022  |  Kairos Resort


When things are meant to be and couples are meant to marry, deleting your dating app may not keep fate from intervening. Back in 2016, Amanda Powers and Ryan Green had both recently gotten out of long relationships and were not seeking anything serious. “We both ‘swiped right’ on the same dating app and messaged maybe four times when I decided to delete the app,” Amanda relates. “To my surprise, a friend of mine happened to be dating one of Ryan’s friends, and we met after all.”
In a beautiful botanical garden setting on vacation, Ryan proposed on Oct. 8, 2020. He filmed the entire proposal for Amanda’s mother to view later. Now there’s one way to get on the right side of a future mother-in-law! A family member told Amanda about attending a wedding at Kairos in Giles County and how beautiful it is there. “We fell in love with the place at first look,” she adds.
Planning a wedding is stressful, the couple agrees, and the best support for them was both families and the bridesmaids. “My amazing mother helped me every step of the way,” says Amanda. “We did everything on our own down to the food. For the décor, we found a place called ‘Something Borrowed’ where we rented all of our décor. My wedding was everything I imagined it to be.”


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