Avery and Kristen first met at their current work in a small southeastern Tennessee town. They had both been hurt by relationships in the past, and neither was sure that they would ever be able to find true love. However, they were drawn to each other instantly, causing them to forget all about their pasts. In fact, Kristen knew that she wanted to marry Avery from the moment they first met. As they began dating, their relationship blossomed into the love they have for each other today!
Avery was secretly planning on proposing to Kristen in the early months of 2020, but he had to reschedule his plans due to the unexpected lockdown caused by the pandemic. On a Friday morning in July, after restrictions were being lifted, Avery surprised Kristen by telling her to pack her bags for a romantic weekend getaway. The pair drove a few hours down to Decatur, Georgia, where Avery had booked an Airbnb called the “Decatur Alpaca Cottage,” which was a place Kristen had been dreaming of visiting for a while. She was beyond excited!