Amelia Case and Andrew Reynalds met one evening while Andrew and some friends were traveling the United States from their home in Perth, Australia, and made an unexpected stop in Memphis. Amelia says the couple hit it off during an encounter some would call chance, but Amelia calls fate. Andrew and his friends left early the next morning for New Orleans, and then continued on to Austin, Texas, where they would board a plane back to Perth the following day. After their first meeting and two days of nonstop talking and texting, Andrew asked Amelia out on a proper date, rented a car, left his friends and made his way back to Memphis to take her out. “The rest, as they say, is history,” shares Amelia.
The couple dated long distance for two years. Then Andrew took the plunge and moved to Memphis, where he completed his Masters in Engineering at Christian Brothers University. In 2015, Andrew popped the question at her favorite spot in Memphis, downtown along the Mississippi River. And, of course, she said YES!
The two left the next morning for Cape Town, South Africa, a destination they have both always wanted to visit. As luck would have it, a sorority sister of Amelia’s was getting married the following week in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, and asked her to be a bridesmaid. The couple happily extended their honeymoon for a few days in the wine country to attend the wedding. “We spent a week-and-a-half enjoying the beautiful beaches, magnificent hikes and the unique city of Cape Town,” Amelia recalls. “Then we spent the last few days in the wine country, partaking in another beautiful wedding. It was the perfect way to end our honeymoon, by celebrating another marriage.”
Thank you, Amelia and Andrew, for sharing your story with us — here’s to many happy years together!
Wedding planner: The Hardin House
Caterer: Club Windward
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Floral and lighting: The Hardin House
Cake: Oh My Ganache! Bakery
Photographer: Emily Frazier
Videographer: Message in a Bottle Productions
Music: Emerald Empire Band
Hair: Rachel Evans of Sachë Salon
Makeup: Matt Gossett of Southern Muse
Wedding gown: Watters from The Barefoot Bride
Tuxedo: M.J. Bale
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