Isabella and Michael, from Rome, GA, first crossed paths at church eight years ago. Their journey, from a humble Chick-fil-A date to a surprise beach proposal, is a testament to their enduring love.

The couple, both graduates of Berry College with degrees in animal science, have found their professional paths in alignment with their passion for animals. Michael works as a cattle and row crop researcher for the University of Georgia, while Isabella serves as a vet tech at an emergency clinic, working night shifts.

In their downtime, Isabella and Michael find joy in the company of Onyx, their border collie lab, and their four horses. Their love for the outdoors shapes their leisure time, creating a bond rooted in the simple pleasures of nature.

Beyond their professional lives, the couple shares a passion for rodeo. Michael's skill in team roping and Isabella's love for barrel racing provide them with shared adventures and moments of joy.

As Isabella and Michael continue their journey, their story is a blend of faith, shared interests, and the strength that comes from a foundation of friendship. From Rome, GA, to the open shores of their future, their love story is an inspiration to all who witness it.

And if you look close enough, you can see the little deer that decided to join us.