We met in April of 2011 in Austin, Texas at our mutual friends’ house party. Amanda thought Travis was wildly interesting and funny while Travis thought Amanda had on cute shoes. We remained friends over time until our first date in August of 2012. In the Summer of 2013 we moved to Nashville, Tennessee where we got engaged in May of 2015. We love going to Nashville Predators Hockey games, seeing all the live music, and enjoying the gorgeous mountains of Eastern Tennessee. New Orleans is one of our favorite places and we can’t wait to have all of our friends and family out to celebrate with us!
Celebrating the Fourth of July on the Cumberland River!
Amanda was born in Austin, Texas to Jim and Shannon Behrens. She graduated from Westlake High School in 2006 and then promptly moved to Oxford, Mississippi to attend the University of Mississippi. She received a degree in Hospitality Management and moved back to Texas. The Ole Miss Rebels and the spirit and culture of Mississippi hold a special place in her heart. Amanda works for Breakstation Creative, a branding and design firm in Tennessee. Her favorite thing about Nashville is the easy access to big city perks like professional sporting events and concerts.
Our first trip to the Nashville Symphony
Travis was born in Sherman, Texas to Jon and Cindy Schaefer. He graduated from Sherman High School in 2003 and headed down to Austin where he attended the University of Texas. He was playing the trombone in the UT marching band when they won the National Championship at the 2006 Rose Bowl. He received a degree in Biochemistry and decided to stay in Austin after graduation until our move in 2013. Travis works for Merit Laboratory Partners, a toxicology consulting firm in Tennessee. His favorite thing about Nashville is hockey.