While Match.com, eHarmony, and JDate all garner a great deal of attention when it comes to making altar-bound matches, it was actually a little site known as farmersonly.com that paired up Logan Carter and Amelia Fendley, taking their one-dimensional computerized profiles to create a love that would make them abandon their screen names forever.
It was kismet, and within a few weeks of their first volley of messages through the site, their first meeting was set. A student at APSU studying animal sciences and agriculture, Amelia was well-suited for someone like Logan, who spent his days in Paris, Kentucky, working as a diesel mechanic and farming row crops and beef cattle. Their shared interests were far more than just farm-related, but as their first date approached, their decided meeting place at Mammoth Cave gave Amelia a sense of anxiety born of a thousand imagined scenarios involving psychopathic encounters. Abandoning the cave for a far safer alternative, the two finally had their first meeting at Amelia’s mother’s home in Clarksville.
Any romantic thoughts were sharply put on pause when—needle scratch—Amelia’s Uncle Teddy Ray interrupted with a text message ever so lovingly demanding her presence at his anniversary party. Rather than foregoing the date altogether to tend to family duties, Amelia took her date with her, and Logan was instantly plunged headfirst into a family that would eventually become his own.
Farm boy Logan’s charm was an instant hit, and the Sites had their sights set on him as they watched his easy interaction with Amelia. And the family-style welcome was returned when Logan’s own kinfolk met Amelia on their second date, a date that gave her a taste of farm life and a family just as warm as her own.
Over the course of the next year, Logan and Amelia dated long distance, trying their best to schedule visits twice a month. The distance indeed made their hearts grow fonder, and deep discussions surrounding their futures led them to the conclusion that the answer they were looking for was simply to take the bull by the horns and move in with one another while Amelia took a job transfer and started a new position at the University of Kentucky.
Life has a funny way of working out, and health issues added some complications that could have thrown couples with less determination. But on New Year’s Eve 2016, merely days after being released from the hospital for intense surgery, Logan put a plan into motion that would make the girl of his dreams his bride. Having planned to make the rounds at a few parties being thrown by their friends, the pair was dressed and nearly ready to hit the town when Logan took a quick detour to “feed the calves.”
“We got the bottles ready for the calves, put on our boots, and headed outside, but Logan stopped me and told me to close my eyes,” Amelia recalls. “Then he led me to the pen where the calves were, kneeled in front of me, and told me to open my eyes again. When I opened them, I saw two hungry calves waiting for their supper and Logan down on one knee, with a sign on the pen that read, ‘Loved you yesterday, Love you still, Always have, and Always will.’ He told me that he couldn’t start 2017 without having me as his fiancée and pulled a pillow out of his pocket with a ring tied to it. Then he finally said, ‘Will you marry me?’” she goes on with a smile. “And the rest is history.”
Nine months later on September 16, 2017, Logan waited for the love of his life to walk towards him and their future together at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksville. And as she took her first steps to becoming Mrs. Logan Carter, Amelia was radiant in a champagne and ivory beaded lace Stella York mermaid gown with a matching belt and customized straps. “I was wearing a beautiful custom beaded hairpiece with a cathedral-length ivory veil, and it fell out during the ceremony!” she laughs.
After exchanging their vows, the newlyweds joined their family and friends for a reception at Old Glory Distilling Co., dancing their first dance to Lady Antebellum’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” It was a fitting song, despite the fact that a pre-ceremony meltdown made Amelia’s need to hear her beloved’s reassuring words put the age-old rule for the groom not to see the bride before her walk down the aisle at risk. “I was sobbing over the millionth disaster and I said, ‘I need Logan, now!’ so Logan’s sister jumped up ran to get him, covered his face with a tee shirt and I got the time I needed with my groom. It was really hard not to laugh as he comforted me with a shirt over his head; but in hindsight, I think it’s one of my favorite moments from the entire day.”
Exchanging bites of their elegant four-tiered confection frosted in ivory textured buttercream adorned with gold sparkle and flowers coordinated to the wedding arrangements, the happy couple headed for a fantasy honeymoon in Orlando filled with fun and adventure. Now back at home in Paris, the newlyweds are settling into farm life and looking forward to a long and happy future together, sharing many more moments in pens with bottles in their hands and love in their hearts.
Exchanging bites of their elegant four-tiered confection frosted in ivory textured buttercream adorned with gold sparkle and flowers coordinated to the wedding arrangements, the happy couple headed for a fantasy honeymoon in Orlando filled with fun and adventure.
Now back at home in Paris, the newlyweds are settling into farm life and looking forward to a long and happy future together, sharing many more moments in pens with bottles in their hands and love in their hearts.