Just a few lines into their write up and you'll fall head over heels for these two. From casual neighbors to partners in business and life, Kevin and Buck have developed that kind of relationship many hope for in their lifetime. Their future second home is near the waters of Miami and that's where they and our Fave, Todd Good, spent the afternoon to bring us these sun-lit images.
From Buck and Kevin: We met in Chicago and both lived in the same neighborhood. We would see each other fairly frequently at the gym, at the coffee shop, etc. We'd always give a friendly wave to each other. There was definitely a familiarity that we sensed, but also we just had a good old-fashioned mutual attraction.
Kevin was a personal trainer at the neighborhood gym, so Buck decided to hire him, admittedly with an agenda to get to know him. There was such awesome and electric chemistry between the two of us. We decided the finish the eight sessions and fire each other from the professional part so we could go out on a date. It was the perfect way to get to know each other, really. There were no first date rules or pretenses, but we were just able to be authentic with one another and get to know each other in a friendly way, before we actually went on our first date.
Our engagement story is decidedly unglamorous, but completely fitting for us as a couple. While visiting family in Kevin's hometown, we ended up eating a late dinner at an Applebee's in Lakeland, Florida. We were having another of our conversations about what it would be like 'when we get married' and Buck said, "When will that be?". So, we both decided in a mutual conversation that it was time to stop talking about it and make it happen.
That's how our relationship works; we view each other as equal partners, so everything stems from a mutual conversation and agreement. There's still spontaneity and romance in our daily lives, however when it comes to the major decisions of 'us', we both get equal say and consideration.
In 2012, Kevin launched his business Fortune Training and Coaching and Buck partnered up to help as it grows. Buck is also the Executive Director of the Susan Poorman-Blackie Ovarian Cancer Foundation and Kevin is joining in because the Foundation has become very close to both of their hearts.
The two now enjoy work and travel together when they can. They're very active and love being outdoors, especially on the beaches of Miami: Although we live in Austin, Texas, the beautiful beaches of Miami seem like a second home to us. Our goal is to have a home there in the coming years. The ocean is definitely good for both of our souls, so we make our way down the South Florida Coastline as often as we can!
Kevin and Buck were recently married in, you guessed it, Miami! Congratulations you two!