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From the groom... "We met in seventh grade when Claire transferred schools, but we really became friends in high school. I (Claire) had a huge crush on him, starting when we were about sixteen. He was just really cool -- played guitar, pitched for the baseball team, no drama, nice to everyone. I (Bill) always thought she was really smart and put together -- a little clumsy -- but super cute. The kind of girl I wanted to end up with, but we were only teenagers! It took a little time to win him over, but then we both spent the summer after our freshman year of college back in our hometown, started dating, and have been together ever since."
From the bride... "Charlie and I went to Middlebury College in Vermont and had a few classes together, but the first time we actually met and talked to each other was in Astronomy class. We were in one of the evening lab sessions where the class would meet on the roof of the science building to learn about different constellations and how to use a telescope. Charlie asked me for help finding a certain star and told me that he liked my shoes (I think I was wearing a pair of Ugg moccasins...very glamorous!!), and then we both stayed behind after class was over to look through the huge observatory telescope. We were just friends at first, but quickly figured out that, even though our personalities are pretty different, we complement and balance each other really well, and share so many things in common. It's now been nearly 11 years and we've lived in and traveled to lots of different places since then, but we've been a constant for each other through lots of periods of change.
From the bride... "Rob and I met through mutual friends in the fall of 2013 after I moved to Boston after graduation. I was busy traveling for work during my first year out of school so our relationship began as a friendship as at first we only started seeing each other at the occasional social gathering. In February of 2014, Rob and I went on our first date at one of our now favorite restaurants in Boston. Things became serious pretty quickly as Rob turned down a job offer in New York City later that spring so that we could stay in Boston together. I think that’s when we knew we would be together forever. Three and half years after our first date and on November 21st, 2017 Rob proposed at my family’s home in Jamaica. My parents, sisters, and grandmothers were there and celebrated with that night for dinner on the beach.
From the bride... "We like to say, “it all started with a tie.” We met while waiting for the elevator in the NYC office of BCG, the company for which we had both recently started working after graduating from Yale (Chloe, undergrad) and Wharton (Matt, MBA). Matt insists that Chloe “grabbed” his tie, but she says it was a compliment only. That will never be resolved. In any case, no introductions occurred, as each (normally outgoing) party was (uncharacteristically) too shy to introduce themselves. Yet Chloe’s comment made its mark, and Matt pored over every photo in the BCG office Facebook to figure out who she was - only finding her hours later when he got to the Zs at the end of the list. Some emails were exchanged, and a friendship ensued. After spending some time together at the office and at work events, we finally moved our relationship offsite to a bar in Alphabet City called the Wayland, where we shared our first kiss. Four years later, Matt proposed there, and 4 months after that, we got a puppy and named him Wayland after that special place. (Fun fact: @waylandthedog [puppy] and @thewaylandnyc [bar] follow each other on Instagram). In between the first date at the Wayland and the proposal, we developed deep mutual support and a shared taste for adventure. On the latter note, we decided to turn our lives upside down by spending a year in Australia for a change of scene (both having grown up in the NYC Metro area and gone to college on the east coast). We picked up and moved to the other side of the world, settling in Bondi Beach, where we knew no one. The BCG Sydney office welcomed Matt for a year, and Chloe started her own strategy consulting business while becoming a registered yoga teacher on the side. Over the course of the year, we traveled across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, really making the most of our "delayed study abroad” that neither of us had taken in college. When we moved, we had both thought the other was “the one,” but, as data-driven consultants, we knew this was the perfect hypothesis-testing ground for marriage - put a couple through the stresses of an around-the-world move, the challenge of making all new friends, and battling prehistoric-sized cockroaches and poisonous spiders, and that’s when the true colors come out. At different points in the year, we each struggled with the adjustment, while the other stood strong as the rock in the relationship - and we got not only got through, we truly flourished. By the end of our 1-year stint down under, we decided that we couldn’t live without each other, and together we moved home to New York to start a life with our (future) puppy Wayland and our parents nearby. We are proud to say that over the course of our 5-year relationship, we have been to over 50 destinations together. Traveling brings us closer, allowing us to get to know ourselves and each other better. We hope to always maintain this thirst for adventure and an undeniable compulsion to try new things."
From the bride... "James and I met at a recruiting event in Little Rock, AR. We were both working for the same bank. I arrived late to dinner before the recruiting event, and there was one seat left to James. I asked James if anyone was using the chair, he said, "No, please sit.", and I took the chair and moved to the other end of the table where my analyst class was sitting (Ha!). James called me two months later and asked if I would be in town on a specific weekend in December to talk about the city of Atlanta. James mentioned he was thinking of getting out of Texas for a little bit. I was out of town that weekend, and he called back and asked if I would be in town another weekend in December because "something had come up" the weekend he originally asked me about. We agreed to meet for lunch and when that weekend came I picked him up for lunch right after my workout class. After he got in my car, I wished I had put on some makeup because he was so darn cute! I quickly invited him to dinner with my Mom and my friend Kelly Thorne. We all went to dinner together that night and the rest is really history. He came back to Atlanta to take me on a few dates and we officially started dating in April of 2016. He moved to Atlanta in August of 2016 and after we got engaged, we both moved to Dallas in April of 2018. I have never met anyone with the amount of integrity that James has. He is humble, serving, direct and driven. He is a leader and my best friend. James has brought so much joy into my life, I cannot imagine a life without him."
"Imagine being faced with the following choice — swipe right or swipe left on the future guy or girl of your dreams. That’s the premise of the Hinge App, and the result of that one simple choice which led Molly and Adam to meet and ultimately fall in love. It’s really quite amazing how the swipe of your finger can land you the person you want to spend the rest of your life with and Molly and Adam were fortunate enough to be connected in such a unique way. After chatting for a few days on the app, Molly and Adam went on their first date in the West Village in Manhattan and have been connected at the hip ever since. They share a love of travel, adventure, city living, and beach getaways and their 2-year-old Shiba Inu, Sushi. They are so happy to start their life together as husband and wife."
From the bride... "Johann is from South Africa, I am from New York. He won the green card lottery and decided to immigrate to NYC on a whim. We both ended up working for Deloitte in NYC and we crossed paths one day at work. He introduced himself in the lobby of a bank we were working with and led me into the building. His good looks and charm had me fumbling my bags and hitting the wrong floor on the elevator. We chatted briefly but then I had to leave abruptly for another project. We never saw each other at work since that day. A few days later I received a message from him asking if I'd like to grab a drink. I wasn't sure if it was a real date or a "getting to know" your coworker kind of deal. I was on the train out to Long Island when he messaged me - I responded with a lie and said I was busy working in the city and would love to meet up. Turned back around, headed to the city and met the "coworker". During that date, our bond was immense and we both knew what we had together was special. Describing our life experiences living in South Africa and Long Island somehow strongly intertwined and it felt as if we had known each other from the beginning of time. I remember getting chills that night thinking it was a dream. I brought him to Long Island the next day to show him the area and since then we have never left each other sides."
"Ashley and Taylor’s relationship began one fateful weekend as Ashley traveled home to NYC after attending the wedding of a college friend, also one of Taylor’s middle school friends from Washington, DC. He hadn’t messaged her yet on Hinge, a dating app that they had matched on a few weeks prior, and that piqued her. She wrote him a note letting him know that she had just attended a wedding of their mutual friend and she might be worth his time. He responded quickly to that bold introduction and set up a date at a wine bar near his apartment. Watching her walk into that wine bar for their first date, Taylor both regretted not having messaged her sooner and knew he had to take this woman seriously. On paper, she was everything he wanted in a partner, and in person, she was stunning, smart and engaging. Following their first conversation, he quickly messaged her to set up a second date. As they got to know each other and date more seriously, she eventually met his cats (she’s allergic, and he was a bit defensive that as a single guy he had cats and was therefore worried that she might not be able to be around them). Her love and affection for his (and now their) cats helped solidify their budding relationship. Ashley’s mother jokingly says that it was with the cats that Ashley first fell in love and that Taylor was just the facilitator. Supplementing his cats, music helped facilitate the growth of their relationship. The first concert they shared was an early date to see Arcade Fire at Barclays Center. It was a memorable event for both Ashley and Taylor. She remembers it fondly as an experience where this guy she had just started dating had taken her to an awesome show (we had General Admission tickets which allowed us to get very close to the stage). He remembers it as that time that he first got to dance with the woman he suspected he would marry and then later spent two hours trying to get himself home (both the B and D trains had stopped running), but it was worth it because he had found his partner in crime. Although her tastes in music run a bit more sophisticated than his (Taylor tends towards pop, while Ashley is more of a Radiohead fan), they share a strong passion for good food. She was pleasantly surprised that he had a fully equipped kitchen and liked to cook. He was just happy that she enjoyed his taste for spicy food and had great knife skills. Cooking together at home is always a fun experience for both and has become an essential building block of their love for one another. Tastes in entertainment are very much a foundation of Ashley and Taylor’s relationship. While both have established traditional careers in finance, they also share a love for the world of fantasy and sci-fi fiction, whether in movies, television or novels. Snuggling at home with the cats, they can read their books and watch their shows together that others might struggle to understand (or care about). The television show Supernatural (you can stream it on Netflix) best embodies their shared fondness for fantasy/sci-fi, especially as it offers muscle cars, cheesy ‘70s rock songs and a good sense of humor. Going back to the earlier discussion of Ashley and Taylor’s first date, two topics are worth mentioning. Firstly, that first date took some coordination as both works in finance and keep busy schedules. Rather than seeing each other’s professional engagements as personal liabilities, they quickly bonded over their shared work ethic and potential contribution to their partnership. Secondly, when she walked into that wine bar, he quickly recognized that she was out of his league on fitness or looks basis. To be her partner on each level, Taylor dedicated himself to getting into better shape. Quickly, he began to share in her love for Soul-Cycle which Ashley had been dedicated to for several years. While she had to adjust to his earlier schedule (i.e., 6 am classes), they have come to love working out together. Finally, their love for one another coalesced around their shared sense of family. Both come from smaller family units that have had to deal with tragedy. They greatly value what family they have left and have been delighted to see everyone come together, especially for shared holidays, which leads to the last story. Leading up to Easter 2016, Taylor went out of his way to make sure that their combined families would be in town on Sunday for a joint Easter Dinner. Ashley was a bit perturbed that it took some coordination and sacrifices on their parents’ parts to make the event happen. They had that Good Friday off from work as a market trading holiday, and they spent it relaxing at home with the cats. As evening drew on, they eventually made their way to their “go-to” local spot, Joseph Leonard in the West Village, for dinner. They were seated immediately despite it being prime time, though Ashley didn’t seem to notice the special treatment at this popular no-reservations restaurant. After ordering their dinner, Taylor got down on one knee and proposed (as per his brother’s advice to do it before dinner got in the way). Ashley immediately put the ring on her finger and began crying. As the son of two lawyers, Taylor had to ask, “I need verbal confirmation; is that a yes?” And, finally, she responded, “Yes, yes of course.” Immediately the restaurant staff who had helped coordinate the surprise helped the couple celebrate with successive toasts. After a hurried meal, Taylor rushed her off to meet what he claimed would be one or two of her close friends at a nearby bar. He led her to that wine bar where they had had their first date, and waiting for them were her closest friends and both of their immediate families. Now she understood why both families had to be in town for Easter. At the same place where it had begun almost two years earlier, they celebrated their love and future marriage."
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