While many people go to college and work a 9-5 job, Lauren Matocha and Griffin Macer were two souls, traveling through life on their own paths, laser focused on their goals, and always trusting their intuition. Griffin has created business after business since high school, all while traveling the world and living a life full

Burckel Gervais and Gregory Deichmann first met in 2016 at the Red Eye Bar and Grill in New Orleans. Within a month, they were officially a couple; and almost six years later, they got married.Engagement and Wedding PlanningWith Greg being a professional MLB player for the Oakland Athletics, he and Burckel travel year round but

Kate Wasserbach and Travis Moore met in high school through a longtime mutual friend, Michael, who played lacrosse with Travis.“I have known Michael since I was three years old,” Kate shares, “and Travis has played travel lacrosse with Michael since the fourth grade. Fate had it that Travis and I didn’t connect earlier in life,

Joanne and Daryll were in the 8th grade when they first met back in 2001. They both attended Most Holy Trinity School in San Jose, California, and “officially dated” for a few months. Daryll was Joanne’s first boyfriend; but after graduating from the 8th grade, the two teens drifted apart and went their separate ways

Sierra Owen and Derek Eliasen first met online over a shared interest. The two acquaintances eventually decided to meet for coffee, even though Sierra was nervous to meet someone from the internet for the first time. “He walked in very dressed up and seemed so proper,” she describes. “It was kind of intimidating. Luckily he’s

A Bespoke Wedding at Casa Loma with a Custom Ines Di Santo Wedding GownTeresa Pasqualino and Patrick Luzny first met as teenagers, when Patrick became friends with Teresa’s brother Domenico during high school. Patrick was “caught completely off-guard” when he was introduced to Teresa; and in an admittedly misguided attempt to get her attention whenever

Natalie Guest first met Daniel Mehmet when she was working for the family business in HR. A mutual friend asked if she could hook Daniel up with a job. She ended up employing him, and a friendship grew from there. A Destination EngagementWhen it came time to propose, Daniel popped the question when the couple

Maral and Kourosh Fard met through mutual friends when they were in high school. The two teenagers did have a connection “back when AOL was a thing,” but nothing progressed at the time. Being so young, neither of them had any inkling that they’d end up together someday.In December of 2013, Maral was traveling with

Molly Cerne’s brother, Justin Cerne, is the artistic director of Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, located on Nantucket Island. With a degree in dance performance and a background in musical theatre, Molly was working as an actress in Los Angeles when her brother asked if she’d like to choreograph Footloose for the theatre. Molly took the

Jamie Mounger and Ben Thacker first met in 2015 during their freshman year at Gonzaga University. Over the years, their social groups began to mesh; and even though they started out as friends, the two were inseparable by senior year.“We had many classes together, and when we weren’t studying for accounting, we could be found

Arianna Swafford and Richard Robinov’s wedding story began with a destination engagement in Amsterdam, when Richard proposed during a progressive dinner aboard a beautiful private canal boat. Afterwards, the couple enlisted the help of Andrea Eppolito – the top wedding planner in Las Vegas – to orchestrate the wedding planning process.  “I immediately fell in

Aruna Seth and Thomas Adolff instantly hit it off after being introduced through mutual friends over a decade ago. The conversation flowed naturally, and it seemed as if they’d known each other forever. Rather than diving right into a relationship, however, several years passed before they crossed paths again – although Aruna and Thomas couldn’t

Kristina Khachunts was working at a bank when she first laid eyes on Serge Karapetyan. She was standing outside and noticed Serge looking at her with a sideways glance as he parked his car. Serge proceeded to go inside the bank, complete his transaction, and promptly left. “I remember thinking, ‘First off, who is this

In the Fall of 2009, Francesca Mardenli and Matthew Mello were in an “Intro to Criminal Justice” class together at Roger Williams University. The two students never spoke, but Francesca ended up telling her roommate about Matthew right after class. Still, nothing more transpired until five years later.“I saw him out in Providence, Rhode Island

When Chelsea Carpenter and Andrew Mitchell first met at a Halloween party in New York City, neither had any idea they’d be meeting “their forever.” It was 2015, and the two instantly hit it off after being introduced to each other through a close mutual friend. Fast forward four years, and Andy was planning a

Mary O’ Leary and Kevin Jacobs both grew up going to a dude ranch called C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado. Although they frequented the ranch from a young age, the two didn’t officially meet until 2016, when Kevin’s family invited some other home owners over for cocktails.“We spent time talking that evening and

Jessica and Shane McKendrick were first introduced through mutual friends. It was a random night out and everyone was enjoying the 2 for 1 margaritas. It never occurred to Jessica that she could be sitting next to her future husband.“When I first met Shane, I thought he was really funny and charming, and I enjoyed