After briefly meeting back in 2017 through a mutual friend (shoutout to groomsman Ryan Fox), Chris and Jess's paths crossed unknowingly quite a few times over the years. It wasn't until Ryan's birthday party in November 2021 where Chris and Jess got to know each other for the first time. Chris was heading to the appetizer table (of course) when Jess stopped him -- again, someone she never really spoke to before -- to ask how he's been. To this day, we don't know what made Jess approach Chris. Some say "divine intervention" ("some"=Chris), others might say... alcohol (see photo below). After giving Jess his number that night, it took her all of 10 minutes to text Chris after he left. They immediately made plans to see each other again the next weekend. For their first date, Chris visited Jess in Ocean City with his partner in crime, Rylee -- the same place his parents met 40 years prior. Their first date quickly turned into spending weekends together, and the rest is history. After a few short months, Jess moved in with Chris in Washington Crossing, and they were engaged to be married in November 2022. Chris and Jess are so grateful for the love and support from their family and friends, and they cannot wait to celebrate their marriage with their favorite people.