As chance would have it, we met at a New Year's Eve party. Neither one looking to meet anyone. Even though we had several mutual friends and attended same events, we did not meet until this day. Ryan had a swimmer's training trip in Florida on the 3rd, so we went for our first date on the 2nd to see Ryan's favorite film, La La Land. The rest was history!
Ryan planned to propose when we were in Spain the summer of 2020 visiting his grandfather. The trip was postponed due to the pandemic, but that did not stop Ryan. He surprised Daniella at her school during an impromptu grade level meeting. The next day, we had a discussion of when we could plan the wedding. Rather than postponing it for who knows how long with the pandemic, we went to the courthouse five days later. "Do you remember the 21st of September?" will forever hold a new meaning. We are so excited to now celebrate our wedding with you. See you in Virginia Beach!