Zach & Delaney



Zach Goode


Delaney Schmertmann

September 24, 2023

Glendale, AZ

How We Met

January 14, 2021

Well that depends on who you ask... Zach: I met Delaney briefly through our mutual friends, Sarah and Brayden. A few days later, I started teaching country dancing on the roof of the GCU parking garage with some friends. Delaney showed up and I thought she was pretty cute, so I asked her to dance at least a dozen times. Then we had a couple more dance nights, I danced with her a few dozen more times, asked her out, and the rest is history! Delaney: After we were initially introduced, I was invited to a swing dancing night on top of the parking garage (shoutout Sarah) despite having no clue whatsoever how to swing dance. Zach was teaching a group of people some basic dance moves and made a passing comment about how asking a girl to dance doesn't really mean anything. He then proceeded to ask me to dance like 12 times and wondered why I didn't take the hint... but I eventually figured it out, and now here we are!

Our First Date

February 15, 2021

Our first date started as a casual coffee date at Snakes & Lattes in Tempe. After talking for several hours, we were having a lot of fun so we went to The Hole in the Rock, and to get dinner and pizookie at BJs. The casual coffee date ended up turning into a seven-hour long date...

The Proposal

December 17, 2022

The proposal didn't quite go as planned... but she said yes!

And Forever to Go...

September 24, 2023

We cannot wait to celebrate our love and our future with you!