Katie and Dustin had timing and a couple of matchmakers on their side. They were paired together as bridesmaid and groomsman in their good friends Meg and Alex's wedding. Alex had been boasting to Dustin about Katie for years, because "Katie is actually really funny". Katie first started to hear rumblings of Dustin a few months before the wedding, but neither of them thought anything would come of the pairing since Dustin lived in Nashville and Katie in Chicago. The night of the wedding rehearsal dinner, Dustin finally found an opening to strike up a conversation with Katie while playing bar games, but his awkward moves and terrible hammerschlagen skills cleared the room and sent Katie away to chat with other friends. It wasn't until the night of the wedding that Katie came for Dustin. He was hanging back from the rest of the bridal party because he had lost his keys (a foreshadowing for many more lost keys to come). Katie found this unacceptable. She marched right up to him (full sass as always), called him out for being a terrible groomsman, and demanded he get on the dance floor. Luckily, Dustin took kindly to her insults and obliged. It was there that Katie noticed his broken ankle dance moves and willingness to act silly and they started to hit it off. It was a slow burn, long distance relationship that turned into full swing love that sent Katie to live in Nashville with Dustin. Their love of adventure, dancing, air drumming, crying, and a good Midwest goodbye has led their love to grow deeper and stronger each day.