In early August 2023 Mary decided to download the dating app Hinge. Not long after, Mary received a message from someone named Marshall. They messaged back and forth for a couple days before Marshall asked Mary on a first date. On August 10th, 2022 they met for the first time and from that moment on they both knew they had met their soulmate. They took every chance they got to spend time with one another. From walking along the riverwalk in the evenings, going to the gym together or enjoying early morning breakfast they could always be found together. Even with their busy and chaotic schedules of finishing up their graduate degrees and starting full-time jobs they always found time for one another. Not long there after they were introduced to the families with Mary meeting Marshall's family at his dad's building dedication and Marshall flying up to Pennsylvania for a long weekend to meet Mary's family. Before they knew it a whole year had passed and it was truly the best year of their lives! On October 21st, 2023 Marshall got down on one knee and proposed to Mary during their fall photo shoot along the river in Conway, SC. The only answer was yes. They couldn't be more excited to be getting married and having the rest of their lives together.