In August 2014, Stephan and Michelle were at UVA's first year orientation. Through fate, Stephan almost roomed with one of Michelle's friends from Roanoke, so they met up later that night, along with Michelle's first year roommate and now bridesmaid, Catherine Griesedieck. It turns out, Stephan and Michelle were both assigned to Gooch dorm. They became fast friends. They'd spend the next two years as best friends before they took the risk and decided to date. The rest, as they say, is history.