On a summer-like evening in September of 2005, we met for the first time on the steps of Towers Hall at Drexel University. Though both from Rhode Island, our story began in Philadelphia, and our saga ensued over the next ten years as we continued to cross paths in various cities along the East Coast. The spark was reignited while in Portugal in September 2018, and a year later Jess made the move back to New York City. Matthew’s proposal amid the global pandemic came as a wonderful surprise. Our journey to this point in time has been a long one, though there has never been a doubt that we belong together. We are so grateful that you are here to join us for this special day and look forward to celebrating what was destined to be from the very start.