We met at a piano bar in Philadelphia in 2010. We hit it off instantly. We both loved urban life, diverse culture, music, art, cooking, the outdoors, travel, and cherished close relationships with our friends and families.
And just like the endless plants in our house, our marriage continues to grow and evolve as we continue to grow and evolve.
We spent almost 3 years together and after those 3 years, we started to drift apart. After many discussions, we agreed that our current relationship was not best for either of us and we broke up. We spent two years apart. Completely apart. We found clarity in our previous confusion and both matured a lot. During the summer of 2015, an unexpected email correspondence started. The letters evolved into lengthy catching-up and eventually we met in person. Just like the first time we met, we hit it off (again) instantly and never looked back. A few dates later we had our most meaningful conversation to date. With clarity, we talked in length about why our previous relationship had failed, everything we learned about ourselves when we were apart, and what we wanted in a relationship moving forward. We were on the same page about everything. It was incredible! We were married in May of 2017, with Jaclyn's Grandpop Mike as the officiant, in Dan's parents backyard, surrounded by our closest friends and family. It was intimate, sentimental and magical. We continue to engage in all the same passions together and support each others personal passions. And just like the endless plants in our house, our marriage continues to grow and evolve as we continue to grow and evolve. We communicate openly, without bias. We take care of each other and we cherish each other. Most importantly, we make each other laugh every single day.