We were introduced by mutual friends over dominoes and drinks. We instantly connected as we grew up in the same neighborhood. We had hung out in the same places. We became friends and soon that turned into a relationship. We traveled and got to know each other little by little. I watched Jesika graduate from Law School and study for the Florida Bar.
We dealt with stress as a couple. I knew she was the only one for me, early on, but we wanted to take our time getting to know each other and falling in love. I proposed on October 7th, 2013 on our anniversary. Melodie tried to surprise me with dinner at the Cypress Room in Midtown, but I found out where it was and informed the staff of my idea for the night. They video taped our moment, and took candid photos of our proposal. It was one of the best nights of my life. Anyone who knows Mel knows that she is definitely the more romantic one of the two of us. The rest is history. We spent the next year and a half, planning, saving and creating the wedding our dreams. We married on March 21, 2015.
We enjoy dining out a few times a week. We like cheese nights and movies on our couch. We love to travel to different places and spent our honeymoon in Europe. We chose the Epic for a 7-Day Mediterranean cruise that included Naples, Rome, Florence/Pisa, Cannes, Majorca since neither of us had seen that side of the world.