How did you meet?
In Baltimore, at Banditos in Federal Hill on the first Sunday of the NFL season back in 2015, September 13th to be exact. Mike remembers this date specifically since he is a die-hard football fan, and actually played in college at Penn State, so football is always on his mind.
Please describe the proposal.
He proposed while we were in Siena, Italy in our hotel’s secret garden. The original proposal was supposed to happen at this beautiful old church in Tuscany, but once we got there, it was packed with tourists, so Mike had to improvise the next day. Regardless, it was special just being the two of us in a romantic outdoor setting in Italy.
What was the first thing you did after you got engaged?
After calling our families, we went to the Piazza Del Campo (central plaza) to celebrate as the Italians would—by drinking Aperol spritzes and eating charcuterie.
Have you picked a date? Venue? Theme?
Yes! We’ll be getting married on September 20, 2020 at Chatham Bars Inn in Cape Cod, MA.
What is something you and your fiancé́ like to do together?
It sounds like a cliché, but we literally do everything together. A few of our favorite things are traveling, taking golf lessons (Alexis is starting to become better than Mike), going to a boxing class every Saturday, and trying new cuisines and restaurants around Baltimore.
Will you be taking a honeymoon?
If so, where, and why did you pick that destination? Yes, we will use it as another excuse to travel. We are thinking Spain and Portugal or even back to Bali, since we both loved it so much.
What is a fun fact about you as a couple?
We both come from athletic, competitive backgrounds and have won the Baltimore Volo City kickball championship three times running.