“Fahlyn and Xavier met on OK Cupid and had their first date in February 2014. They met at a bar called Three Dots and a Dash. Their five-hour first date turned in to five years when they decided on a Charleston wedding.
Together they adopted Watson, their dog, who acted as ring bearer during the ceremony. They planned a destination wedding from Chicago. Chose the Parsonage for the intimate downtown location and the fact they could stay in the beautiful house. They love to travel and they incorporated that into their wedding theme.”
From the Bride:
“Xavier and I found each other on ‘OK Cupid,’ and after chatting we met for our first date in February of 2014. It was the coldest Chicago winter on record. We had arranged to meet at a Tiki bar called Three Dots and a Dash. I remember walking there from work and having to duck into multiple shops along the way to de-frost. That night our conversation flowed, and before we knew it, 5 hours had flown by. We talked about our travels, some of the funny differences between life in the US and the UK (he’s British), and our various interests. At the end of the night, I knew I wanted to see Xavier again. He was so easy to talk to and so cute!
Over the last 4+ years we’ve shared so many incredible adventures, including adopting our strange, but lovable dog, Watson.
In September of 2017, Xavier and I took a trip to the West Coast, driving from San Francisco to Seattle, with stops along the way. Little did I know, Xavier planned to propose on this trip. After a day visiting vineyards and eating in Sonoma, he asked to marry me at sunset with a picnic, on a clifftop, where the Russian River meets the Pacific.”
From the Groom
“I moved to Chicago from the UK in February 2014. I didn’t really know anyone here, and so I thought it’d be fun to join ‘OK Cupid’ to see if someone might take pity and show me around. I’d never tried a dating website before and didn’t have high expectations. I trawled through endless numbers of profiles before finding Fahlyn, who on paper seemed like the perfect match. And here we are, married after the best 5 years of my life.
We met in a Tiki bar that sold cocktails from extravagant containers ranging from treasure chests to octopuses and seashells. It was great fun, and I was excited by how well we got on. Other dates involved bribing staff at a bowling alley, stuffing our faces with anything but British food, laughing until it hurt at comedy shows, and naming animals at the zoo.
Since then, we’ve traveled all over Europe, the US, and Costa Rica. Fahlyn shares my sense of adventure and love of the outdoors, and plans to travel the rest of the world with me.”