are getting married on July 2nd, 2022
CHAPTER I: MARCH '14
The Boy Who Coded
Daniel was a starry-eyed engineer, trying to make it on the drone-ridden streets of SF. He joined a startup called Frederick as the first employee, and worked hard to make the product a success.
After helping the company get acquired for the first time, he turned his attention to love. Soon after he would have his first date with a smart, young French Au Pair.
CHAPTER II: OCTOBER '14
The Vanishing Girl
Malvina was a small town girl, living in a French-speaking world, looking for the midnight plane going to the USA.
Ever since she taught herself how to be fluent in English, she has the dream of living in America. Little did she know that her first visit would be permanent.
CHAPTER III: JUNE '15
The Letters From OK Cupid
Malvina was at the end of her rope with the dating app OK Cupid. She had gone on a few dates, none of which she enjoyed.
Through the shroud of monotonous “Yo” and “Hey” messages, she all of a sudden got a message about Firefly, one of her favorite shows. She set up a date with this guy, and promptly deleted the app. Little did she know her last date on OK Cupid would also be her most fortuitous one.
CHAPTER IV: DECEMBER '15
The Keeper of the House Keys
Daniel and Malvina started to fall hard for one another.
However, after only a few months together Malvina’s time as an Au Pair was coming to an end and she would have to go back home. Daniel made a decision, to tell her that he loved her for the first time and asked her to move in with him. She said 'I love you too' and 'yes!'
CHAPTER V: DECEMBER '15
The Journey from Gate 9 3/4
A magical whirlwind ride of a relationship deserved a magical first vacation together.
They left during Christmas for an unforgettable trip. Austin, New Orleans, Seattle, Portland, and Fort Bragg. Mindblowing BBQ, a unicorn drawn carriage ride, Jazz club hopping, a Christmas village in the middle of snow-capped mountains, infinite microbreweries, jet skiing, a crazy medley of weather, and the list goes on.
CHAPTER VI: AUGUST '16
The Sorting Visa
Malvina’s tourist visa was limited, and she spent that time thinking about her future. Malvina had graduated from Fashion Design school in France.
However, she wanted to broaden her skill set into other areas of design. She decided to study Visual Media Design, and once she started she knew she had found another perfect match.
CHAPTER VII: APRIL '18
The Midnight Proposal
Daniel’s company got acquired for the second time, and to celebrate he told Malvina that they should go out to their first Michelin star restaurant. Dressed to impress, they experienced some amazing service and exquisitely modern Italian dishes.
Daniel brought a surprise gift for Malvina, a scrapbook of their first vacation together. He had filled it out with the stories they shared, she flipped through it to find that there was a very special ending, a proposal and a shiny new ring.
CHAPTER VIII: JUNE '18
The Design Master
Malvina would ace her classes, and come out of it with a killer portfolio. Shortly after school she would get a job as a Product Designer only a few blocks away from Daniel.
She would go on to design a whole new website for the company with great success. Everything had gone according to plan, but life always has its surprises.
CHAPTER IX: JULY '18
Neiko the French-American Chiweenie
They were freshly engaged and both fully employed, and wanted to tie up another knot. They had been looking to adopt a dog for months, with little luck at the various adoption events.
Then one day they decided to visit the SPCA, and they came across a cute, scrawny pup called Oyster. They took him for a walk in the yard. Quickly he was flopping to his back for scratches, and they knew they had found their new dog who they would promptly rename.
CHAPTER X: AUGUST '15
Through the City Hall Doors
Aug 15th, 2015, their first date together. Aug 15th, 2018, they walked through the doors of the beautiful San Francisco City Hall to officially become man and wife.
In between there would be many board game nights, delicious home-made dinners for two, and voyages to distant lands. 3 years of magic with many more chapters yet to be written. Now they are looking to have their long awaited French wedding, and you're invited to that next chapter!