Chase’s path to New York spanned 1,050 miles from Iowa to the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. Upon seeing the skyline, he was overcome with unbridled excitement. It was a skyline like no other he had ever seen – a stark difference from the big sky of Iowa.
Drew’s path to New York always lay just 30 miles from New York in New Jersey, but it wasn’t until after graduating Syracuse University that he decided to call it home. All 500 square feet of home.
And, after a few years of navigating the city’s streets, those two paths crossed.
In a city of 8.4 million people, it is quite incredible for just two people to meet in a crowded bar, fall in love in a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, and decide to spend the rest of their lives together soon thereafter. And that is precisely what happened with Chase and Drew.
Together, Chase and Drew started on new, parallel paths. It took them through the dusty trails of Peru. The crowded streets of Brooklyn. Through the narrow carreteras of Spain. Their passion to explore, to learn, to experience the world together grew into an inseparable pairing. Even when they were physically separated.
Chase choosing to pursue his Masters at Imperial College in England put an ocean between them, but never a gap in their love. In fact, it served as the perfect setting for something else. On November 9, 2013 while hiking through the quaint villages of the Cotswolds in the English countryside, Chase and Drew found themselves alone in the middle of a rolling pastoral field. And that’s where they decided to unify their paths into one.
We are so grateful to have our incredible friends and family around us as we walk - in locked step - forward in our love.