No fraternizing rules with this couple. Somewhere between Boston and NYC, these two met at a Greek life event and fell in love. The couple wed on Oct. 2, 2022, at OceanCliff Hotel in Newport, RI.
The Meet Cute
I joined Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity while a student at Johnson & Wales University, stayed in touch with my undergraduate brothers and would travel to Providence to support events even though I was living in New York City. Desiree is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and became good friends with my younger fraternity brothers who would travel to Boston to attend her sorority’s events at Northeastern University. She was invited to a new member presentation performance and as she was home in Providence on holiday break, she decided to attend. It was there that I was enraptured and had to introduce myself.
Desiree gives so much to others so I thought it was important for other people to show love to her, but in the height of COVID, there were limits. I managed to find a restaurant and limited the party size, had a banner made and hired one of my best friends to do the videography. The plan was for her to enter the room, take in the scene, and for me to say a line that would cue the guests to enter (she had figured out that I was going to propose but didn’t know the scope and scale of it). They missed the cue, though, and we stood there awkwardly while I had to send someone to bring out the party! It worked out and she said yes and we had a great dinner. Our guests even signed Champagne bottles for us that we will pop on our anniversary.