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Our Story

After about 12 years together, we can't wait to finally celebrate with you all on July 30th, 2022, as we solidify our union and make it official on paper! Here is a little bit about us, how we met, and why saying "I do" while surrounded by our family and friends sounds perfect to us.

Shawn is an Irish kid from Lockport, NY and Kristen is an Italian girl from Orchard Park, NY (...with Kenmore roots). We first met at Canisius College in 2008 and lived across the hall from each other during our sophomore year. Way back when the Sabres were good and the Bills were bad, and before either of us had degrees, or adult jobs... or really any plans at all, we thought very early on that what we had was true love... and we were right!

After graduation, we both stayed in Buffalo and eventually moved in together in an apartment on Inwood Place. That city apartment would be the setting for an amazing few years of growing together as adults and as a couple, and having a damn good time while doing it. We enjoyed every minute of living in the Elmwood Village and spent a lot of time visiting Delaware Park, Hoyt Lake, and one of our absolute favorites... Gates Circle Wine & Liquor store.

The next chapter of our lives had us leave WNY and brought us across the country to San Francisco, CA. On April 1st, 2018 (an iconic Easter Sunday AND April Fool's Day), we packed our bags and crammed into our little Nissan Sentra to set out on our cross country adventure. This road trip is one of our most treasured memories and allowed us to experience some truly unforgettable places.

We have lived in California for close to 4 years now, and even though we have plans to return to WNY, San Francisco has become a second home to us... especially with Northstar Cafe (our local Bills backer bar), Ocean Beach, and Golden Gate Park -- which is where we got engaged in 2020!

The countdown to July 30th, 2022 is officially on, but we are enjoying our engagement to the fullest in the meantime. We look forward to hosting our family and close friends and we cannot wait to celebrate with you next year!

With Love,
Shawn & Kristen