Liz & Brian

November 13, 2021 • Atlanta, Georgia

Liz & Brian

November 13, 2021 • Atlanta, Georgia

Our Story

It all started at Hair of the Dog...


Rewind back to April 22nd, 2017 – it was a fateful day at good ole’ Hair of the Dog in NYC. For those of you who know... you know. For those of you who don’t, Hair of the Dog isn’t exactly the place you’d expect to meet ‘the one,’ but here we are. Victoria and I were at brunch that morning when Cody invited us to meet up with the guys and their friend, Brian, who was home visiting from San Diego. We weren’t totally in the mood for a college sports bar as our Saturday stakeout, however, after some deliberation and a few mimosas, we were in.


When Brian and I met, we hit it off immediately – not sure if it was his hilarious demeanor, his cool west coast style, or my horrible pickup line, but… when you know, you know. We ended up hanging out the entire weekend and had the best time. Sunday night before he left the city to head back to his family’s house in New Jersey, he asked if he could come back the next night to take me on our first ‘official date’. Well, Monday rolls around and I hadn’t texted him for most of the day, which led him to almost back out. He sent me a text saying how great it was getting to know me… and I was like what?! No, we have a date tonight, remember? An hour later we were throwing back tequila shots and fries at the bar under my apartment and laughed the night away… until we said our goodbyes, as he was heading back to California the next day.


We talked nonstop from the moment he left. Unknowing what was to come given we lived cross-country, within a few days he was begging me to visit him in California. Summer was just around the corner and most of my weekends were already planned, so I told him I could either come the following weekend, or 5 weeks from now. We all knew 5 weeks from now could be pretty awkward if things tapered off, so next weekend it was. The day I landed, things picked up right where they left off and exceeded both of our expectations beyond belief. Three trips to San Diego, and loads of laughs, smiles, and tears later, he had booked a one-way flight back to the east coast. And the rest is history…