Maxine and Fisher
How We Met
Fisher is the quiet mysterious guy in a suit with the trendy hipster glasses. I’m the goofy extrovert who collects candles and tears up when I see adorable tiny humans (search “cute aggression” it’s a thing, I promise).
In Summer 2012, I checked Fisher and his parents into New Student Orientation with the biggest butterflies in my stomach. As I gave them the tour of our 2-story college in Lower Manhattan, all I could think about was how suave this guys was. I mean his name was Fisher, c’mon! I kept my crush a secret until one day I noticed Fisher sitting in the front row of my politics class. So nervous, I sat a few rows behind him so he couldn’t see me. That night, I went home and told my roommates that the charming dapper guy from orientation was in my class and that I didn’t know what to do, but I refused to tell them who he was.
A few weeks later I was working at the Student Services desk at school and Fisher walked by. I shyly said hi and complimented his new glasses. He thanked me and walked away. Swiftly, I asked him if he wanted to join my politics study group that weekend and told him we were going to prepare for the midterm. Fortunately, he accepted! Unfortunately, I made up the study group on a whim and needed to quickly organize one so I didn’t look like a complete idiot! Thankfully, my friends had my back and gladly participated in the “study group” that weekend. After a few hours of studying, everyone left, including Fisher. Instantly, my roommates began to chat about the super cute guy in the glasses. At the point, I finally revealed my secret and told them Fisher was my crush!
The next week, Hurricane Sandy hit NYC. All the male students were assigned to stay at the female apartments due to the harsh weather conditions in their neighborhood. Somehow – someway – Fisher was assigned to my room! We passed time by making pumpkin pancakes and watched The Perfect Storm (fitting, right?). We learned that we were both from California. Him from a farm and me from a beach town. We also learned that we were both Middle Eastern and came from large families. Once the storm passed, we started visiting jazz clubs and cool restaurants in the city.
A few months later, Fisher finally asked me to be his girl friend, and the rest was history. Over the course of 3 years, Fisher and I had accomplished a lot. He went off and studied at Oxford University (did I mention I am marrying a nerd?) and I co-founded a weddings + events planning company called Willow & Wine! As a wedding planner, I constantly talk wedding talk. What can I say? I LOVE love! So all our friends and family were impatiently awaiting the day Fisher and I would finally get hitched.