Our Story

Ben and Michelle met at the Harvard/Yale game in November 2009. He was wearing a vintage letterman sweater and his trademark prematurely gray hair. She was wearing knee high boots and a smile. He remembers watching her walk away. She remembers thinking how far off and exotic Nebraska sounded when she asked him where he was from.

A photographer asked to take a photo of Michelle in her boots, and Michelle pulled Ben and some random dude into it.
Ben and Michelle became facebook friends that week and had the following exchange:
November 24, 2009 at 6:08pm
I'm so glad you friended me! I was just talking to michael about you tonight. I never got a chance to say goodbye after the game and thank you for the steak sandwich. hope our paths cross gain in the not too distant future. michelle

November 24, 2009 at 6:11pm


too cool! I hope to get back to new york sometime soon, I always have the best time there. It was great fun hanging out.

November 24, 2009 at 6:15pm


stay in LA. I'll be there soon.

November 24, 2009 at 6:17pm


sweet! we'll meet up when you're here.

As promised, Michelle was in LA a few short months later and the two of them ended up getting dinner together on Valentine’s Day. From that night on they tried to spend as much time together as possible, which involved donating large amounts of money to JetBlue. 11 months later Ben and Michelle moved in together in LA. One year after their first date, on Valentine’s Day, they got engaged. 

The High Line in NYC at night.
In October 2011 they plan to get married in Malibu, CA.