From The Bride:
In their first semester of college at Sam Houston State University, we were both Theatre majors. We had a class, Introduction to Lighting, together, but we didn’t officially meet until later in the semester. We both attended the first play of the school year, Oleanna, on opening night. While waiting out in the lobby before the show, we were introduced to each other by a mutual friend in the Theatre department. After we sat together during the play, Austin walked me home and I gave him my number.
Before we moved in together, I lived in an on-campus apartment at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and Austin lived in a house in Conroe. In May of 2014, we both decided that it was time for Austin to move out of that house and after a few months of hard-thinking, we realized that Austin, TX would be the best place for him. By this time, I knew that Austin wasn’t the type of guy I could just let move away; I knew I needed to go with him. So, we packed our bags that November and headed about three hours northwest for ATX, where we moved in together in a tiny one-bedroom apartment with our dog, Atlas, and our cat, Idina.