They met in the summer of 2015 when Cara was visiting from Chicago with her dear friends for a Delta Gamma girls’ weekend in Long Beach, New York.
Cara and her friends, Marissa, Brooke and Kelly were all hanging out by the pool when Marissa’s then boyfriend/now husband Joey and his friend Michael visited. Michael helped Joey grill the steaks by the pool before the girls headed into the city.
Cara and Michael struck up conversation about the “Windy City” when Michael mentioned to Cara that he was heading out there the following month for a guys’ weekend with his friends.
When Michael and the crew arrived at their hotel the next month their eyes feasted upon one dozen of Chicago’s best donuts – hand delivered by Cara earlier that morning.
Michael extended his stay in Chicago after that weekend was over and he and Cara enjoyed a delicious meal and much laughter.
But – the icing on the cake was when Michael insisted on bringing a “doggie bag” filled with beef filet for Cara’s precious pup Maddie.
Michael instantly won Maddie’s heart and Cara’s too… and as they say… the rest is their history.
And so it started – an exciting, romantic courtship whose story will be told in the generations to follow; a courtship that involved eighteen flights in seven months linking them between New York and Chicago.
During those trips they shared their favorite parts of their hometowns: day trips to the beach and ballgames, boat tours and museums, delicious dinners and fun cocktails.