First-day work jitters + a subsequent love
The couple met in 2011 in the elevator, on Katie’s first day of work at Five Below (Ryan had been working there for about a year). Katie says she must’ve had first-day jitters since she didn’t remember their initial meeting; they started dating in early 2012. The couple wanted to get married in Philadelphia since it’s where they met and fell in love, and it’s also their beloved home. Although they looked at many venues, they excitedly chose Hotel Monaco because of the amazing rooftop where they could host their cocktail hour (and a half!), plus they immediately felt joyful and at ease when spending time at the hotel.