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Our Story

It all started with an online dating app! Ryan and Olivia matched in February of 2017. After Olivia impressed Ryan by initiating the conversation, they exchanged some messages and agreed to meet at a brewery. Ryan suggested two options: either their mutual neighborhood's go-to (Lynlake Brewery) or one a bit farther away (Steel Toe Brewing). Olivia chose the latter. Ryan later learned that Olivia chose Steel Toe so as to not "ruin" nearby Lynlake in case the first date went poorly. But, it went well! They chatted easily and Ryan passed Olivia's first date test of proving "nice and normal" so they agreed to meet again for a second date! Gotta love online dating :)

For their second date Ryan and Olivia played games at Updown arcade bar and then grabbed a beer, this time at Lynlake. It was at that brewery where they bonded over their similar backgrounds, lifestyles, goals and shared sense of humor. They went on a few more dates, met each other's friends and family, and fell in love.

Over the past four years their love has grown as they traveled together in the US and abroad, completed many home improvement projects, cultivated their green thumbs, and shared their love of beer via brewery exploration and home brewing. They've also navigated job changes, a master's degree, and a global pandemic which led to working within 20 feet of each other for over a year and a half! They have become slightly obsessed with their cat (and now co-worker), Beyoncé, and new puppy, Butter. Olivia and Ryan are always looking for new adventures and are excited to get married and start their biggest one yet!