We met in the summer of 2011 while we were both working at a local public accounting firm in Chicago. We quickly became friends and spent the next year of work sharing memes and music to help one another get through the day. Fortunately, we both left the public accounting industry (sorry to the dozens of CPA's reading this), but we maintained our friendship which quickly transitioned into a more significant relationship over the next few years. In 2016, Mark received a job offer in Portland, Oregon, and we made the leap at the start of 2017! The past two years in Portland have been an amazing opportunity to spend more time outdoors, to meet new friends, and to grow together through all the challenges associated with moving across the country. On January 20, 2018, Mark proposed near the top of Mt. Hood while we skied down the mountain under the stars & fireworks. Luckily Brittany said yes, so now we get to throw a party! Over the past two years we've come to love our new city and we're so excited to invite our loved ones here to Portland to celebrate!