We met and fell in love in 2021 in beautiful Los Angeles. After a Hinge conversation filled with laughter, getting-to-know you’s, and Max taking way too long to make a move, we had our first date at Ladybyrd in Echo Park.

Easy conversation and a lot of chemistry led to more and more dates. We enjoyed picnics, drive-in movies, and plenty of wine bars together, and even though it was still “early days” we knew it was the start of something special. Throughout our first year together, we celebrated with our friends, were each other’s wedding dates(Hi Zach & Kate and Ben & Sommer!), celebrated our July birthdays, enjoyed Christmas in Sun Valley (complete with multi-day travel delays), and more. It’s safe to say that our first year together was full of fun, adventure, and falling in love.

Year two marked a significant milestone in our relationship as we decided to forgo our bachelor pads and move in together. Our love grew stronger during this time—not just through our shared love of reality TV)—but also because we welcomed our furry child Ellie into our lives. Although she put us through the wringer at first—including a parvo diagnosis right after we rescued her—she’s also probably the thing we love most in life. Besides each other, of course.

As Christmas 2022 approached, Max knew he’d found the love of his love (and Alyse was pretty sure, too). After planning with the co-maids of honor to find the perfect ring, he took Alyse to the Roundhouse on Mt. Baldy for a fondue and champagne date. There he popped the question in front of a view of snow-capped mountains they’d first seen together a year before. Spoiler - she said yes.

Since then we’ve had a whirlwind of planning, trips, parties, and fun. We can’t wait for you to join us as we make it official in one of our favorite places, with our favorite people. The only thing we ask is you come ready to have fun and hit the dance floor!