Michelle, 30, is an attorney. Clayton, 29, is an attorney. They will live in Rockville.
» The Main Event: The lawyer duo will wed Aug. 21 in D.C.
» How They Met: At the Maryland bar exam. She mentioned her upcoming move to D.C. from Connecticut, so he gave her his number “couched in a vague offer to help her move. The look on her face indicated I was not going to be hearing from her.”
» First Impressions: “Did this guy just try to pick me up at the bar exam? Did I even brush my teeth this morning?”
» First Date: They saw Scythian play at a Baltimore pub.
» How He Proposed: On their couch. “Not very romantic, but she had already designed the ring and we had picked it up from the jeweler. Also, I did remember to turn off the TV.”
» When He Knew: “Before Michelle moved to Rockville, we mostly saw each other only on the weekends. Every Sunday night was devastating. I knew at that point I wanted us to always be together.”
» Wedding Jitters: “Clay’s going to drop me during the first dance — that, or we’re going to be offbeat, and the videographer will document every offbeat second of it.”
Written by Express contributor Rachel Kaufman