Leslie and James met in Gainesville, Florida in 2012 at a swim meet where neither of them were swimming. This was quite ironic, considering both of them spent years swimming competitively. While studying at the University of Florida, many hours were spent frequenting Mi Apa, the Cuban restaurant where they had their first date. In 2015, they moved to Syracuse so Leslie could pursue her Master's degree in public relations. In Syracuse, they experienced a true winter for the first time. In true Floridian style, they were extremely grateful for their AAA membership when getting the car stuck in a blizzard...a few times. In 2017, they moved to Oklahoma City where James proposed to Leslie two days before going home for Christmas. Of course, the proposal would not be complete without their dog, Archie. He sported an embroidered sweater popping the question. Leslie and James are both excited to celebrate their marriage on March 2nd with friends and family by their side.