It started with a fall when Deirdre and Damian first met. A hard fall. It’s best when Damian tells the story:
Deirdre was interviewing for a developer position at a new company, dressed in heels and very long dress pants. Her heels got into a fight with her pants and she fell (face first) in front of the CEO’s office. All of her papers (resume/etc) scattered and she made an extremely loud crash. Unfortunately, most of the executive team was meeting in the CEO’s office and everyone came out to see what happened.
Of course, who was in that office but Damian? He helped her up. Surprisingly enough, Deirdre went through with the interview, but she didn’t get the position. Instead, determined as ever, she went straight to HR and talked her way into an internship.
She started the following week and we butted heads frequently. She was stubborn, overly optimistic, but an amazing programmer. Everyone thought I hated her, but secretly I was in love with her. I think I started falling for her the day she fell in front of everyone.
Awww. Is that not the sweetest, funniest story? Almost a decade later, these two are getting ready to tie the knot in a Florida wedding. But first, we met up for some lovely engagement photos around their neighborhood in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights. There was no tripping and falling, as Deirdre was unstoppable in her Cole Haan Lunargrands and that awesome orange blazer.
Love, love, love.