When musician Ray Jahnke met his now-wife, Jennifer Hoverson, he was on crutches, and it seemed as if fate had given him an auspicious head start. "The first thing she did was offer me her chair," he remembers. "I was so touched." The attraction was instant. "Within a month, we both knew it was the real thing," Jennifer says. Two years later, the couple bought a home in Costa Mesa, California. That same month, they flew to New York City for a birthday party, where Ray spontaneously proposed with a knotted bar straw (her real ring came later).