Melissa and Alex first met when they were students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They lived next to one another and would often sit on Melissa’s back porch, surrounded by orange, olive, lemon, and fig trees. After reconnecting several years later and a move to New York, the writers’ friendship blossomed into a full-blown romance. The couple returned to Northern California to get married on October 6, 2012, in a traditional Greek ceremony. It was important to them that their wedding reflect their heritage, their bicoastal romance, and the diverse talents of their friends and family.