KJ Couples: Aly and Drew

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We love your love! That is why we have decided to reach out to a few of our amazing Kasia Family members, new and returning, to tell their stories. Love is powerful, beautiful, diverse, and worthy of honoring through your unique story. By sharing these openly with you, we intend to spread joy in a time when we need it the most. We understand the privilege it is to be a part of your story, and we hope the sincerity of these couples will reflect the very special relationships we aim to have with everyone who walks through our doors (whether in-person or virtually).

Next up, we have Aly & Drew. A beautiful story about serendipitous encounters... grab your tissues, KJ Fam - it's a MUST for this read!


When did you know that your partner was THE ONE?

Drew: I’d say in all honesty, by our third date I was all too aware our connection was something special in a way I hadn’t experienced before, but I remember the very silly, nuanced moment where I first knew Aly was my partner for life. My nephew was about to have a birthday party, and I had the wacky thought of building him a life-sized-Muppet-esque monster. (The nephew was really into monsters…). Without hesitation, Aly was on board and co-led operation: “build a monster.” We were having this huge silly arts and crafts jam session and I remember looking across the table full of hot glue guns and pelts of shaggy blue fur thinking: “I could do this forever.” I’m glad I found someone who encourages silliness and creativity. The monster’s name was Moe (pictured below). He has since been shoved in the back of my nephews closet until the end of time.

Aly: We met in California during the pandemic while we were both staying with family so I knew there’d come a day when life would resume and distance would be something we’d have to navigate. Rather than being this challenging obstacle, it was an exciting adventure that we took on together with ease. It didn’t scare me at all. About 5 months into our relationship, we flew to New York to go apartment hunting. It was the rainiest most awful day to be outside - kind of like our first date! The moment we walked into our (now) apartment, we knew instantly that it was right. It felt so good inside. In that moment I knew Drew was *the one* and that this was going to be our first home.

What is one thing you love about your significant other?

Drew: When we were getting to know each other I was infatuated with her life story. It was so unique and multi-geographical. I bet if you asked her, she'd never guess that I would say this, but, I love her adventurous spirit. She is motivated by her heart and her curiosity. The things she is unafraid to try, the places she has been and wants to go, her genuine ability to be human wherever she goes and adapt to where her heart leads her is beautiful. 

Aly: There’s no way I can pick one thing I love about Drew. He’s the best person I know and I find more things to love about him every single day. I love how committed he is to his art and his community. I love how fiercely he loves his family, friends and fellow artists. I love how he always champions the underdogs and misfits. I love seeing people light up when they’re on the receiving end of his love. I love being loved by him - there’s nothing like it. 

What is an activity you love to do together?

Drew: Eating. We live in NYC and have access to some of the greatest food and most diverse selections, and it is truly a ritual for us every time we sit and enjoy food together. We also love going to theater together, and the beach plays a crucial role in our lives.

Aly: We have so many fun rituals. One of my favorites is nostalgic movie night. We have a cigar box full of 100+ movie titles that we haven’t seen in a LONG time. On these nights we pull a movie and no matter what, we have to watch it. There have been some weird ones but they make for the most fun night in. We started this when we moved in together in 2021 and we only have about 5 or so left in the box! 

How did you two meet? 

Aly: We were set up by my aunt and Drew’s mom. I know I know, it’s crazy. Apparently setting us up had been in the works for years, we just didn’t know about it. When I was staying with my aunt she asked me if she could give my number to his mom to give to him. We went on our first date on a very rainy Friday the 13th and I think we were both on the verge of cancelling. Before I left the house, the sky started to clear and a huge rainbow appeared (pictured below). I snapped a photo and decided to go for it. I fell for Drew immediately. He was magnetic, the best listener, talented and creating art in a world I knew nothing about. There was no question, I wanted to go out with him again and again and again.

Drew: We sat for dinner, over-ordered, over-shared, over-talked, over-listened, over-laughed, and overstayed our welcome, seeing as we were at our table until after the restaurant actually closed. It was easily the best first date of my life. Frankly, I think we both were a bit surprised.

How did he propose?

Aly: Drew proposed on Dillon Beach in Northern California in June of 2023. Dillon Beach is a very special place for us — we went there on our third date and it continues to be the place we visit to get away from the noise. After a vacation on the Russian River with Drew’s family, the two of us (+ Gordy) split off to get some time together at the beach. We grabbed sandwiches and went on a long walk, watching Gordy chase birds and prance in the water. We sat to eat and started talking about life, plans and our future and next thing I know he’s pulling something that looks a whole lot like a ring out of his bag while Gordy is vigorously digging and kicking up buckets of sand. It was the most beautiful, intimate and on brand moment.

How does Kasia Jewelry fit into your story?

We really wanted unique pieces of jewelry that felt like reflections of us; unconventional and imperfect. When I found the Maribel ring, I fell in love immediately. I adore the matte, wide hammered band and the asymmetrical natural diamond. We reached out and Sara took such good care of us – from the initial conversation on zoom to the in person appointment to choose our wedding bands, we couldn’t have had a better experience. Nobody takes better care of their customers - they even named new wedding bands after us!

Professional photos by Love + Wolves Co

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