Rachel and Mark met in London at a party on Valentine's Day in 2015 hosted by their mutual, dear friends Katie and Simon, who Mark knew through studies in South Africa and Rachel met while studying in the UK.
Since then, the American and South African have grown close exploring London, Europe and beyond together, bonding over their mutual love of dogs, bagels, walking tours and market-hopping.
Mark popped the question in a New Jersey nature reserve (or as the couple likes to say, 'Scenic Marsh') in July 2019. After Mark proposed, the couple spent time at the Jersey Shore with Rachel's best friend and Matron of Honor, Jane (who also led the couple in their impromptu engagement day beach photoshoot -thanks, Jane!).
The couple couldn't be more excited to celebrate with friends and family in the place where it all started, London. They can't wait to share the city with loved ones soon.