Dyanna Villaluna Quizon ready for her first date with Dane Clifford Volek the best way most 31-year-olds in 2015 would: She appeared him up on the web. The hassle was, she couldn’t actually discover something.
But discovering nothing informed her one thing — that this was an individual who may naturally stability her personal life-style.
“Dane is very old-school,” Ms. Quizon stated. “He’s not on social media, he has this really old, ancient Samsung phone.”
“I’m the complete opposite,” she added.
Ms. Quizon and Mr. Volek had met days earlier than, at a celebration of “Back to the Future” day — Oct. 21, 2015 — on the Make Out Room, a nightclub in San Francisco. The occasion was placed on by Anchor Brewing Company, the place Mr. Volek works as a brewer.
Mr. Volek had been in a long-term relationship that had just lately ended. He was having a beer on the occasion with a co-worker, who insisted that Mr. Volek ought to go up and introduce himself to a pair of girls standing on the bar.
“He was kind of trying to get me back out there and give me his two cents on everything,” Mr. Volek stated. “Which I definitely never asked for.”
But the co-worker was insistent. So Mr. Volek walked over and launched himself to Ms. Quizon and a good friend, telling them that he labored on the brewery.
“I, being a very big aficionado of beer, was instantly interested,” Ms. Quizon stated.
They made plans to exit quickly after.
During one among their first dates, Mr. Volek requested Ms. Quizon what her favourite ebook was. She informed him: “Pride and Prejudice.” He went out and purchased a duplicate.
“He read it in a couple of weeks just so that we could connect,” Ms. Quizon stated. The gesture touched Ms. Quizon, who had simply come out of what she described as a string of unhealthy relationships. Mr. Volek felt like a gust of recent, gallant air.
“It’s kind of like finding a real-life Mr. Darcy,” Ms. Quizon stated.
When Ms. Quizon requested Mr. Volek what his favourite ebook was so she might return the favor, he pointed to “The Pillars of the Earth,” the 1989 work of historic fiction by the Welsh novelist Ken Follett. The ebook runs greater than 800 pages, relying on the version. Its size compelled Ms. Quizon and Mr. Volek to determine one among their first traditions as a pair: studying aloud.
“We started reading a few pages to each other at night,” Ms. Quizon stated. “Which meant it took us like 6 months to get through that book.”
In the months that adopted, Mr. Volek and Ms. Quizon additionally bonded over a mutual love of reside music. After a rave one night time in 2016, Mr. Volek informed Ms. Quizon that he liked her. “It was just after we had gotten home and had gotten ready for bed and were tucking in,” Mr. Volek stated. “It just seemed like the right time.”
In August 2017, the couple went to a music pageant in Oregon that was timed to the total solar eclipse that month. When the moon handed in entrance of the solar, Ms. Quizon requested Mr. Volek whether or not he could be her life accomplice. He stated sure.
Ms. Quizon, 36, a authorities affairs supervisor for the San Francisco International Airport, and Mr. Volek, 34, a pilot brewer for Anchor, had been married Nov. 11 at Sutro Baths, a landmark on the Western coast of San Francisco. Paul Henderson, the director of the San Francisco Department of Police Accountability and a former boss of the bride, officiated. He was deputized via the San Francisco Country Clerk’s Office.
The ceremony included a marriage video with music by one of many couple’s favourite artists, the San Francisco musician Tycho (whom they contacted to safe rights), and a “champagne toast” — with beer, naturally.
Ms. Quizon and Mr. Volek initially deliberate to go on a honeymoon subsequent month in Argentina, the place they’d have been within the path of one other complete photo voltaic eclipse. The pandemic compelled them to scrap these plans. But the moon will go in entrance of the solar that day all the identical. And although Ms. Quizon and Mr. Volek received’t be there to see it, they’ll nonetheless be collectively.