Alexandra Scott Goodman was perusing Tinder in September 2017 when the three-word bio of Christopher Nicholas Masullo, who glided by his nickname Chris on the relationship app, caught her eye. “Perpetually in awe,” it learn.
Ms. Goodman, who goes by the nickname Zan, was struck by its brevity. Her bio on the relationship app additionally contained simply three phrases: “Design and disco.”
“I actually liked that he didn’t have a lot of information,” mentioned Ms. Goodman who matched with Mr. Masullo. After exchanging messages, they determined to go on a date on the Richardson, a bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
There, every had a couple of drinks, “which is kind of a lot for a Tuesday night,” Ms. Goodman, 35, mentioned. “So I immediately was like, ‘Oh, wow, this is something special.’” Later that night time, “we made out on top of a trash can,” Mr. Masullo, 35, mentioned. “We had an instant connection.”
By their second date, after each had revealed a love for the composer Stephen Sondheim, Ms. Goodman was texting her pals that the 2 had been most likely going to get married.
At the time, Ms. Goodman, who graduated from Parsons School of Design, was dwelling in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and dealing because the design director at Chandelier Creative, a media and branding company in Lower Manhattan.
Mr. Masullo, who graduated from Fordham University, was dwelling in Ridgewood, Queens, and dealing as a manufacturing coordinator at Knockdown Center, an artwork and efficiency house in Queens that usually hosts nightlife occasions.
Their opposing schedules quickly wore on Ms. Goodman: She needed to be at work at 9:30 a.m. and he typically labored till 4 a.m. When Mr. Masullo spent their first New Year’s Eve as a pair working at a celebration, she determined that one thing needed to change.
“I was like, wait a minute — I finally have this dream boyfriend and I don’t get to kiss him on New Year’s?” she mentioned. “It’s not working for me.” Two months later, in February 2018, Mr. Masullo accepted a job at MoMA PS1 in Queens with hours that higher aligned with hers.
That May, the couple took a visit to Siesta Key, Fla., the place Ms. Goodman was the D.J. at a pal’s marriage ceremony, and Mr. Masullo assisted her. As they sat on the seashore below a full moon consuming grocery retailer Key lime pie and ingesting low cost rosé, he realized he couldn’t image a life with out her.
When they returned from the journey, Ms. Goodman began her personal design studio, Zan. By the autumn of 2018, the couple had moved into an residence collectively in Greenpoint a block from the bar the place they’d their first date.
In her free time, Ms. Goodman continued to carry out as a D.J. in New York. Her favourite get together annually was a Halloween celebration referred to as “the Raveyard” that she hosted with pals on the now-defunct China Chalet. At the tip of every occasion, she would play “Stand on the Word,” a well-liked 1982 gospel membership observe by Phyliss McKoy Joubert and her church’s youngsters’s choir.
Like her love for Mr. Sondheim, Ms. Goodman’s ardour for music was shared by Mr. Masullo. After the pandemic set in, they started to D.J. for household and pals on Twitch, a streaming platform.
By October 2020, Mr. Masullo had picked out an engagement ring, however he couldn’t determine when to suggest. Months later, because the couple was adorning a tiny Christmas tree in early December, he handed her the ultimate decoration: a pouch with a hoop inside.
In February, Mr. Masullo left MoMA PS1 for a brief job as a manufacturing supervisor on the Danspace Project in Lower Manhattan. Later this month, he plans to start working as a producer of public applications at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
The couple had been wed April 27 by Zan Emerson, a pal and a Universal Life Church minister, on the roof of their residence constructing. Days earlier than, on April 23, they held a ceremony with 64 vaccinated visitors at Egg Shop, a Williamsburg restaurant. A reception adopted on the IRL Gallery in Greenpoint, which ended with the couple and their visitors dancing to “Stand on the Word.”