Captivating Couples 2014

photo by Lydia Daniller
MICHELLE & DASHIELL
San Francisco, CA
Michelle, 42, writer and artistic director of
RADAR Productions
Dashiell, 34, sales director at Yelp

Michelle and Dashiell met at a benefit for a mayoral candidate, where Michelle was auctioning off a date. No, Dashiell didn´t bid, but she did sit by Michelle and ask her some wholesome and charming questions. Their candidate lost, but the night sure wasn´t a bust-these two went on their first date a few days later. And now they´re married! "The most memorable part of our wedding was when we walked down the aisle together holding hands and everyone stood up and cheered," they remember. However, they´re also dealing with the common obstacles of starting a family. "Our biggest challenge has been trying to get pregnant," they say. "It´s a really exhausting and stressful process with more downs than ups, but we´re just gentle with one another. We´re in it together." Their secret to relationship success? Simply being good at love! "We are just really 100% on each other´s teams. We do nice things for each other and say ´I love you´ so much it could make some people sick," Michelle laughs. "We just really appreciate each other. Also, I don´t drink and Dashiell rarely does, and you might be surprised how many dumb fights come from being a little drunk. We never have that." The pair is looking forward to raising their kid, either at their sweet San Francisco home or on an adventure living abroad.
Sir Ivan Skyscraper
NYC PRIDE 2015