We are Russ and Maria, a DIY married couple from Metro Detroit. We both grew up in the area but I didn't meet Russ until I moved back to Michigan after living around the globe. We met in early 2015 at a local bar that had a weekly East Coast Swing night. Our first date was a red carpet event at the Detroit Film Theater. A year later Russ proposed at the same location and then we married in late 2016.