Sunrise in Hoboken

The year was 2011. Summer 2011. Francesca was a year removed from the Biochemistry labs of Syracuse University and Ahmed was a week removed from a spiritual awakening by way of the Bonnaroo Music Festival. The summer was still young when Francesca and Ahmed first met on that June summer night in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Surrounded by family and friends, Francesca and Ahmed quickly hit it off. The night ended with a dance at Nardi’s Tavern under a clear star-studded summer sky…and as they say, the rest is history.