A close friend of Nicholas Rowe once told him, “You are going to fall in love with the girl who shakes you.”
Make a chalk for that friend.
“Everyone thinks I’m funny, but Jess has a lot of mother-in-law, and it was a lot of challenge to get her to laugh,” Mr. Rowe said.
In 2016, Mr. Rowe, 38, who goes by Nick, was Jessica Ravan’s manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the airport in Jacksonville, FLA. The fact that 30-year-old Ms. Ravana did not laugh at her jokes. Intrigue her like everyone else.
After his work was banned, he cheered her on and a subtle fickleness ensued. But he kept it under wraps because the company has a strict policy that relationships between employees should be reported to the human resources department.
On their first date, they ordered food at her place, and saw “Jurassic Park”. They each lived in Jacksonville for a long time, knowing that despite it being the largest city in the state, there was always a possibility of confrontation as an ally. Therefore, their first few dates took place in a robbery mode, in both of their homes.
In about two months, he took a walk to the beach. At a restaurant there, Ms. Ravana returns to her table using a toilet to find her senior manager to talk to Mr. Rowe.
On their second date in public, they ran as another co-worker. By this point, they knew that making it official was in order; They reported this to Human Resources. Other early dates included the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and the St. Augustine Wild Reserve, as they are both animal lovers.
Both Mr. Rowe and Ms. Ravana were born in Southern California; Both spent their formative years and attended college in the Northeast, and then both followed their family, who later moved to Jacksonville.
Ms. Ravan is now a leasing agent for JWB Rental Homes and Mr. Rowe, an account executive for the RJ Young Company, which sells office technology.
Ms Ravana said she knew Mr Rowe was after meeting each other’s families.
“I saw how well everyone worked together, and I could really see myself being a part of my family,” she said. The first time she met him was, however, celebrating the birthday of Mr. Rowe’s niece. Among the family of big eaters, his veins got the better of him, so he ordered salads, a fact that he would never survive.
“He always knows what to say and can talk to anyone,” said Ms. Ravana, who is taking Mr. Rowe’s name. “They have a very big heart.”
In 2018, he adopted a Chihuahua blend named Easy. Ms. Ravana already had two others, Ginger and Fiona; They bought a house and moved in together in 2019.
In February 2020, he went on a week-long cruise in the Caribbean. In the evening with a formal dinner, Mr. Rowe proposed that they were posing for portraits. Cruise attendees congratulated him for the remainder of the trip.
They married on February 20 before about 130 guests at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, where they took their first-look photos at the Penguin exhibit, and the bride stepped down for the theme from “Jurassic Park”.
The wedding favors included hand sanitizers and masks.
“They say opposites attract, but we pick up each other’s shortcomings in so many ways,” Mr. Rowe said. “I also like how she challenges me and supports me.”