The landscape of upstate New York will always trigger romantic memories for Kara Graham and Austin Sparks—it’s where they shared their first date, where Austin proposed, and where they later tied the knot. The couple met while working summer restaurant jobs after college, not far from sparkling Canandaigua Lake, where Austin’s parents have a lake house. After just one date, they were inseparable. Five months later, Austin moved to Chicago to pursue his career and be closer to his family. The couple knew they wanted to stay together, and debated about how to make it work.