They first met through mutal friends at a show Max's band was performing at. Almost a year later they came into contact again. As it turns out, they shared many of the same friends. Cristina and Max both knew very quickly that they were falling in love.
Christmas Eve every year, Max's mom throws a wonderful holiday party. This is the day they normally do Christmas together. That year (2011) like always the two of them got together to exchange gifts. They did presents first, which was unusual, and then stockings last. In the bottom of Cristina's stocking there was a little box which read, " From: Me To: You". Before she could open it Max told her I had to stand up first, which even then didn't strike me her unusual. Only when he moved to get onto his knee did she realize what was happening. He said, "I didn't asked for anything thing this year, because all I want is you. Will you marry me?" At first Cristina could only nod and make some kind of affirmitive noise. And of course then her answer was, "Of course!"