A Medium Meets His Match (and Gives Her a ‘Full-on Reading’)

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Matt Fraser knew he would marry Alexa Papigiotis the minute he observed her at a Rhode Island coffee store. But, no, not since he is a psychic.

“Growing up, my mom normally explained to me, ‘When you fulfill the a single, you know it,’” Mr. Fraser mentioned. When Ms. Papigiotis sailed into the Espresso Relationship in her hometown North Providence on Jan. 17, 2017, Mr. Fraser, who also responses to “America’s major psychic medium,” recognized his mother was suitable.

Mr. Fraser, 30, and Ms. Papigiotis, 23, fulfilled on Instagram a few days before. Her picture popped up in his feed. At first he thumbed past her. But then he rushed back again to see her photo all over again. “I believed, ‘Who is that?’” he reported. “And then I saw that she followed me again, and that she was Miss Rhode Island Teen United states of america. I was like, ‘Oh my God, how neat is that?’”

He messaged her, not stinting on the flattery: “I claimed, ‘I did not know I was currently being followed by an Instagram star.’ Allow me just take you out for espresso.”

On the date, Ms. Papigiotis, then a waitress and pageant contestant and now an impartial fashion designer, requested what she termed silly thoughts about the business of being a psychic. “I was like, ‘How does it work? Do you see anybody driving me?’”

He did, essentially. Ms. Papigiotis had not too long ago missing her grandmother. “He commenced offering me a total-on looking through proper there in excess of espresso,” she stated.

But rather of a thrill, his get in touch with with her grandmother gave her stress and anxiety. Right before he concluded, she abruptly remaining the desk. “She went exterior, and I believed she was not coming back again in,” Mr. Fraser claimed.

Ms. Papigiotis was just in want of some fresh air. By the time she remaining Coffee Relationship, she was prepared to say sure to a 2nd date, though Mr. Fraser didn’t check with for just one. “I was like, ‘I just cannot allow her know I like her,’” he stated. “You’ve bought to participate in the recreation.”

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Within two times, though, it was video game over. Mr. Fraser requested Ms. Papigiotis to meal at the Italian restaurant Antonio’s in his hometown Cranston, where by they had their initial hints of what has grow to be extreme compatibility. “We have the exact similar preferences and values,” Mr. Fraser reported. “We converse the exact, we assume the similar thoughts. We even type of glance alike.”

Ms. Papigiotis moved in with Mr. Fraser in Cranston and at his family vacation home in West Palm Beach front, Fla., at the close of 2017. The two started out listening to marriage bells.

On Might 13, 2019, Mr. Fraser found the correct minute to pop the question. Ms. Papigiotis had concluded her last pageant, winning the title of Miss out on Congeniality at the Skip Teen United states of america 2017 pageant. “Meet the Frasers,” a truth present starring Mr. Fraser and Ms. Papigiotis, as properly as their prolonged family members, experienced started off filming by this point, as well, in advance of a 2020 premiere.

At the Eau Palm Beach front resort in Manalapan, Fla., he rented the ballroom and arranged for it to be outfitted with a desk for two set with Champagne. As the “Meet the Frasers” crew moved in to movie the event, he choked up. “I began crying as shortly as we sat down,” he claimed. “I could not even make it through the text.” By the time he managed, Ms. Papigiotis was in tears, too. “I claimed, ‘Yes, sure, certainly!’” she stated.

On Oct. 9, Mr. Fraser and Ms. Papigiotis ended up married prior to 93 vaccinated attendees at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Seaside by their buddy Trisha Armstrong, who was ordained by the Common Everyday living Church for the celebration. They knew the working day would be a achievement before they reported their “I dos.”

The 7 days just before the wedding, “I stated to Matt, ‘Use your skills. Inquire my Grammy if we’re likely to be Alright,’” Ms. Papigiotis reported. “Since then we’ve been getting great messages from the other facet,” Mr. Fraser claimed.