Lauren and Tom were married at the English Manor in Ocean, NJ, on the Saturday of what had been an incredibly rainy and dreary week. But, thankfully, the clouds stayed away, and we could have the ceremony in the beautiful gardens out back.
Lauren and Tom have a really incredibly Love Story – they met in their English class, their freshman year of high school – and for Tom, it was love at first sight. He has been in love with her from the moment he met her. They were friends in high school, then lost touch after graduation. When their ten year high school reunion rolled around – Tom had no intention of going. But he decided to look up the one person he wished was still in his life – and found Lauren. How sweet is that!
It is so obvious to anyone who meets Lauren and Tom how freaking in love they are. In fact, that’s one of the requests Tom put in his homework – “If they remember one thing for the rest of their lives I want them to remember that at least once in their lives they saw two people who defined love.”
They wrote their own vows and we also incorporated a handfasting, where they repeated vows while bound together.
After the ceremony, Lauren told me that everyone was telling her it was a lovely ceremony, but she admitted she hadn’t heard a single word of it – she was just waiting for me to pronounce them husband and wife!
If that doesn’t say love… I don’t know what does.
So much LOVE and congratulations to you, Lauren and Tom! I have all the faith in the world that you’re going to spend the rest of your lives making each other incredibly happy.