Laura + Christopher

How did you meet?

We met when we were 16 at our church. We are high school sweethearts! We have experienced so much together over the last 7 years. I could not have dreamed of a better life partner and best friend.

When did you know they were the one? 

We both knew we wanted to get married sophomore year of college. At that point, we had been together for 4 years already and realized marriage was something that was actually in the picture at that point. Marriage was always the goal for us, but sophomore year was the first time we talked seriously about it!

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

1. His unconditional loyalty and trust
2. His selflessness and thoughtfulness
3. His sense of humour

Who proposed and how?

Christopher proposed on a rooftop in Columbus, Ohio. It was such a full circle moment because 7 years prior, my mom drove me to OH to see Chris play in his national volleyball tournament!

I was having a girls weekend with my now sister-in-law in OH and Chris was back in PA. Or so I thought. That Saturday, I spent the day shopping with my SIL.

After shopping, we went to her brother’s apartment to meet his new puppy, but when we got to the rooftop, there Chris was, standing there with rose petals, Prosecco, and our song playing in the background. My boyfriend of 7 years, my best friend, and my life long partner waiting to ask me to marry him. I was so surprised to see him that the mint in my mouth fell down my dress! True story.

It was better than any of my wildest dreams. It was so “us.”

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I fell in love with my dress at Blanc de Blanc bridal! I saw the gown on Blanc de Blanc’s Instagram and knew I wanted to try it on. Ryder was literally the first dress I tried on and it was the one.I loved Ryder because I wanted to feel like a woman on my wedding day and the dress did just that. I’ve never felt so beautiful, sexy, and elegant. Ryder is absolutely stunning.

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

When the officiant said “You may kiss the bride” and my husband could kiss me! We’ve waited for that moment for so long that it was absolutely surreal to finally be husband and wife.

What were your favourite details?

I absolutely loved our reception centerpieces, sinkage, and cookie table! The entire day was a dream. And while I loved every detail of our day, the cookie table was truly beautiful.

What advice would you tell other brides?

Do what YOU need to do on your wedding day to enjoy every minute of it. From the moment you start getting ready that morning, do what you need. It’s YOUR DAY. I wouldn’t change a single thing because I did what I needed to do to enjoy it. And the moment I locked eyes with husband as I walked down the aisle, it was just the two of us for the rest of the night.

Any standout vendors?

Photographer: Hot Metal Studio
Videographer: Jeremy Scott Films
Florals: Behr Blooms
Venue: Wintergarden PPG

I cannot say enough about the vendors above. They absolutely made our wedding day a dream.

MWL DESIGN:

Ryder

PHOTOGRAPHER:

Hot Metal Studio

RETAILER:

Blanc de Blanc Bridal