What better way to bring us into the new year than with a fantastic real wedding!? This past October two of our very favorite people got married and we've been dying to share their wedding with you. We were busy during November and December with holiday posts and vacation but now we are back and ready to share the wedding of our friends Lauren and Gil.
Lauren and Gil met at a Rutgers pre-college "Connections" program in 2002 and while Lauren was instantly attracted to him, he was seeing someone at the time and the two went their separate ways. Flash forward to our sophomore year of college when the two had their first kiss after Gil happened to crash a holiday party that Lauren was having. Lauren and Gil officially start dating until February of 2004 and they have been together ever since! Gil popped the question on the beach on November 5th, 2010 and the couple quickly got to planning their wedding for the following fall. Lauren and Gil are a fun, laid back, and thoughtful couple and their wedding certainly reflected those qualities. From the beachy feel and sentimental details, to the Jack Johnson first dance and basket of flip flops we really felt totally relaxed and free to kick back and have a great time with our friends. Here's a look at some of our favorite shots of the bride and groom getting ready and of their beautiful ceremony.:
(The groomsmen left for the ceremony and forgot the groom!)
(Luckily he made it in time!)
We hope you enjoyed Part 1 of Lauren and Gil's wedding. Be sure to stop by on Friday for more shots of the happy couple, bridal party, and reception! Also, we'll have info on the vendors and some words from the bride about her wedding planning experience and inspiration.
Jen & Saira