Wedding Date: 10/24/15
My very best friend starting working for his company. In the interview with him she said she was thinking “That is Lauren’s husband.” I was seeing someone at the time, so she waited until I wasn’t. Then being the sly cat that she was, set us up on a blind date and we didn’t even realize it at the time. We hit it off, and a week later he asked if I wanted to come over and meet his cats Rachel and Phoebe (PS I am a Friends FANATIC!). Yes, that line worked. We visited all evening. The next evening we had our first date. We sat down at the table… it got kind of awkward. So, he said you could probably just kiss me now. After that we were inseparable. Two and a half years later (I was getting a little antsy), we went on a vacation to Montana. That is where is mother grew up. The best day of my life he took me up on the top of a mountain and asked me the best question I could imagine. =) We had a 15 month engagement because I wanted a fall wedding. The wedding was perfect. His dad got ordained and married us. We were surrounded by our favorite people and declared our love for each other. Then we all danced the night away.
My favorite memory is of us holding hands before the wedding without seeing each other. It just made everything seem okay and no stress.
I am a crazy Harry Potter fan. I incorporated a lot of that into it. My bouquet was made out of the Deathly Hallows. It was GORGEOUS. The boutonniere were made out of the same book. My husband had the ‘After All This Time? Always.’ quote visible on it. If you haven’t read Harry Potter, just know it is probably the most romantic quote of all time!
I was worried marriage wouldn’t change much. We lived together, shared finances… for all intents and purposes we were married. However, it does change. I can’t imagine loving him more. Knowing that we made that commitment in front of everyone, changes the dynamic.
Walking down the aisle and seeing my future husband for the first time was the best feeling I could probably imagine. It’s all a little blurry, and I don’t remember every single detail. I just remember thinking ‘how could anyone not be sure about him?’ We are absolutely perfect together, and I am so lucky that we found each other.
The best thing about being married is knowing that the love of my life is mine FOREVER. That I have a partner to do life together. To celebrate the good and lean on each other during the bad.
When I called Tyler my husband for the first time, it felt very odd. Not even being married a month, it still feels odd. I almost feel when I say it that people think I am saying it just to say it. If that makes any sense.
My advice for other newlyweds is to don’t take each other for granted, never stop dating, pick your battles, know that marriage is work. You may not always like each other, but it’s worth fighting for!
Catering – Whole Foods
Photography – Epic Photography (Tulsa, OK)
DJ – Excellent Entertainment Pro DJ’s and Emcees (Tulsa, OK)
Make up – Lauren Fox Wade MUA