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Lauren + Alex :: Married:: 09.08.12 :: Chautauqua, NY
Together :: 1 year
Engaged :: 02.26.12
Lauren :: physical therapist • Hometown :: Warren, PA
Lauren, described in five words (according to Alex) :: competitive • intelligent • strong • witty • dedicated

Alex :: Trucking Management • Hometown :: New Castle, PA
Alex, described in five words (according to Lauren) :: thoughtful • motivated • creative • approachable • open minded

How they met, as told by Lauren :: “We met the YMCA in Warren at a Boot Camp class, where we were paired up to chuck medicine balls back and forth – not your typical ‘meet cute’.”


hair & makeup • John David Salon (hair) & Mirage Salon (make-up)
florist • Virg Ann Floral Shop
ceremony • The Hall of Philosophy – Chautauqua Institution
reception venue • The Athenaeum Hotel – Chautauqua Institution
band • Rumplestiltskin
dress • Galina via David’s Bridal
bridesmaid dresses • Nordstrom
suits • Calvin Klein via Mens’ Wearhouse
honeymoon • Martha’s Vineyard, MA


first dance • Whatever It Is – Zac Brown Band
father/daughter • My Little Girl – Tim McGraw

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indiana, pa

Andrea + Andrew :: Married:: August 25th, 2012:: Indiana, Pa

Together :: January 2009 (Almost 4 years!)
Engaged :: December 16, 2011
Andrea :: Respiratory Therapist at Children’s Hospital • Hometown :: Indiana, PA
Andrea, described in five words (according to Andrew) :: Beautiful • Intelligent • Caring • Sassy • Compassionate

Andrew ::Respiratory Therapist at Children’s Hospital • Hometown :: Bridgeville, PA
Andrew, described in five words (according to Andrea) :: Handsome • Intelligent • Hardworking • Hilarious • Loving

How they met, as told by the couple::

“Andrew and Andrea met at Children’s Hospital. As a student in West Penn Hospital respiratory program in 2008, students had to rotate through Children’s Hospital on clinicals for Pediatric and Neonatal experience. Standing in the old PICU next to bed space #2, this is where she had her first glace at Andrew. He was wearing a Pens jersey instead of his scrubs, black and gold pride as usual. She thought he was cute and nothing of it since she was in school and had no intentions on staying in Pittsburgh after graduation. Andrew says he “noticed Andrea” as a student but didn’t really know who she was until she started working at the hospital. After working together for a few months, they started casually talking and flirting. Classic “girl thinks guy is cute” but thinks to herself “Err! I can’t do this! I work with him!” January, 21st 2009 was the first “date.” Andrew made dinner (Apple stuffed Chicken) for Andrea and his brother (Matt) and Matt’s then girlfriend (Amy) at his apartment. After dinner they just relaxed at watched a movie. Both homebodies, this is still the basis of their relationship… homemade dinner (99% Andrew’s cooking) then TV shows and movies. After dating for 3 years, they finally decided to take the next major step in their relationship.”


hair & makeup •  Hair : University Stylists • Makeup : Self done with help from the bridesmaids

florist • all DIY with feathers
ceremony • Trinity United Methodist Church
reception venue • Indiana Country Club
dj • Mixmaster DJ Services
dress • Strapless Lace Fit-and-Flare Gown with Side Split in Ivory, David’s Bridal Collection
bridesmaid dresses • Long Sheer Chiffon Dress with Beaded Neckline in Horizon and Regency from David’s Bridal
tuxes • Calvin Klein Two-Button Gray, Men’s Wearhouse
honeymoon • Iberostar Resort and Hotel Montego Bay, Jamaica

introductions • Bridal Party: “I Gotta Feeling” — Black Eyed Peas Bride and Groom: “Party Rock Anthem” — LMAFO
first dance • “Come What May” — Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor from Moulin Rouge
father/daughter • “Walk With You” — Edwin McCain
mother/son • “Never Alone” — Lady Antebellum
cake cutting • “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” –Pat Benatar
last dance • “Good Life” — One Republic with all the comments from the bridal party mixed in. Such a sweet moment.

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