“we’re a walking promotion for Match.com”
It’s pretty crazy how many awesome lives I get invited into… I truly LOVE it! And for Lindsey and Sam, it’s no different. Like many couples, we didn’t actually meet till the engagement session which we rocked out in Brooklyn NY… And for these two, taking care of everything upfront online is fitting since that’s how these two wonderful love birds actually met. “Like all good Millennials, we met online. In fact, we’re a walking promotion for Match.com. After trying other dating sites without success, I made one last ditch effort to find a good catch. I perused the Match.com selections, and kept coming back to Sam’s photo. He really is a handsome devil. The only reason I signed up for the website was to “message” him, and it was well worth the money. We spent weeks of bonding over mutual interests like hiking, boating, and dogs. I actually went to Starbucks every day for internet access in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to message Sam! Finally, we decided to meet. Unfortunately, I needed to have gallbladder surgery a few days before the first date! Disaster! Luckily, Sam was very understanding and it all worked out. After our first date at Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, we both drove home with smiles on our faces and butterflies in our stomachs. The rest, as they say, is history.”
While they did meet online, and did get that excitement building, the dates and adventures were just as awesome. Then, it was this one night, when Sam was departing from one of their many adventures that it happened… The I Love You… “Sam, saying goodbye one evening.” When it just felt right for him… From there, well… From there it was almost disaster. Rain.. HOW COULD IT POSSIBLY RAIN! He was about to propose and it was raining. It’s funny how things work out when their supposed to though and it was that evening when it still rolled on as perfectly as it could ending in happiness and tears and someone falling off the pier into the ocean… “Lindsey and I love to travel. We’ve been to several places together in the North East including Maine and New York, but our trip to Key West over Christmas break was our farthest trip thus far. For one week, we would stay with my family in our Key West home, go scuba diving, swimming, bike riding, eat good food, and visit the Ernest Hemingway House (Lindsey demanded it…she really is a book nerd). I had the perfect Key West proposal planned. My brother and sister rented Lindsey and I a local hotel room for one night. Originally, I was going to propose on the beach in the middle of the afternoon, but unfortunately, it was raining. I had to initiate the back-up plan. Lindsey and I got to our lovely hotel room overlooking the ocean, and got dressed for dinner. The sun was going down, and Lindsey was taking FOREVER to get ready (though she begs to differ). I practically shoved her out the door with the ring in my pocket, hyperventilating that the sun would set before we got downstairs. Ten minutes later, we had walked down to the pier. The clouds had cleared, the mammoth cruise ship that was blocking the sky had left, and we were watching a gorgeous sunset. I slowly brought out the ring box, breathing heavily and sweating profusely. Lindsey was very excited when she saw it, and cried when I opened the box. After some very nice strangers took our picture, we walked off for a surprise celebratory dinner at a local restaurant, and thus began the rest of our lives :)” Okay, maybe no one fell into the ocean off the pier. But could you imagine!
From the proposal came the planning and more. Finding a ton of awesome vendors (which you can find below)… The wedding day itself! OMG!!! So great. A bit windy, and actually, when I asked if there was one thing they would change, they said the wind. They embraced it though and never said word one about it… The bridal party was off the hook awesome and fun and Lindsey and Sam… So wonderful. The waves rolling across the lake as a wonderful backdrop to their ceremony and perfect weather up at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville for the rest of their reception.
The day was just perfect. And if anything did go in a way which wasn’t planned, no one would have known because I sure didn’t notice a thing. For now though, these two have plans to get moving further on in life. “Build a new home together, travel, and work on building our careers.” And if they could tell you one thing. It’s something I actually try to tell all my couples. To the point I’m thinking about making a t-shirt for my TAB Photographic brides that says “It’s my day, I got this”… Their advice???? “Do what feels natural, and don’t let your family push you around.” Easier said than done I’m sure.
For now though, enjoy the gallery down below and know that these two… The Future is ALL theirs!!!