Lauren and Christol

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How We Met

Christol and I met by chance in the summer of 2010. I was visiting my cousins in Connecticut and we went to the Stamford Yacht Club to sit by the pool for the day. While there, I cut the bottom of my foot on a rock, and the very cute lifeguard I had been eyeing all day scooped me up and carried me to First Aid. We exchanged numbers and became pen pals – texting, communicating via Facebook walls, and talking on the phone until midnight for years until we graduated high school. We used to talk about being “in love” with each other but in a silly teenage way. We never saw each other again until we bumped into each other at a golf tournament in Hartford, CT in 2018. Over a year later we went on our first date in NYC and the rest is history.

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How They Asked

Christol proposed two weeks before we drove cross country to move from NYC/Stamford to San Francisco. He popped the question on a beach at golden hour – exactly what I told him I wished for! After he proposed, he surprised me with our best friends who ran onto the beach and popped champagne with us. It was such a special moment! We had a sunset photoshoot with the photographer he hired and then Christol drove us to a surprise party at his aunt’s house where our friends and family celebrated with us all night long. It was the most perfect night and I’m so grateful Christol put in the effort to make it so special and memorable.

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Special Thanks

Andy Lee
 | Photographer