UPDATE: Please complete the waiver at the following link no later than September 30, 2020 if you plan on attending the wedding: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/DF0KZL47vQ43X While we still intend to get married as planned on October 2, we do so cautiously as a result of COVID-19. While the venue and caterer have implemented health and safety measures to keep guests safe (see the FAQ for more information), we would like to communicate the following to everyone invited: -If you are feeling unwell, especially if you show any symptoms of COVID-19, we politely ask that you not attend the wedding. We will find a way to celebrate with you on a later date! -If you feel uncomfortable attending a private, outdoor event with approximately 50 people in attendance, we understand if you no longer wish to attend the wedding. We will not be upset if you decide to RSVP "No," but just ask that you do so no later than August 24. -If you plan to attend the wedding, we would request that you take your temperature and check for symptoms within 24 hours of the event. Masks must be worn at certain periods during the wedding and a health waiver must be completed upon arrival.
Spoiler alert: she said "Yes." It was a chilly morning in Portland, Maine — a polar opposite temperature-wise from the day the couple first met, on a hot, sandy beach in Ocean City, Maryland. Unbeknownst to Lauren and after years of dropping not-so-subtle hints at her desire for marriage, Kyle was finally going to propose against a backdrop of a beautiful lighthouse and the faint glow of the sun as it peeked over the tiny islands of Casco Bay. Planned several weeks before the trip as a "sunrise photoshoot" — something Lauren had been party to many times over the couple's seven-plus year relationship — this early morning escapade served as a perfect guise to get Lauren out of bed earlier than expected on what was, after all, a vacation. The weather was perfect. No rain, little wind, and clear skies. The couple arrived at the Spring Point Ledge Light, free from crowds at such an early hour. Lauren and Kyle carefully navigated out onto the large boulders crammed together to form a breakwater. After assembling his tripod, Kyle asked Lauren to stand several paces straight ahead, perfectly centered with the lighthouse. With a press of the shutter button on his camera, a timelapse began being recorded. Nervously, Kyle approached Lauren standing on the rocks, claiming that they needed more photos together. The camera's shutter continued to release. Then, Kyle turned to Lauren, clinched her hands, stated his love for her, and dropped to one knee. Careful not to drop it between the rocks, Kyle pulled out a small velvet box, opened it, and asked Lauren to marry him.