Steve and I met through eHarmony. We were one of the last matches sent to each of us. In fact, both our subscriptions had ended before we met. We called eHarmony prior to our first date to tell the site how much we disliked it. We both told eHarmony we would never join again because each day they would send us too many matches. The site claimed to be selective, but it wasn't. We would receive five to ten people per day. Our first date was on June 17, 2010, and fortunately for us, the last match ended up working out. Steve proposed one year to the day from when he first told me he loved me. That was on September 30th. This is also the day we got married. So he told me he loved me for the first time on September 30, 2010, we got engaged on September 30, 2011, and married on September 30, 2012. He proposed in the home he had purchased that week. It was a complete surprise to me, as he had told me we were going to dinner with my mom to celebrate his closing on the house. On that day, Steve called to say the contractor wanted us to measure for closets. It had to be done before dinner. This is when he surprised me, at his house, with the proposal. Afterwards, we went for dinner with our families to celebrate our engagement; this was another surprise for me.
The most exciting part about our wedding day was just seeing it all come together. We put in a lot of time and effort to make sure the day went as well as possible, and I really think it did. We were happy to have 100% attendance. We received many compliments on how personal the ceremony was, on the quality of the food, and on the beauty of the venue/floral arrangements.
Our favorite wedding memory was the ceremony. Steve and I worked together on writing the ceremony, from the introduction, to the vows, to the explanation of Jewish traditions. In the end, it turned out to be really meaningful because it reflected who we were as a couple.
Steve Broke it on the 1st try!
Lauren and her mom have an awesome relationship.