Chris and Lauren’s Wedding | Whitby Castle Rye, NY

1) Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us the dirty details.

  • We met on Tinder shortly after Christopher moved to New York from London for work. Our first date was at the iconic speakeasy Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Station, unfortunately now closed, on April 3rd 2014

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  • Lauren knew that Christopher was the one when Christopher surprised with New York Rangers tickets for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals in 2014. Which the Rangers won against Montreal to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals.
  • For Christopher there’s no one defining moment.

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  • Christopher proposed in Phoenix close to Lauren’s birthday. Also knowing that she would be able to share this with her family that live out in Arizona. Lauren had her suspicions it would happen but Christopher made sure it was a very private moment

whitby_castle_wedding_rye_ny-10-of-38whitby_castle_wedding_rye_ny-12-of-38whitby_castle_wedding_rye_ny-11-of-384) Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.

  • We think we balance each other out
  • Christopher loves Lauren’s smile and sense of humor
  • Lauren loves Christopher’s sense of calm in chaos and big heart

whitby_castle_wedding_rye_ny-17-of-38whitby_castle_wedding_rye_ny-16-of-385) If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.

  • Christopher is surprisingly good at doing animal noise impressions
  • Lauren never plans a party without first checking the sporting calendar!

whitby_castle_wedding_rye_ny-19-of-386) Besides getting married – what’s the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

  • Having family and friends near and far sharing our special day
  • Dancing, eating, drinking and, of course, cake

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  • Photobooth! With props! We have your photos in our keepsake album from the photobooth 😉

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  • We went with the venue location of the castle based on Christopher’s homeland of Scotland and everything else just fell into place (i.e. kilts, bagpiper, fascinators, Scotland flag, etc.)

whitby_castle_wedding_rye_ny-31-of-38whitby_castle_wedding_rye_ny-34-of-38whitby_castle_wedding_rye_ny-33-of-38whitby_castle_wedding_rye_ny-32-of-389) What’s one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?

  • Not getting hung up on the little things / details

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Vendor List

Photography | Nate Creamer Photography

Florist |
Westchester Floral (

Ceremony Location | Church of the Resurrection, Rye (

Wedding Car | Eclipse Limousine (

Reception Location | Whitby Castle, Rye (

Cake | Lulu Cake Boutique (

Band |
Central Park Orchestra (

Hair & Makeup | Town & Country (

Dress Designer | Roz la Kelin (

Grooms Party Attire | Kilt Rental USA (

Dress Salon | Bliss Bridal (

Bagpiper | The Royal Piper (