We have made the difficult decision to postpone our wedding until the Summer of 2022. While we will be having a small ceremony this Thanksgiving, we still cannot wait to get to Scotland, albeit a bit later, to celebrate with all of you.

Jack & Laura

June 25, 2022 • St Andrews, Scotland
378 Days To Go!

We have made the difficult decision to postpone our wedding until the Summer of 2022. While we will be having a small ceremony this Thanksgiving, we still cannot wait to get to Scotland, albeit a bit later, to celebrate with all of you.

Jack & Laura

June 25, 2022 • St Andrews, Scotland
378 Days To Go!

Our Story

Perfect Timing

After unknowingly crossing paths throughout their lives, Laura and Jack finally met in the fall of 2015. While circumstances didn't lead to immediate romance, it was a short year later that fate brought the two together again on a dating app. Laura swiped right and struck up the conversation with a stellar one-liner, "Tell me more.." The conversation carried on for weeks and the two ended up ghosting one another. As romances go, timing was again not on their side.

A mere six months later, Jack ran into Laura's sister and found himself thinking of the possibilities of a future with Laura. While Laura had just moved off to Newport to being a career in the Navy, Jack sent a text to reinitiate things. Their relationship began over texts and remained that way for some months. Laura graduated from Officer Development School and moved down to Virginia where the two were able to see each other a great deal. Laura often found excuses to return to Philadelphia whenever possible (not wanting to seem too keen and scare Jack off) and Jack soon hoped on 95 quite often himself. After a year of excessive E-Z Pass payments, the two decided enough was enough and Jack moved down to DC.

The two suffered a bit of a shock through their first 525-square-foot apartment together, but the trials and tribulations of small home living only brought them closer together. After deciding it was time for a bit more space and making the even bigger decision to become puppy parents, Jack and Laura received short notice orders that Laura would be deploying on the USNS COMFORT. Again, life was not going as planned, but 13 countries, a now 96-pound Frankie boy, and two whirlwind romance weekends later, deployment had ended and Laura was home in Jack's arms.

Now that Laura was home, Jack, weighed down by some important rocks in his pocket, was ready to ask a question. While out on a country walk with their boy, the three stopped as a family under a tree at a local preserve in Willistown. This was a spot where they went for one of their first dates, a spot where they often walk with Franklin, and a spot they plan to return to for many years with their growing family. Laura said yes and family was waiting nearby for celebratory brunch.

In November of 2020, Jack and Laura met back at their engagement tree and exchanged their forever vows amongst their immediate families. With the COVID craze, numbers were limited to immediate family and the Navy leave restrictions almost canceled these plans. They were able to have their flower girls there to dump flowers and their Franklin there to sleep quietly through the ceremony until it was time for the rings, which he had fastened around his neck. The ceremony was quiet and warm, and the couple was simply overjoyed to be officially husband and wife.

As you, the reader, have now learned, timing has never been this couples strong suit. Nor may it ever be "just right". We ask that you bear with us through this trialling time. We have plans- by now we know that our timing may not be perfect, but we will get it right at some point. We cannot wait to continue our adventure together with all of you- even if it is now a bit delayed. Until then, we love you, dear friends, and cannot wait for the celebration ahead.