Amie & Lauren | June 18, 2022

Amie & Lauren | June 18, 2022

📸: Piper Brown Photography // @piperbrownphoto

The morning of the Illuminated Night Parade in downtown Providence, Amie and Lauren were joined by loved ones for their lively brunch wedding at the Waterman Grille.

The Meet Cute: In 2019, Amie and Lauren both swiped right on Hinge. While Lauren, who was in New Haven, CT, had her distance set to 100 miles, Amie – in Worcester, MA – thought she had hers on twenty miles. The app unknowingly broadened the Rhode Island native’s horizons, as she and Lauren were ninety-nine miles apart. Right after Easter the two met halfway at Blue Water Sushi in Ludlow, MA. They closed the sushi spot down – not only because they were reluctant to drive an hour back home, but because being in each other’s presence was too much fun.

The Engagement: Lauren and Amie proposed to one another on two different occasions. In May 2021, Amie reached out to Jordan Cruz, friend and principal designer of Enchanted Events, to help with proposal planning. India Point Park is a huge part of their relationship, so there she got down on one knee as photos were taken to memorialize the weekend. In September, Lauren took Amie to New York City – their favorite city – for her proposal, where World Pride was taking place. Popping the question during dinner and Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Lauren also surprised her fiancé with her first Broadway experience – a showing of The Lion King.

The First look: After getting ready at Hotel Providence, the two met up for the first time that day at the hotel’s courtyard. Amie, in a dark green suit, turned around to see Lauren in her slim V neck dress and couldn’t resist a hug with her soon-to-be wife. “I was worried about being emotional all day, but I was on cloud nine,” Amie says.

The Cake: Although the wrong cake was brought to the venue – the interior of the top tier was supposed to be vibrant with rainbow layers but instead was your classic white cake with strawberries – it was delicious and the experience resulted in a hilarious moment captured in one of their favorite photos. “It ended up being a cute thing we laugh about. We actually got the photo on an ornament for Christmas,” Lauren says.

The Highlights: The wedding guests were a huge fan of saxophone player Mike Rollins and the band, who got everybody up and dancing. “Lauren’s family comes from a musical background, so we really wanted to have a live band,” says Amie. The lovebirds were also grateful to have been able to get married at their home church as rainbow flags filled the downtown Providence streets during Pride Weekend. The brunch wedding allowed them to enjoy the days as newlyweds, then partake in the night parade for Pride that evening with their families.

The Details

Ceremony: Beneficent Congregational Church, Providence | Reception: Waterman Grille, Providence | Hair: (Lauren)Jazmiup Experience, North Haven, CT; (Amie) Justin Archambault and Randy Rodrigue of Salon Renū & Co., Waterville, ME | Makeup: (Lauren) Blush Beauty and Wellness, Hamden, CT; (Amie) Salon Renū & Co., Waterville, ME | Amie’s attire: SuitShop | Lauren’s attire: Lulus | Decor: Jordan Cruz of Enchanted Events | Entertainment: Mike Rollins Co. | Florals: A Bushel and A Peck Floral Shop, Cranston

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