Harry & Lara – How They Met
Harry and Lara were married in an elegant Sedona Golf Resort wedding. Yet, their story began at Drexel University in 2005. They met one night in college hanging out with mutual friends. The story ends there for a couple years. In the fall of 2008 Lara and Vickie were in a large lecture hall when Harry walked up. Knowing Vickie, Harry stopped to chat. When Harry left, Lara commented to Vickie about how cute he was. To which she responded “Lar, that’s Harry…” Later that week fate intervened and Harry walked into the small break out session that Lara was in and picked the seat next to her. Lara was intrigued by the tall, dark and handsome guy next to her who was always reading the Wall Street Journal when she entered class. And so it began…
The beginning of Lara and Harry’s relationship happened at lightning speed. Lara’s mom was the first person to recognize that the two would spend the rest of their lives together.
In 2009 the couple graduated Drexel University. Both sets of parents met for the first time at Lara’s graduation party. Eventually the summer came to an end and Lara had to move back to Arizona to begin law school. The couple began a long distance relationship that would span 7.5 years! Lara and Harry tried to see each other once a month and racked up serious frequent flyer miles. They saw each other as much as possible, spending holidays and vacations together.
As time passed, they knew they had something special. They began talking about marriage and family. In the spring of 2016, Harry asked Lara’s parents for permission to marry their daughter. He wanted to make sure his proposal was special and abided by all of the rules Lara had mentioned. No proposing in bed, no corny lines, not before or after a workout, not while sweating, and not with a skywriter. The Cayman Islands are very special to Harry’s family, and with an upcoming trip already planned- he thought there would be no better place to get down on one knee. Harry made sure Lara got cleaned up from the beach and with a perfect sunset in the background, asked her to marry him. He may or may not have grabbed the wrong hand to put the ring on, but it was his first time and no one’s perfect….
They were married last weekend in Sedona, and although the wind was intense – it was a perfect day. Here are a few of my favorites: Enjoy!
Venue | SEDONA GOLD RESORT
Brides Dress |MARTINA LIANA
Brides Shoes | BADGLEY MISCHKA
Hair | SEDONA BEAUTY TEAM
Makeup | SEDONA BEAUTY TEAM
Bridesmaid Dresses | DAVIDS BRIDAL
Grooms Suit |JOSEPH ABOUD
Florist | MOUNTAIN HIGH FLOWERS
Invitations|BRIE DUMAIS DESIGNS
Officiant | KEN FROESSEL
DJ | SEDONA SOUNDS
Cake | SEDONA CAKE COUTURE
Videographer |PRODUCO FILMS
Thank you so much Gretchen, these pictures are absolutely stunning. I can’t tell you how many wonderful comments we have received about the photos!