Lucas & Laura {engaged}

Afton Villa Gardens  {St. Franciscville }

Lucas – One word to describe Laura – Beautiful
Laura – One word to describe Lucas – Clever

How did you two meet?
We met in prison. Really. In 2007, Lucas clerked at the Attorney General’s Office where I work. We actually had our first conversation during a tour of Angola State Penitentiary. We rode around in one of those white prison busses with the bars on the windows. Lucas mostly kept to himself and was the quiet guy on the bus! So after lunch I approached him on the front porch of the warden’s ranch house for some friendly conversation. I think opened with something extremely generic like, “So, how do you like working at the AG’s office?” Which I no doubt cursed myself for not thinking of something more interesting.

What’s the engagement story?
We had planned a trip to Paris and Italy in September 2010. Our first destination was Paris. On the afternoon on our first day in Paris, we visited the Eiffel Tower. Lucas seemed nervous to go up, but I thought it was because he was just not keen on heights. I told him that since I had already been to the top, we really didn’t need to go up this time. He insisted that we go up and suggested we go up to the observation deck that was about half-way up the tower. Once we got up, we could see the whole city in every direction. He asked me what my favorite view was and I pointed out the amazing rooftops of the Latin Quarter. After walking around a bit more, I saw that he was standing in the spot I said was my favorite. I went up next to him and told him how happy I was to be there with him. He stood behind me, hugged me and told me that he loved me and was happy to be there with me as well …then he turned me around to face him and told me that I would make him the happiest man on earth if I would marry him. He got down on one knee and pulled out the most gorgeous ring I had ever seen! I said yes! We celebrated with a night of drinks outside a busy Parisian tavern and so began a wonderful “engagement vacation” through the dreamy streets of Paris and the vibrant cities of Italy! It was absolutely perfect!

What are you two planning for the big day? ideas, colors, themes, locations?
The wedding will be at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel and the reception will be at the Audubon Golf Clubhouse. Since it will be the week after Easter, we will have a spring color palette with pinks, yellows and oranges and flowers everywhere!

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