Although Lauren D’Amore and Michael Duch knew each other in high school and had plenty of mutual friends, they never really connected. Fast forward about 8 years, and Lauren’s cousin, Anthony, who also happened to be friends with Mike, reintroduced the pair while out in Hoboken. After a beautiful first date, Mike already knew he had found the one. After proposing to Lauren in the fall of 2016, Mike and Lauren tied the knot at Castle Hill in Newport, R.I. this past May.
After only about a year and a half of dating, Mike had the perfect proposal plans in place – the couple’s upcoming trip to Saint Barthélemy, commonly known as St. Barts, would make for the perfect opportunity.
As Lauren and Mike were relaxing in the pool, which overlooked the beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters, Mike turned to Lauren and simply asked, “Do you want to get married?”
Lauren replied quickly, “I cannot wait to get married,” having no clue that Mike was about to pop the question. As she swam closer, Mike pulled the ring out from his bathing suit and popped the question. They have been ecstatically in love ever since!
Invitations: Mona Seltzer of Alpine Creative Group – New York, N.Y.
Photography: Michelle and Thomas Gardella
Cinematography: Studio 94 Video – Ridgewood
Entertainment: Night Shift (Band)
Flowers: Flowers by Semia – Providence, R.I.
Cake: Castle Hill Inn – Newport, R.I.
Gown: Pnina Tornai, courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal – New York, N.Y.
Suit: Vihan Custom Tailors – West New York
Hair & Makeup: Jennie Kay Beauty – Newport, R.I.
Jeweler: D’Amore Jewelers – Cliffside Park
Honeymoon Destination: South of France