Andrew and Lydia first met at a church event; even though Andrew didn’t catch Lydia’s attention, she definitely caught his. A few months later they both attended a winter youth retreat in PA. On the last night, Andrew was sitting with a few friends when Lydia came over. They talked for over three hours about school, travel, and the Bible. After the retreat, Andrew got in touch with Lydia and soon texting turned into nightly phone calls. One day, Lydia mentioned how much she wanted to attend a Bible conference in Toronto but didn’t have a ride. Andrew was planning on driving, so he offered to give her a ride. Suddenly, he realized he had committed to spending 16 hours in the car with Lydia. Those 16 hours turned into a year and half of dating and finally Andrew was ready to propose. He bought a ring and came up with a brilliant plan; he convinced Lydia to go to Natalie’s Vineyard to “meet his boss” where he completely surprised her and proposed.

Two years and nine months later, Andrew and Lydia got married at Greate Bay Country Club in Somer’s Point NJ. Their wedding day was a fairly tale affair filled with pure joy and tears of happiness. The weather was perfect, the couple were smitten and the parents, family and friends were beyond happy for the young loves.

Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography | Venue: Greate Bay Country Club | Wedding Gown: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden | Groom’s Suit: Tommy Hilfiger | Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan | Floral Designs: Isley and Woodrue |