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Lauren & Colin

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Oh, do we have a fun post this week! One of our favorite parts of this "job" is becoming friends with the brides we work with, and developing lasting friendships with the sweet couples and their families. This is the case again with our darling May 2015 bride and groom, Lauren and Colin, who could not be any more adorable and such a pleasure to work with. We are so excited to share photos from their fabulous New York City engagement session by the exceptionally talented, Virgil Bunao and their love story, which also brings us back to why we do this for a living!

Meet our super cute couple, Lauren and Colin!

Lauren and Colin met while Lauren was interning at J.P.Morgan before her senior year at Washington & Lee University. Colin had just graduated from Princeton and moved to New York when the couple was introduced by a mutual friend. They started dating officially after Lauren moved to NYC full time. After dating for five years, they enrolled at Columbia Business School together and were engaged last October on a "random Wednesday" after class. It was extremely unexpected!

After celebrating with champagne, Lauren called her best friend (and Matron of Honor) Becky, who sent her straight to voice mail. Lauren called her mom who replied "that's great honey, but Dad and I are on our way to dinner, I will call you after." What she didn't know was that Mom, Dad and Becky were in on the surprise. Colin had planned a special dinner at Landmarc nearby their apartment. When they arrived, Becky, her husband, Lauren's parents, and Colin's best friend, Dave, and his fiancé were all there to celebrate! They kept the night going after that with champagne and cocktails at Stone Rose Lounge with a few of their closest friends. What a fun engagement story for a "random” Wednesday night!

For the engagement session, the Charleston-based photographer, Virgil Bunao, flew up to New York City where Lauren and Colin reside. Lauren wanted to get a mix of photos from uptown (where they live together now) as well as downtown.

They started the day off in Central Park, close to home, and then worked their way downtown. Lauren and Colin made sure to stop at their favorite brunch spot in the West Village, Extra Virgin, to take a few pictures before heading out to a friend’s rooftop apartment. They then made their way to the meatpacking district, where the couple danced the night away when they first started dating!

Perhaps Lauren put it best when she said how impressed she was with Virgil's photographic eye and his ability to "take harsh city lighting and hardscapes and make them seem soft and inviting." Just take a peek at these stunning photos!

To see even more of this incredible day-long engagement shoot in the Big Apple, visit this site! A HUGE THANK YOU to Virgil Bunao and Lauren and Colin for allowing us to share this with the Spencer Special Events audience!

We can't wait until May 2015, we know this is going to be one special wedding and gorgeous bride and groom!

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