Fortino Winery Wedding in Gilroy

How they met

Lauren and Joe are a success story for online dating.  They met using the Bumble dating app.

Their Engagement Story

Lauren and Joe started dating in November of 2017.  Just before Christmas at Gilroy Gardens by a beautiful waterfall that has lights behind it that changes color, Joe first said “I love you” to Lauren.   December of 2018 just before Christmas, Joe too Lauren on a date at Gilroy Gardens (It’s decorated for “Holiday Lights” and it is a beautiful area).

Joe took her back to the spot where he first said I love you.  He got down on one knee and promised to love her forever and asked if she would marry him. People always talk about how crazy they felt inside when they were proposed to.  Lauren shared that she felt calm and settled when he asked like your soul just found its other half. <3

Best Date

The best date they had was the day of their engagement. It began with breakfast out and then they went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  They both walked around the area enjoying the day.

They drove back to Morgan Hill and had a fantastic dinner at Ladera Grill. Then we went to Gilroy Gardens where Joe asked her to marry him.  BEST DATE EVER!

Things they love to do with each other

  • Cuddling and watching movies
  • Trying new restaurants (Joe is a total foodie)
  • Traveling

Jen’s favorite memory

I loved so many things about Lauren and Joe’s wedding!  One thing that was most memorable was when they had their first dance to “Then” by Brad Paisley.  As they danced and Joe swirled Lauren around the dance floor, they only had eyes for each other.  It was like none of us were even there.  And boy are those two experts at kissing hehe!!

Wedding Vendors

Photographer:  Jen Vazquez Photography

Venue:  Fortino Winery

Florals: Expressions Floral Designs

Hair & Makeup:  Camille Goldston Hair & Makeup

Bride’s Dress:  Elegant Lace Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom/Groomsmen Tux/Suit: Men’s Wearhouse

Catering:   Fortino Winery

Cake:  Kevin Rodriguez Cristobal

DJ:  Clear Sound Production

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