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Real Weddings

HOW DID YOU MEET? Through mutual enjoyment of the L Word… Online. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER? Laura and I have been together for nine years. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE YOU’VE HAD TO OVERCOME AS A COUPLE? Blending two families into one has been a challenge; raising children from a prior relationship with a toddler from our current one. We also have a shared custody of the older children. WHAT DO YOU LOVE THE MOST ABOUT YOUR SPOUSE? Laura: She loves life, adventure, and me. Jyoti: She loves me for who I am. She has always pushed me to try new things and explore. She is the biggest risk I ever took in my life and is by far one of my best decisions in life. DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING DAY: It was casual and not overly planned. This was facilitated by the help of people we know who just did what they do best: Peter Marantette at Reserve took care of the food and wine; Kaci Muller of Just Delightful Events and Damsel Floral put together simple, elegant arrangements and helped with the flow; and Paige Gabert created beautiful images with minimal time and a simple setting. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART? Finally becoming legal amongst loving friends and family and not having to fret about the details. WERE THERE ANY SURPRISES (GOOD OR BAD) THAT HAPPENED? No, just a lovely evening. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? Doing everything in one location makes it better for everyone. NOW THAT THE WEDDING IS OVER, WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS OR FUTURE PLANS AS A MARRIED COUPLE? Loving each other, raising our kids, traveling, enjoying wine, and working hard to make it all happen. 8 GWM / Spring 2016

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