Not really sure where to begin. Lauren and Seth are both swimmers. Like, really good swimmers. Seth was *this close* to swimming for the United States in Rio. Like – toe to toe with Michael Phelps close. Lauren swam collegiately for the University of Georgia.
But, zoom out for a minute. Swimming is the activity that brought them together – even despite long distances apart while growing up and in college. But it is not the definition of who they are deep down. I found, in these two, more grace and welcoming than I have often felt. They are compassionate, empathetic, warm, and just so kind. Whimsy is a word that comes to mind when I think about how they are together. They love each other with a joy that is infectious. Part of that seems to come from the people that raised them and the community that has walked with them through the years: protective siblings, family and friends that have helped galvanize them together.
So it is with a great deal of reverence, gratitude and joy that I present to you Lauren and Seth on their wedding day. What an honor have received a glimpse of their lives and stories. Here’s the story of their wedding day: