A Tale of Two Countries
August 17, 2013
When high school soccer star Tom left his home in England to attend a Massachusetts boarding school, his mind was far from true love. He was enjoying life in a new country, with a wide circle of American friends–including Amy, a local day student. After graduation, Tom and Amy parted ways to attend college and eventually lost touch. But destiny led them back together again nearly a decade later in London. A friendly reunion led to a whirlwind relationship and, finally, a spontaneous yet intimate proposal in Tom’s London flat.
When it came to choosing a wedding venue, there was no question: The couple would be married at Amy’s childhood home in Concord, Massachusetts, the quaint town where they first met. Although the wedding was in the States, the couple wanted to incorporate elements from both of their backgrounds. The end result was a stunning outdoor wedding that celebrated their American and British roots for an entire weekend.
On a warm August evening, Amy and Tom exchanged vows beneath a lush floral arch. Bridesmaids wore coordinating red, white and blue gowns, while Tom and his groomsmen looked dapper in monogrammed Tiffany cuff links.
As the sun went down, guests from both sides of the pond migrated to tents adorned with red roses, blue table linens and white accents to enjoy a steak-and-lobster supper, the perfect fusion of English and East Coast cuisines. Picnic games like a custom beanbag toss stirred up Revolutionary War-era rivalries. The happy couple danced the night away to their favorite songs, grateful that fate had brought them back to the town where it all began.