When a lifelong relationship begins in an epic debate, you know there are great things to come.
One ordinary day, nearly at the end of her 6 month subscription to CatholicMatch.com and not planning to renew it, Lorelei scrolled through several profiles of prospects. None of these really interested her, until she came across one particularly detailed, elaborate profile. In his description, this man described his ideal woman. Someone who loves lazy Saturdays. Check. Someone who loves to watch Disney movies, and debate which one is best. Here, in parentheses, he had noted that the Lion King is obviously the best. Lorelei, being a Disney fan herself, already had a strong opinion as to what Disney movie was objectively the best - clearly, it was Tangled.. With mild amusement and low expectations, Lorelei penned a message to this presumptuous stranger. “You are wrong. The best Disney movie is Tangled”. Once the message had been sent, she finished reading his profile and logged off.
Several days passed before Lorelei logged on again. When she did, she was surprised to see a response to her message. The owner of the profile, Jack, had composed a complex response (complete with calculated rebuttals and bullet points), as to why she was decidedly wrong in her assertion. He seemed dedicated to educate her It was then and there that Lorelei was captivated. Many months later, Jack would tell her his side of the story. The typical messages he received would begin by introducing themselves, followed by some standard invitation to further conversation. Lorelei’s message stood in stark contrast to these others. While Jack thought that she would just laugh off his detailed response, Lorelei rose to the challenge and sent back her own rebuttals in equal detail and earnest. She had got his attention. The topic remains an unsettled debate to this day, but it certainly served a great purpose in bringing them together! A month after this online exchange, the pair of them decided to meet up in New Hampshire over Christmas. After 3 days together, they both knew they had found “the one”. It was another two years later, on St Patrick’s day, that Jack proposed.
On September 7th, Lorelei got dressed in the same lace gown that her mother and grandmother wore on their own wedding days. After two years of long distance relationship with an ocean between them, Lorelei and Jack happily welcomed the beginning of a new life together, and the joining of their two families. …”and the two shall become one flesh; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate. Mark 10:8-10
Venue: Holy Rosary church, Cedar, MI
Bride’s Gown: Family heirloom
Bouquets: Stachnik Floral
DJ: Mark Burk
Wedding Coordinator: Angie Grant
Wedding Cake by Zoey Bodus