Claire and Keith met in the 5th grade and have been friends ever since! By the time Claire and Keith were in middle school, she developed a huge crush on Keith. She would daydream about him and doodle his name all over her books! (Sound familiar!!) She even had a code name for him with her girlfriends! In the 8th grade he finally asked her out! YaY!! That lasted all of a month; tragically it did not work out.
They stayed friends throughout high school and college. Keith went off to Stevens Institute and stayed in New Jersey while Claire went to Salisbury University in Maryland. They always made sure they would get together for lunch whenever they were home on break.
After college they ran into each other at an Oktoberfest and wondered why they were not dating!!! The next day they went to Chipotle and they were together ever since. As Claire and Keith would tell you “it feels like we have been together forever”.
Keith proposed on September 10, 2016 which was just a few days after her birthday. She came home with a friend one night to her living room lined with 10 letters from Keith all about funny stories from their relationship over the years! As Claire opened each one and read them she could not stop laughing until she got to the last one and there was Keith’s marriage proposal. When she opened her bedroom door there was Keith down on one knee!
When it was time for the planning of their wedding, they searched many venues but when they visited The Rock Island Lake Club located in Sparta, New Jersey they knew that this was the place!
On their wedding day, everything was perfect! The beautiful intimate dining area was perfect for their friends and family to party the night away! Their beautiful ceremony was held right at the lake where they exchanged their vows under a pretty wooden arbor filled with beautiful flowers!