Lauren and Greg Hope
May 30, 2007
Where did you meet?
Greg and Lauren both attended the same junior high and high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. Although they had many mutual friends, they never met until attending colleges in New York, 40 minutes away from each other. As it turns out, they rode the same school bus, played in the same baseball games, yet never met!
Lauren had an interest in the United States Military Academy and it's rich history. She attempted to find a familiar face to show her around campus, leading her to Greg. After attending a West Point football game, the two dated and traveled often between their schools.
How did he propose?
Greg invites Lauren out to dinner - the location is a surprise. He picks her up and they go to the park, a place where they share individual childhood memories in their hometown, Cincinnati, Ohio.
They take a long walk deep into the woods. Greg stops just short of a cliff, over looking a waterfall. There was a checkered picnic blanket, surrounded by red rose petals awaiting them. They sit down and chat for a while.
Out of the blue, Greg shouts "Hey Kyle, come here!" Kyle, their soon to be best man, hops out from behind a tree about 20 feet away and runs toward Greg and Lauren with the camera. The moment Lauren turned to Greg for an explanation, he was already down on one knee (Lauren and Greg could now see eye to eye).The moment flashed by in a millisecond, Greg proposed, and his bride to be responded "absolutely!" Not a second later, Kyle had lit sparklers and ran around us like a nut, jumping for joy (if you watch Scrubs, you should know this one). Everyone made the walk back to the car where yet another surprise was found - a dozen roses, planted by Chris, Greg's other best friend.
Greg and Lauren took a victory lap or two around town, then went to one of her favorite restaurants, MESH. Both of their families awaited them in the bar with bottles of Champagne. It was a magnificent day.
When is your wedding date?
April 4, 2009
Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
We currently reside in Savannah. stationed at Fort Stewart.
Where do you reside now?
Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day?
36" Sparklers to reenact our proposal, saber ceremony, army wedding, our second wedding!