— Introductions —
Vivienne (the bride) started by telling me about how her and Paul met – as many people do these days, through an online dating APP (Happn). This is a location based APP and they had noticed their paths were frequently crossing on the subway. Vivienne on her way to her acting job and Paul on his way home from work, as Vice President of a Financial Tech Security Company.
The couple are both in their thirties and live in New York (USA). Both have roots in the UK.
Paul (the groom) is from Wolverhampton orignally and Vivienne’s father is a native Liverpudlian. They wanted all of their family to be present at the wedding and as two thirds of them live in the UK, chose to venture across the pond for their nuptials. Vivienne had her reservations about planning a wedding at a distance, but she put her faith in Matt (Dine MD) and said her trust wasn’t misplaced.