First Names: Becca & Tristan
Current Hometown: New York City
Occupations: physician & bioinformatician
Wedding Date: 9/9/17
Location: Millinocket, ME
Colors: yellow & grey
Vibe you are going for: laid-back
Let’s hear your love story!
We met at a Halloween party thrown by mutual friends in Rockaway Beach twelve hours before Hurricane Sandy. Tristan followed me home to rural Pennsylvania and refused to leave. Now we have two dogs and a fish.
What’s your favorite thing to do on any given Saturday together?
Mornings helping distribute vegetables at our local greenmarket. Afternoon either at the zoo (if I win), or the botanic gardens (if he wins). Evening playing board games with friends.
What is one trait that you love about in your fiancé?
Tristan is an AMAZING cook. Also he has excellent taste in people – all the people he’s chosen to become close to over the years are incredible and special.
Tristan refuses to commit to a single answer – I am awesome all around.
Tell us your engagement story.
Tristan had bought me a Lego set for my birthday. After we finished building it, I found a box inside the completed house. He’d been planning for awhile, but had been having trouble compromising between the biggest, most expensive stone he could afford to impress me and the smaller, simpler designs he knew I’d actually like better.
How did you decide where you wanted to get married?
I spent all my summer vacations and college breaks just down the road from our venue at my cousins’ camp. For a kid growing up in the suburbs, those weeks playing in the woods and jumping in the lake were paradise.
What has been your favorite part of wedding planning?
After I bought my dress, some girlfriends and I went to Kleinfeld’s for the full “Say Yes to the Dress” experience. It was all the fun of getting to dress up without any of the actual pressure of having to spend a ton of money. I do feel bad for taking advantage of the lovely, professional sales assistant, though!
What’s one “genius moment” you had while planning your wedding that was a game changer for you?
It’s a repeat moment – whenever I get wound too tightly about the difference between frame and sailcloth tents, or centerpiece design, my friends remind me that no one will remember any of those things afterwards, and that the only things that really matter are the family, the friends, and the food. So true!
What do you look forward to the most about being married?
Not planning weddings! But really, I’m excited about having a second family to add to the one I already love – the more the merrier!