Lauren and Juan Carlos met in their final year of college. After they graduated, they dated long-distance while she got her masters. Once she was back in New York, they got an apartment and adopted two cats who they adored… one who was saved from the streets in the Bronx and the other, a blind kitten they found at a shelter.

 

When Juan Carlos decided to propose, he decided to go to the same jewelry shop that made the ring his father gave to his mother. They designed a custom ring just for Lauren. One day, while vacationing in Newport, Rhode Island, he took her out to the ocean on their last day and asked her to marry him. She said Yes! When they returned home from vacation, Lauren’s entire family surprised her with a party that he planned ahead of time.

 

Now, they enjoy spending time at home, with their cats and the newest addition to their family; a puppy. They love to adventure outside and they are always looking for fun new activities to do… as well as what matter the most; spending time with their loved ones.