In 2015, as Lauren and Jonathan began their professional careers, they spent their downtime perusing the then-popular dating app, Tinder. One weekend afternoon as Jonathan wasted daylight swiping left and right, Lauren’s profile came up. He swiped right. Unbeknownst to him, Lauren had done the same. A match. After a few weeks of infrequent messaging, Lauren and Jonathan finally met in person when celebrating a mutual friend’s birthday. What began with an awkward “Hello” and *cheers* of their drinks ended with great conversation and an exchange of phone numbers.
They had their first date on July 2, 2015 in South Norwalk where Lauren still remembers getting carded for her glass of wine. They ended their date walking and talking around Vet’s Park. It is rumored that if you drive by today you can still find them walking and talking around the park. Shortly after their first date they made their first big commitment—two tickets to a Zac Brown Band concert at Citi Field a month in advance. Since then, Lauren and Jonathan have seen Zac Brown Band perform every year (until 2020), which includes trips to Saratoga, Denver and Boston.
Along with traveling for Zac Brown Band concerts, Lauren and Jonathan love spending vacation time by the water. Their first trip together was a weekend getaway to Newport, RI in 2016. Four years later they ventured back to enjoy some of their favorite moments of that first trip. At the Newport Vineyards on July 30, 2020, Jonathan asked Lauren to marry him.
Now they are SO excited to finally celebrate and tie the knot with Around Town Entertainment’s Around Town Band.
The beautiful couple got married at the Glen Island Harbor Club in New Rochelle, New York. Everything was set in place on the big day by Rocco Agosnoti at the Glen Island Harbor Club. Before Lauren started down the aisle, the pianist from Around Town Entertainment played “You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott! Everyone saw Jonathan first see Lauren start down the aisle, and everyone looked on with a smile. The two exchanged their vows and said their “I Do’s” and then skipped down the aisle celebrating with a “Siman Tov u’Mazal Tov!” It was such an exciting moment, almost as exciting as the party after!
Then it was cocktail hour, where the guests were serenaded by the Around Town Band’s jazz trio featuring a bass, guitar, and piano! The trio perfectly underscored all the delicious hors d’oeuvre and bubbly drinks as the celebration kicked off. All the guests started to tap their toes along with many of the jazz classics the group played, getting excited to dance it out for the reception!
As everyone entered the reception room, the Around Town Band played the most perfect song to get the party started: “This Girl” by Cookin’ on 3 Burners and Kungs. The bridal party skipped into the room jamming it out to the most requested wedding band in New York, the Around Town Band. Jonathan and Lauren had their first dance as husband and wife to ”Loving You Easy” by their favorite… the Zac Brown Band and the dance party kicked off!
The Around Town Band played many of Jonathan and Lauren’s favorite songs throughout the night such as, “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, “I’ll Always Love You” by Taylor Dayne, and “Evergreen” by Barbara Streisand.
It was truly a night to remember and we’re so happy to have been part of Jonathan and Lauren’s special day extra memorable!