I’ve heard a lot of true love tales in my day, but this darling duo’s sweeter than sweet story? It just about takes the cake. Because this is a bride who knows a good catch when she sees it, and the result is a fairytale romance all culminating in one crazy gorgeous Maui wedding. I’m talking a Ritz Carlton love fest, complete with pretty, pretty images from Wendy Laurel and a whole lot of happy. See it all right here in the full gallery.
From Wendy Laurel… Drea and Brian have the cutest love story. The couple met during the Boston Marathon. Drea was there cheering on friends (she lived a few blocks away) when she saw Brian run by. Without thinking, she threw her keys at her friend and climbed over the fence (over the objections of a policeman) and started running with Brian. She ran with him in the last mile, until the finish chute when she had to run to the sidelines and climb out over another fence… over the objections of another policeman.
At the finish, Brian looked around for the cute girl who had run with him. There were a ton of people and he didn’t have any luck finding Drea. Drea, meanwhile, was searching for her friend with her keys and looking for Brian, too. They missed each other though. They both decided to head home, and on the way home, they found each other. Turns out they only lived a couple blocks away from each other, both right near the marathon finish. And the rest, as they say, is history.
They had a beautiful wedding at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua. From their ceremony on a bluff overlooking the ocean to their private restaurant reception, it was lovely.
Photography: Wendy Laurel | Coordinator: Kristen Sterback | Dress: Monique Lhullier Bliss via Town & Country Bridal (St.Louis | Invitations: Sproullie Designs | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Hair and Makeup: Maui Mira | Venue: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua | Bridesmaids Earrings: Kate Spade | Engagement Ring & Wedding Band (Hers: Mark Patterson | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother | Wedding Band (His: Michele Mercaldo