Lara Snider had been working for Anthropologie, visually directing their store openings across the globe, when she decided to move from New York City to London. Soon after, a visiting friend convinced her to go to a pub with some of her buddies, one of whom was Oliver Curry, a postdoctoral researcher. They were drawn to each other instantly, and just 48 hours later went on their first date. And so, their romance began.
To celebrate their three-year anniversary, Oliver, now an anthropology lecturer at Oxford University, wanted to take Lara, currently a visual retail consultant, to Budapest, but when the volcanic ash of 2010 clouded his plans, an alternate trip was quickly scheduled: a long weekend in Bath, England, an idyllic country town not far from London. He proposed in the walled garden at Babington House, and on June 16, 2011, they wed in an outdoor ceremony. Now friends joke that every ash cloud has its silver lining.