‘Summer House’: Lauren Wirkus Marries David Raih in an Intimate Ceremony
Wirkus got engaged to Raih in February, sharing the moment on her Instagram story. Bravo’s The Daily Dish shared slides from her story of the proposal. Twin sister Ashley Wirkus wrote, “I kept her busy in my closet before the surprise.”
The couple decided to marry in late June before Raih’s NFL season began. Raih is an NFL coach so the couple wanted to tie the knot before he’d be swept up at work.
‘FINALLY ANNOUNCING MR. & MRS. RAIH’
Wirkus made the exciting announcement on her Instagram in late June. “LOVE CONQUERS ALL 🥰 ➜ When we decided to get married this summer before David’s NFL season begins instead of waiting another whole year the world was a very different place,” Wirkus shared along with photos.
“Planning a wedding in four months during ‘normal’ times was going to be stressful and we were prepared for that and then a global pandemic struck. In deciding whether to keep our plans in tact we knew we had to focus on one thing and one thing only and that was the outcome to be married no matter what!! Our day did look a lot different than we imagined but one thing is certain love conquers all and we achieved that great outcome we both focused on from the very beginning!”
She added, “Thank you to everyone who made this day happen for the two of us! Our incredible families, friends, colleagues, St. Monica Catholic Church, Msgr Torgerson, our unbelievable wedding planner @ericamarieevents and lastly all of you following and supporting my journey to love it was well worth the wait!!!!!” Katie Maloney-Schwartz and Brittany Cartwright from Vanderpump Rules both wished the happy couple well.
Wirkus reveals a few details of the event
The couple was able to pull off an elegant and beautiful event amid a time when many brides are postponing plans. Wirkus shared a photo of her wedding DJ, wearing a mask but still cranking out the music.
“David and I love music and thank goodness we found another like minded David in DJ Krieger @kriegerstyle who brought the house down!! We had to extend him an extra two hours 🎶 Thanks @pawirkus & @jimtorti for the most incredible and intimate night!!!!” she wrote.
Wirkus also shared a photo of the venue, which featured an intimate table set for a small group. “Special shout out to @archiverentals for making my dinner party and lounge area vision come to life!!! I immediately feel in love with the tan/gold chairs and our peacock loveseat and knew they would elevate the tablescape and overall design!!! Obsessed with the elegant boho vibes of the intimate wedding lounge area we created too 🌾” Wirku shared.
Unfortunately, twin sister Ashley Wirkus was unable to attend the ceremony. “She couldn’t be there due to the world right now 😭 but of course was with me in spirit!!!” Wirkus wrote.