Cuffe Biden Owens and Meghan O’Toole King had quite the quick fairy-tale romance.
“We connected on a dating app, texted for a day or two, then spent five straight hours on the phone the first time we spoke,” Meghan shared with Brides.
“By the time that call ended, Cuffe was booked and packed for a flight to St. Louis that took off in about eight hours. Within a week, we were back on the East Coast, meeting his family, and starting to plan our future together. We didn’t leave each other’s side for weeks.”
And it wasn’t long before Cuffe Biden and Meghan knew they wanted to marry each other.
“Our wedding was about two things for us,” shares Meghan. “Our love for and commitment to each other, and our family—each of our families, and the new very large and very tight family that we were bonding together by getting married. That’s it.”
And so Cuffe Biden and Meghan decided on a date for a wedding at the groom’s childhood home in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
“We toyed around with an L.A. wedding—at an estate or venue or something—but the truth is it never felt right to either one of us,” says Meghan. “When we realized that Cuffe’s parents’ wedding anniversary—October 11—was a holiday Monday, we both knew exactly what we were going to do, where we were going to do it, and how we were going to do it. It’s a beautiful thing to see eye-to-eye with each other as we do.”
The two wanted to keep the wedding straightforward while also focusing on family.
“Consistent with our choice of venue and our reasons for choosing it, our vision was of an intimate and simple gathering—no major frills, no overthinking, no drama,” the couple shared. In addition, the wedding was fully planned by his mother, Valerie Biden, and his sisters Missy and Casey.
“[They] handled those duties remarkably. And Valerie’s best friend, Bernadette Buccini, was our secret weapon,” shares the couple.
And with a modest guest list of 50 people, including Cuffe’s uncle President Joe Biden, the two hosted a gorgeous wedding on the front lawn of the groom’s childhood home.
“Having it planned by and for our family, with our complete and total trust, probably couldn’t reflect more who we are as a couple.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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