Coupling

Audrey (Emerson) Leitao, BINT ’10

coupling_iconIt seemed like the easiest way to find a partner. Join a Catholic singles dating website. Go on dates. Begin a relationship. What Audrey (Emerson) Leitao, BINT ’10, wasn’t expecting was to find her future husband on date number one. “I was really skeptical about going on a dating website,” says Leitao. “Christopher and I were both at the same point in our lives. We both knew we were looking for the same thing—we were ready to be serious with someone.” The two were so ready that after just five months of dating exclusively, Christopher, 25, a civil engineer and Northeastern graduate, proposed as the two were walking to dinner through Harvard Medical Campus—the same route the two had taken on their first date. While the courtship was short, the engagement spanned a year and half while the two planned their rustic elegance-themed wedding and reception. On May 19, 2012, in a historic barn in West Brookfield, MA, among 150 of their closest family and friends, the Townsend, NH-based couple said “I do.” “Everything was simple and clean,” says Audrey of the décor. “There were candelabras and classic white flowers. It was really romantic.” Now that the two are done with their wedding they are planning once again—this time for their first baby, due in April. “I think everyone that knew us maybe were a little surprised at how quickly we got engaged,” says Audrey. “But we’re both planners and look towards the future.” —BLAKE MILLER

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