Fate sat Lauren and Manny across from each other at a Christmas party hosted by Lauren’s godparents. Destined conversation held them at the dinner table for hours. Pure love, and all-white, surrounded them as they exchanged vows and the promise of a lifetime at Resurrection Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. A day directly from the society pages, the couple welcomed guests of personal and political influence from near and far. Prince Georges County Executive Rushern Baker III joined the celebration and the best man shared a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama during the dinner reception. But despite the fanfare, this couple’s radiant love remained center stage—exactly where it belonged.