Wedding spotlight: Scott & Laura Haws

Scott and Laura met in May 2013. It was a date that almost never took place. Laura chickened out and canceled but quickly regretted that decision and sent a text that she really wanted to meet him.

Scott and Laura met in May 2013. It was a date that almost never took place. Laura chickened out and canceled but quickly regretted that decision and sent a text that she really wanted to meet him. He already had made other plans, but they ended up going to dinner with a group of friends and had a great time.

During their relationship, they have done so much together and seen so many places. From freezing cold motorcycle trips to Gettysburg to relaxing beach vacations in the Caribbean. In October, they made a trip to a favorite weekend destination for them, Hocking Hills. The proposal took place in one of the caves. It was absolutely perfect! After the proposal, they were greeted with cheers and clapping from down below.

After being engaged for three months and hearing the question “When are you two going to get married?” almost daily from friends and family, Scott and Laura took a good look at their options. Laura wanted small and simple, but with Scott’s guest list continually growing, she knew small was going to be tricky.
A quick conversation in passing turned into planning a surprise wedding in only three days. They decided to host a “New Year’s Engagement Dinner” at Bender’s Tavern in Canton. However, their guests were in for a big surprise!

January 3 arrived, and they were all set. To make it seem like an engagement party, Laura started off the evening in a simple black cocktail dress. After about a half hour, she sneaked upstairs to change into her wedding dress. Scott introduced Judge Lee Sinclair as the master of ceremonies for the event. Sinclair said a few words and then commented about how after being a judge for so long he was used to people standing for him. However, that day he asked that “we stand for the bride.”

You could hear the excitement and shock of their guests, who were truly surprised by the wedding. It truly was the perfect day for the two of them.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass