When Jason, an underwriter, proposed to Laura, a teacher...

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When Jason, an underwriter, proposed to Laura, a teacher, on a restaurant balcony in Seville, Spain, not only was it the perfect proposal, Laura says, but it also promoted a collective, "Finally!" from friends and family. In the nearly eight years Laura and Jason have been together, many of their good friends have both met their significant others and gotten married. "So we wanted it to be a huge party," Laura laughs. New Year's Eve seemed the perfect time to throw such a celebration, which involved as many loved ones as possible from the bridal party to the readings. "One of Jason's friends married us so we could have all of our friends involved," Laura says. "We wanted everyone to be involved in the whole day." –Beth Stallings