Maybe there was something in the air on that January night in 2018. Spotting Lindsay Romano across the room at a Philadelphia nightclub, Raaghib Quinn was immediately taken. It wasn’t long before the two struck up a conversation that lasted through the night. “We’ve been inseparable ever since,” says Raaghib, who felt compelled to write to Lindsay, telling her he’d found his soulmate.
Over the coming months, their relationship quickly intensified. By April, the two had moved in together. “Our shared love of philosophy and shared value system and outlook on our lives and goals just meshed really well,” says Lindsay.
A trip to Kenya further solidified things that May. It was Raaghib’s first time out of the country, and Lindsay’s business partner in Kenya was robbed at gunpoint days prior to their arrival. Still, the couple forged ahead so Lindsay could continue her planned work with education nonprofits.
Three months later, the two were unofficially engaged, marking the occasion with matching infinity-symbol tattoos on their ring fingers. “It was such a joint decision,” says Lindsay of their engagement. “Getting the tattoos was really emblematic of making that commitment.”
The number eight would continue to factor into their relationship. On the eighth day of the eighth month of 2020, they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Greenville Country Club. The night before their nuptials, a tornado touched down in Greenville, cutting power to the region. Rolling with it, they relocated their rehearsal from Lindsay’s family home to a hotel on the Wilmington riverfront.
The next day, the storms cleared. Surrounded by immediate family members and a close friend each—a far more intimate ceremony than the 150-guest affair they’d planned before the pandemic—the two exchanged vows. Toasts were made, Lindsay and Raaghib shared a first dance, and they cut their cake. Later, they returned to the riverfront, where they celebrated with a small reception at a local restaurant. “We were really grateful for all of these moments, to just be able to spend time with our families,” says Lindsay.
This August, Lindsay and Raaghib hope to return to Greenville Country Club, a former duPont estate that holds a special place for Lindsay, whose parents and grandfather worked for DuPont. They’d like to celebrate with a proper reception and possibly a vow renewal. “We want to share that spotlight and give people the opportunity to renew their vows—and maybe prepare something to say to their partner,” says Raaghib.
Ceremony: Greenville Country Club
Numbers of guests: 15
Bride’s gown: Allure Bridals, Claire’s Fashions
Bridesmaids’ gowns: Azazie
Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits: Brooks Brothers
Hair: Kelly Hughes, Avenue Cuts
Makeup: Christa DiOssi Rich, Posh Salon
Florist: M. Coty Designs
Officiant: Rev. Stephen Setzer
First dance: Edward Elgar’s Salut d’Amour
Photographer: Hoffer Photography
Videographer: Jason Matthew Films
Honeymoon: Skytop, Pa.
Careers: Lindsay is a doctoral student at New York University, where she’s studying education and works with startups and researchers; Raaghib works in venture finance.