LaRose and Joseph David Smith exchanged wedding vows Wednesday at the North Kingstown shop where they had met.
Marjorie Harrison, the baker, made the food. Faraq Mohamed, the shop`s owner, greeted customers with a simple question: “Coffee or the wedding?” A former probate judge conducted the ceremony. The shop`s regulars served as the witnesses.
“I had the privilege of knowing Joe and Cyndi before they met,” Mohamed said. “I watched as they fell in love.”
LaRose, 49, a caregiver for Coventry Home Care, has been coming to the shop for years. Smith, 58, who works at Kingstown Mobile Home Park, started coming when his niece worked behind the counter.
“I saw this good-looking guy standing up there,” LaRose said. “He was a country-looking guy, the type I look for, the â€˜Grizzly Adams` type.”