If I had to pick a couple to get a bit of rain on their wedding day Lauren & Alex would be my 1st choice. :)
Lauren totally has a go with the flow mindset and Alex played a few years of college baseball so he’s also accustom to rain delays. I loved every minute of their day and I hope these images can give you a small glimpse of how amazing these two people are.
Lauren has a few nieces and nephews so there were plenty of great little people moments. This may have been my favorite of the day though. Everyone was getting ready and there were about 10 ladies in the room. They start to look for one of the flower girls and can’t find her. Turns out she was hiding in the corner eating candy. Once she realized she had been busted, she stayed in the corner, finished eating, then ran out smiling.
I loved the small touches of personality they sprinkled throughout their day. Alex had some cufflinks that made from MLB baseballs. Lauren’s hairpiece had once belonged to her grandmother. And the bouquet had photos of her with her mom who she recently lost to cancer.
This is the part of the wedding where Lauren’s niece tried to steal her shoes.
Such a great First Look. Anticipation, followed by joy, then jumping and screaming, and ending with a hug.
Lauren’s nieces completed the flowergirl hat trick. One was literally only up there for 2 seconds. (I somehow pulled off a photo.) Another managed to fall and cry a bit. And the third was a tiny princess always ready to pose and smile.
It had been overcast most of the day and then finally 20 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to start it really started looking bad. We all ran outside in hopes of getting this wedding done and keeping everyone dry.
As Lauren was about to walk down the aisle… The drops started coming. Totally in stride, her father reaches over, grabs an umbrella and they keep going. Lauren’s heart was bursting with laughter all the way down the aisle.
I don’t think I’ve seen two people smile and laugh so much during their ceremony.
Alex jumped the gun and got busted for stealing first and then got to kiss her again. Officially.
On the the party. Hey look, it’s Angela & Spencer.
This little man’s go-to dance floor move.
I really can’t believe Alex’s mom didn’t make us all buy tickets to the gun show.
That tender moment when you leave a little cake on his face and decide to suck it off in front of everyone.
If you can catch a bouquet while holding a small child, you make the blog.
I loved their last dance all alone. Just perfect.
BOOM Mug Machine Goodnesss!!!!
Ok guys, let me be straight with you. Your wedding day was the perfect example of what marriage holds in store for you.
There will be days filled with dancing & laughter.
There will be days when everything just seems perfect.
There will also be days when the storms come.
They always do.
Great marriages are not ones that avoid the storms or ignore them. They are the ones that look at the rain, grab an umbrella, and march forward with their commitment to one another.
It was an honor to capture the very first storm your two weathered as husband and wife.