Lauren + Will
How did you meet?
We met in high school! We are high school sweethearts.
When did you know they were the one?
I knew he was the one long before we got engaged. The way he treats not only me and his family but also complete strangers with love, kindness, and respect.. I knew I wanted him to be my husband and the father of my children.
What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?
His humor, his positivity, and his honesty.
Who proposed and how?
He proposed to me while we were on vacation with my whole family. We rented a cabin on a lake for a week in Maine and he popped the question during sunset on the dock.
What was the best moment for you at the wedding?
The best moment of our wedding was when we stepped away from the reception to take sunset photos and me and my husband were able to chat and dance in the field and soak in the fact that we are married! We barely noticed squad of photographers and videographers following us around because we were so in the moment.
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
I actually saw the Harlie dress on my explore page on instagram before I got engaged and screenshotted it. The first place I went dress shopping I asked if they carried it because I purposely went to a vendor that carried MWL gowns.
What surprised you most at or about your wedding?
I was surprised how beautifully everything came together and how relaxed I was. I did not have the highest of expectations due to the fact that we changed our plans due to the pandemic and had to downsize our wedding. I was really nervous that I would feel like my wedding day was not everything it could have been due to the pandemic however the day could not have been more perfect and it was even better than I could have imagined.
What advice would you tell other brides?
I would tell other brides to focus on what the day is really about. It is easy to get caught up in the details and planning but when all is said and done it is really a day to celebrate your love and marriage and if you focus on that, none of the other details will matter.
What was one thing you did differently for your wedding?
I had my grandfather walk me down the aisle and it was so special to me to have that moment and those photos to cherish forever.
My husbands childhood home!
DJ Ryan Parker
Jo Louise Beauty
Engagement Ring: Barmakian Jewelers
Wedding bands: Long’s Jewelers
Madeleine’s Daughter Formal-Portsmouth, NH
Katherine Brackman Photography @katherinebrackmanphotography