Lauren and Cole booked me for their August 27th wedding last year. They originally planned for a June wedding but pushed things back when they found out they were going to have a sweet little baby come February! Lauren and I exchanged pregnancy stories via email and I was so looking forward to meeting her, Cole and their new little guy Barrett! Usually I meet with my brides beforehand to get a chance to talk and get to know one another before the wedding, but this day was the first I got the chance to meet her due to the hustle and bustle of baby bearing 🙂 She was sooo wonderful to work with and so welcoming and kind to me. We jumped right into the first look after I arrived! Cole was one excited groom!
And then I got the chance to meet their little guy… Barrett… just a little over 6 month old! Soooo adorable in his little tux!
After some time alone with the fam, we started up with some bridal party pictures in front of the church!
The church was beautiful… but Lauren even more so. She looked stunning!
And then off we went…
The wedding was held in Lincoln, IL and their was a huge festival going on that day which blocked us from getting anywhere close to downtown. We didn’t have too much time before the reception, but were able to find some pretty sweet spots right outside of the downtown area!
They brought Barrett in for the first dance- and I just might have gotten a little misty eyes with how sweet it was watching the three of them dance together. Maybe I’m a little more of a sucker for families with little babies since I’ve had my baby girl… but oh my. They were adorable.
And then it was party time.
Lauren and Cole…. thank you for allowing me to document your day! You made me feel so welcome and gave me some incredible celebratin’ to capture. I can’t wait until you see all the images!