When we first met Lauren and Corey, we laughed for about an hour straight. It was just easy. And that experience is pretty representative of the kind of people they are — joyful, carefree, abundantly kind. Marriages like theirs are why we do what we do.
The way these two support each other’s goals — like moving to Australia less than two weeks after their wedding so Corey can take a dream job — is refreshing and inspiring. The way both of their nerves melted away as they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day was so sweet. And the words they expressed in the lush gardens of Cheekwood assured everyone present that they have a long, beautiful marriage ahead of them.
“Lauren, your smile reminds me every day that life is happening right here and now. Your laughter fills me with joy and reminds me that I am the luckiest person in the world. You bring out the best in everyone around you and inspire me to be the person I want to become. I love you unconditionally, with my entire soul, now and always. With this ring, I take you as my partner in life. I promise to learn and grow with you. I will trust you completely and my heart will remain open to you forever. I promise to care for you and support you through all of life’s challenges. I faithfully give myself to you now and always.”
“Corey, you’re everything I’ve ever wanted in a life partner. You make me laugh, you make me think, and you inspire me to challenge myself but also not take life too seriously. You have a way of making everyone around you smile and life is so much more fun with you. I love that we can go from having a serious conversation to ridiculous dance party in a matter of minutes. I love the way you look at life and how enthusiasm radiates out of your soul. Most of all, I love the way you make me feel when I’m with you. You make me feel safe and like I can be completely myself and no matter the situation, you’re always there to support me. I am so completely in love with you. With this ring, I promise to love and support you every day through all of life’s adventures and challenges. I promise to always be honest and to put what’s best for our marriage at the forefront of all decisions. I promise to listen to your terrible jokes and try to make you laugh when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Above all, I promise to be your partner in crime, primary support, and #1 fan in all that you do for the rest of my life.”
I can’t imagine better vows to show how grounded in love these two are, how they champion each other and bring the best out of one another. Honored to know ’em, and thankful to have captured their day. Here’s our faves from their wedding, hope you love.
Venue: Cheekwood Gardens
Planner: Lauren Yadon, Water into Wine Events
Bride’s Dress: The Dress Theory, Katy by Willowby
Bride’s Shoes: Shellys London ‘Deborah’ Platform Sandal (Women)
Hair+Makeup: One10 Beauty
Florist: The enchanted florist
Desserts: Chef’s Market