Before anything else, I have to say that Lauren stole my heart when – on the morning of her own wedding day – she was thoughtful enough to give me a gorgeous vase and matching coasters as a housewarming present! I would take and post photos, but they are already on display in my new apartment, and I am an hour away staying with my sister while the place is being finished. Lauren, you’re SUCH a sweetheart – thank you so much!

On to their wedding day! Lauren and Corey were married at St. Louise de Manilac Church and their reception was at the Circuit Center on the South Side. The skies cleared beautifully for their photo session at Mellon Park – such a miracle in the middle of an otherwise stormy day. The rain that had been falling up until we got there was misting off the trees and flowers in the sunlight, so their photos have such a gorgeously hazy dreamlike feel to them. Almost to the second, the rain started up again as they got back into the limo to head off to their reception. Ahh – I love days like that.

I just can’t say enough about what wonderful people Lauren and Corey are. It’s so easy to get lost in the energy and details of a wedding day, but I felt that they were both so very present, so aware of the significance of what was happening, and so appreciative and grateful for the love and support of their family and friends.

An aspiring photographer named Kelly came along to photograph this wedding with Josh and I. She was so easy to work with and we loved having her with us!

Here are few of my favorites:

How beautiful are these two?!