After their engagement shoot last summer at Carper Winery in Norwalk, I’ve been looking forward to this one since then. Lauren knows how to bring her style to life, and doesn’t disappoint in any area of details. Cole and her fell into poses so easily, and together they’re the cutest duo that are so ecstatic to continue growing together as a married couple!
Growing up with a twin sister, you can imagine Lauren and Alex did everything through life together. Getting married was no exception as the two girls were able to go through this season together, falling in love to two handsome guys, getting engaged, and then married only weeks apart! Their family is no doubt pro planners at this point. 😉
Planning an outdoor wedding may always bring up concerns or risks, especially a place like Iowa where the weather is changing literally every few minutes. If you choose the right venue though, you really can’t go wrong! When it wasn’t the best case to be outside, Carpers gorgeous interior became a stunning backdrop for portraits, and we were able to escape to the outdoors in between wind, too much heat, and a lot of rain.
Among the soft music from a harpist that graced the ears of guests arriving on site, a summer storm was drawing closer as the ceremony went on, which was a blessing in disguise as it made cooler temps blow through for everyone to enjoy. The rain completely held off till the two closed the ceremony with their KISS, and all guests were inside enjoying a casual cocktail hour.
Lauren and Cole joined their friends at a local brewery before continuing the reception complete with amazing speeches, live music, and lots of time outdoors enjoying the after-storm temperatures and a stunning sunset!
The two got exactly what they wanted at the end…a wonderful wedding with their favorite people, some time to themselves, and loving on each other during the warm rays of a setting sun..
Wedding Planner: AV + Confetti
Florals: Indie Floral
Dress: Bri’Zan Couture — Designer: Maggie Sottero
Tux: Langel & Woods Clothiers
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bri’Zan Couture — Designer: Bill Levkoff
Hair: Trixie’s Salon
Makeup: Trixie’s Salon
Rings: Helzberg Diamonds
Donuts: Hurts Donuts
Caterer: B Fabulous BBQ
DJ: Mobile DJ Studios
Videographer: Madisen Hinegardner
Live Music: Guitar: Royce Johns Harpist: Laura Erickson
Chair Rentals: Vintage Love Rentals (Kings table chairs) & Pella Rental (wooden cross-back chairs)
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