There is nothing more beautiful than two families pledging to love, cherish, and support each other as they become one. On a chilly March afternoon, Beth married Chris at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul.
The story goes as such: Beth and her two daughters and Chris and his daughter met at the park. The daughters hit it off and played matchmaker. The real story? They met, as many of us do, online and completely hit it off. Because they both had children, they wanted to get their daughters’ approval before they got too serious. So a plan was devised. Beth and her girls would go to the park and Chris and his daughter would go there as well. The girls would play together, have a great time, and ask Beth and Chris if they could have a future play date. The plan worked perfectly!
The wedding was magical! The ceremony was intimate, just the couple’s immediate family. My favorite moment was when Beth pledged to Chris’ daughter that she would love her as her own who in return immediately hugged her. Talk about a “pull-at-your-heartstrings” moment!
I’d love to say a HUGE congrats to Beth, Chris, and their 3 daughters. My you be blessed with every happiness in the world!
CEREMONY VENUE: The Happy Gnome
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!