Cory and Lauren were first introduced in February of 2016 at the Kilted Buffalo Langtree. They had mutual friends who thought they would be perfect for each other. It turns out, they were right! Ever since Cory and Lauren’s first date, they have been inseparable. Now, they have been together almost two years. Lauren has stated that it is weird to remember life before Cory, because he is her true soulmate.
After lots of planning, Cory popped the question around Christmastime last year. He had the day planned hour by hour, making sure all the details were perfect. Cory and Lauren just bought their first home, and they wanted to show his parents because they were in town visiting. After driving to the model home and “waiting for the realtor”, Cory got down on one knee! He even made sure to hire a photographer so that the joy of the moment was fully captured. Afterward, the night was spent celebrating with friends and family at a surprise engagement party. Cory, way to go!
On September 30th, 2017, the two became one at the exquisite Johnson Carriage House. Cory and Lauren had their first dance to Sister Hazel’s “This kind of love”. When it came down to deciding what to have their first dance to, they narrowed it down to three good options. The Sister Hazel song just seemed so fitting though because it has always been one of Lauren’s favorite bands. As for the bride’s day-of-look, Lauren chose a stunning sheath gown by Kitty Chen. The gown featured hand sewn pearl and rhinestone embellishment throughout the lace. Our favorite part of her dress was the breathtaking illusion back. What is more to love besides buttons and beadwork??
Lauren has said her favorite aspect of the big day was the almost unreal feeling of being surrounded by all of your favorite people at one time. Another memory from the big day was walking through the pastures post-ceremony with Cory. Lauren grew up riding horses, so getting to pet them with your new husband on your wedding day is something that is never to be forgotten. Her mother was her matron-of-honor, and Cory’s father was his best man, making the day just a little more special and intimate.
As for after-wedding celebrations, the newlyweds honeymooned at the Sandals’ LaSource Grenada Resort. They spent time relaxing, as well as soaking in the fact that they were just married. Just now settled into marriage, Cory and Lauren spend time hiking with their fur babies, or going to local breweries.
Lauren, you looked simply breathtaking! We are so happy to be a part of your story. Thank you for letting us share it <3