lauren + nate | verulam farm

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I met Lauren for the very first time five years ago. We met at a wedding, and that seems so fitting because our friendship grew in the years that followed as we photographed countless weddings together. I almost can’t believe that it was only five years ago. Because this girl? She is one of my dearest friends.

I don’t even know where to begin when I think about Lauren and Nate’s wedding day. If I had to use one word to describe it, the word that I keep coming back to (over and over again) is simply intentional. From their first look, to their personal vows, to their (incredible!) first dance, to the way that Lauren invited her father to the dance floor… every element was just so sweet, and memorable, and so perfectly them. I’m so proud and thankful to call these two my friends. They have a love that they’ve worked hard for, and being able to capture their wedding day was such a special gift.

This is where the girls started their day… Verulam Farm, you had me at hello.

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Lauren, you are STUNNING!

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Theirs was one of the sweetest first looks I’ve had the pleasure of capturing. Nate’s reaction to his bride is just so perfect.

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LOVE.

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One element that made this day extra special for me was that I also had the privilege of standing alongside Lauren’s best friends as a bridesmaid. Susan Solo was an incredible second shooter, and she captured the following image as well as most of the ceremony and reception! (Susan, you are amazing!) I really loved the different bridesmaid dresses and the guys’ grey suits. The colors look so nice together!

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The ceremony was just so gorgeous…

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After the ceremony, we grabbed just a few more images before heading into the reception. The light was just incredible.

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Lauren and Nate broke into a choreographed dance after their introduction, and it was AMAZING! I’m dying to see Josh’s video of this!

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Last one…

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Lauren and Nate: What can I say? Your wedding was just incredible, and I’m so thankful to call you both my friends. Congratulations!! I know you will be happy for a lifetime together.

*** This post wouldn’t be complete without giving a major shout-out to Lauren and Nate’s vendors. They pulled together such an incredible team, and I was so struck by how every one of their vendors had a kind heart that went right alongside their incredible talent. It was such a joy to work with these people! ***

Venue | Verulam Farm

Event Coordinator | Ashlee Virginia Events

Bride’s Hair | Amanda Jones with Reflections of You

Bride’s Makeup | Jeanne Cusick

Bridesmaid Hair & Makeup | Jeanne Cusick

Flowers | Everlasting Flowers

Videographer | Josh Gooden

Band | The Jangling Reinharts

Caterer | Glorious Foods

Cake | Hot Cakes

Graphic Designer | Clarke Ross Designs

Second Shooter | Susan Solo

Photography assistants | A special thanks to Stephanie Layton for capturing the reception photo booth and my husband Tim for helping with the ceremony. :)

 

 

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23 responses to “lauren + nate | verulam farm”

  1. Ohhh I love that last shot! Exquisite job, Kristen!

  2. Kathleen says:

    These photos are breathtaking! So perfect! The last photo made my heart stop. <3

  3. Susan says:

    Kristen! This is one of your absolute best. The photos are gorgeous! You did such an amazing job, and if I didn’t see it with my own eyes I wouldn’t think it was even possible to be both a wonderful helpful bridesmaid AND a photographer at the same time. You’re awesome! And Tim, too!

  4. emma says:

    ah! the colors are incredible and i would imagine your job was made easier by those two – so stunning. the first look, wow.

  5. Lindsay says:

    Amazing job – every picture is perfect! Beautiful couple! Loved all the details – a perfect wedding!

  6. KFinn says:

    oh kristen. this is just so special. lauren and nate, you guys make my heart melt. congratulations! gorgeous images as usual Kristen. Susan, great captures as well! what a great wedding.

  7. Laurie says:

    Amazing! So incredibly happy for the bride and groom. Lauren is gorgeous inside and out! And that first kiss, I love that he is holding her face, beautiful! Amazing photos as always, Kristen!

  8. Lindsey says:

    Oh I’m just jumping for Joy!! Kristen – you couldn’t have captured their day more beautifully! It makes me so happy to see all of this since both Lauren and Nate blessed us with their company and photography skills at my wedding a few years ago, and even then it was so obvious they were meant to be :) What a deservingly beautiful day they had.

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  10. KarenG says:

    Stunning, Kris. These are incredible.

  11. Lauren says:

    So gorgeous Kris! That last shot is truly breathtaking and heartbreakingly beautiful.

  12. Nate says:

    Kristen, we can’t thank you enough! These are amazing and we are so grateful for everything you have done for us!

    If I can make one critique though…I would have re-worded the paragraph about you being the photographer as well as a bridesmaid to include the title “Superwoman” to describe your ability to do it all!

  13. Kim says:

    What a pleasure to see these gorgeous photos of Nate & Lauren’s wedding! Wonderful job Kristen.

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  15. elena says:

    I am in love! what a beautiful wedding, I really love how you photographed this!! so happy i stumbled on your site!

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