Lauren and Nash just fit. They both get that giddy, excited look when they’re around each other. They laugh, kiss and snuggle up to each other whenever they can. In addition to the love they share each other, they also care deeply about those close to them. Relationships are the forefront in their lives whether it is with each other, their families, their friends or their pups.
Nash and Lauren’s day was filled with significant and beautiful locations. They chose to share their first look in the Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium on University of Illinois campus. Both attended the U of I and met while working at Carle Hospital together during school. This location was not only significant to them but also their bridal party as many were friends from college and sorority sisters.
For their wedding ceremony, they chose to exchange vows and rings at Windsor Road Christian Church, the church they attended in Champaign, IL. The ring bearers and flower girl were almost too cute to handle as they paraded down the aisle. Lauren’s niece, the flower girl, pushed her decorated walker and had a little help from her dad! I enjoyed hearing the pastor’s sermon and seeing the closeness that he truly shared with the couple.
After becoming husband and wife, Nash and Lauren celebrated with their bridal party. As a family tradition, the bridal party must take shots of Malort. If you’ve never heard of this liquor, you’re not missing out. People typically describe it as something along the lines of gasoline, concrete, kitchen cleaner… you get the point. Regardless of the taste, the bridal party and the newly married couple took the shots like champs and had a good laugh while doing so.
Nash and Lauren’s reception was held at Pear Tree Estate. As always the decorations, food, staff and ambiance of Pear Tree was perfect. The guests enjoyed a cocktail hour by the lake prior to heading into the reception. They were greeted by Disney’s song, “Be Our Guest” as Lauren and her family are obsessed with Disney. They sprinkled Disney details throughout, another being their wedding cake. Currently, Nash & Lauren are crashing her family’s vacation and enjoying their honeymoon in Florida at Disney World. If their trip is anything like their wedding day, I know it will be an absolute blast. Nash & Lauren, I have loved working with you this past year and cannot be happier for the two of you. Thank you for including me in your special day.
To see more of Nash & Lauren, check out their engagement photos.
Florals – Fancy Florals by Nancy
Wedding Cake – Cakes by Lori
Dress – Crystal Bride
Makeup – Brittany Koroyanis Makeup Artistry
Videography – Embee Videography