Lauren and Ryan are like peanut butter + chocolate. One without the other is still good, but together they make perfect sense. Ok, so it’s late and I’m hungry and maybe I shouldn’t be making food analogies… but I really love peanut butter and chocolate and I really love Ryan and Lauren together. Moving on… you may remember these two from their engagement session we posted around this time last year. Since then, they have tied the knot! Let me tell you a little bit about their awesome day.
Lauren’s a super talented make-up artist who spends many of her Saturdays in the company of beautiful brides. However, this Saturday was her Saturday and she was the beautiful bride! At her parents’ home, she along with her closest girlfriends and family prepped and primped. A highlight of the morning was the surprise gift and video message from Ryan (which included some of her most longed for makeup goodies from Sephora). #giftgoals
Ryan’s morning started like many do, getting Koltin and himself ready for the day ahead. Ryan surprise Koltin with a special gift (which included some sweet dino socks). One of my personal favourite photos from the day is of Ryan giving Koltin a kiss on the head before heading out to the church. He’s an incredible father and has given Koltin the ultimate gift in welcoming Lauren into their family as his step-mom.
The happy couple said their I do’s at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and were announced as husband and wife. After some family portraits, we made our way to Jackson Park. The park was looking fantastic with all of the fresh blooming flowers that Spring gives. Walking through the park with Ryan, Lauren, and their wedding party was like walking through the park with our close friends. Everyone was relaxed and laughing, which made for great pictures!
Their reception took place at Fogolar Furlan. The decor, cake, flowers, all looked great. All of Ryan and Lauren’s hard work and planning had definitely paid off! Their night consisted of enjoying their guests, heartfelt speeches, great music (provided by One Man Out), and of course sweet dance moves.
Ryan and Lauren, we love you two together! You probably don’t even realize it, but the way you respect and support each other speaks volumes about your character. Congratulations on the lifetime of happiness ahead of you! Thanks for bringing us along on this part of your journey. xo
“I feel like a part of my soul has loved you since the beginning of everything.” – Emery Allen
“When Ryan and I first got engaged we knew picking our photographers was going to be at the top of our list of very important decisions. At the end of our initial meeting we knew Josh and Arica were our people. They not only made us feel comfortable, but we shared so many laughs and genuinely felt like we were hanging out with friends that just so happened to be taking our pictures. The passion and creativity they exude shows in the artistic trick shots they capture and the care they take in delivery is exceptional. We couldn’t be happier with our choice in working with this awesome team and are so excited to have these pictures for the rest of our lives!!” – Lauren & Ryan
Vendors| Flowers & Decor: Gail’s Flower & Event Decor, Transportation: Limo’s by Mr. J’s, Hair: Christine Lesperance, Make-up: Brooke Meloche & Vilma, Band: One Man Out, Bride’s Gown Designer: Justin Alexander, Groom’s Suit Shop: Freed’s