It was magical seeing Lauren expecting just a few months ago and now she’s introduced her precious baby girl Naomi to the world. They decided to host their reception at Commander’s Mansion, which is where they did their engagement session back in May. One of the things I admired most about Lauren and Steve was their positive altitude despite how stressful their day went. Planning a wedding/event while having a new baby can be overwhelming, but they managed to do it all. It definitely helped to have such loving families. It was touching seeing Lauren and Steve showered with hugs and kisses.
We started off doing family portraits before guests arrived. It was really nice to have this relaxing moment to themselves.
I’m running out of words to describe how adorable this baby is. Any help?!
The cocktail hour was outdoors and people really enjoyed the beautiful weather.
These cute little cupcakes were a big hit. People loved them.
Guess who I saw… Christina and Dave!!! Another one of my favorite couples. Also, in this picture on the right below, in case you wonder what was going on, she was doing a victory dance after she pulled out her dress that was stuck in a chair.
Toasts… they were hilarious!
Good Will and Them Apples rocked the dance floor. It was also very nice to work with young wedding vendors around my age like these guys.
I loved seeing that they were having a blast.
Good thing they had a baby sitter so I was able to pull them away for 10 minutes to get these shots before the sky went completely dark.
I love how intimate and rock star mom and dad looked in this picture.
This expression is priceless.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding celebration?
Lauren: I’m not sure there was one moment – it all went by so fast! The most memorable time for me was probably during cocktail hour, when all of a sudden I was surrounded by my family and friends who had come from all over the country – it was amazing! I was so happy I cried! The other moment was Steve and I dancing to Frank Sinatra – we are horrible dancers but it was so nice having a close moment with him. . .things have been so crazy with the baby that it was nice to be together like that!
Steve: Being surrounded by friends and family while our brothers toasted to our relationship.
Any advice for future brides/grooms, especially those with a little one?
Lauren: Plan ahead! It is definitely challenging having a new baby and getting those last minute details done, but it is all worth it in the end!
Steve: Although it was stressful leading up to the event, we were happy that we were able to make some time before the reception started to take some photographs as a family.
Talk to me about how you feel being a new parent.
Lauren: Being a parent is the best! Even when you are exhausted at 3am, seeing that little smile is the best feeling in the world!
Steve: It’s a tremendous responsibility and I am grateful that I have such a wonderful wife to share it with.
Funniest memory of the night?
Lauren: My niece Paloma twirling around the dance floor!
Steve: Brian’s dance moves.Vendors: Photographer: Ze Liang Photography Venue: Commander’s Mansion Caterer: Summer Shack Band: Good Will and Them Apples Cupcakes: Caffe Paradiso