When I first met Lauren & Joey and heard the story of how they met and eventually fell for one another I knew that I was going to love them. Their story began by Lauren’s sisters convincing her to give the cute/annoying boy who worked for her dad on the farm a chance. Lauren soon found herself falling in love with Joey and deciding he wasn’t so annoying after all. 🙂
Their wedding was held at Gardens of Paradise and as I drove down the driveway and saw their grounds I was amazed that such a beautiful venue was tucked away in the dry desert hills of Santa Clarita. Lauren and Joey’s had an outdoor ceremony and their day was filled with special moments and the people they love. It’s hard to explain but I think for me there is just about nothing better than seeing such a strong bond between loved ones. Sometimes that bond is shown in tears, laughter, hugs or just a simple look but it’s amazing and makes me want to cry every time. One of the special family bonds that stood out to me was the relationship between Joey and his grandfather. Seeing his grandfather cry happy tears, hug Joey and just be overflowing with how proud he was of his grandson was truly amazing to be able to witness and photograph.
Lauren & Joey, thank you for having me be part of your day! Your love for God and each other are what make you such a beautiful couple and I wish you all the best in the years ahead! – Megan
Venue: Gardens of Paradise Wedding Planner: Tricia Dahlgren Events DJ: J & M Events Bridal Store: Kukis Bridal Bridesmaid dress designer: Adrienne Papell Florist: Flower Finesse Hair: Helen King Caterer: Lavish Details Wedding Cake: Jill’s Cake Creations
See Lauren & Joey’s engagement photos here.