Pat & Lauren have possibly the most complex wedding story I’ve ever had the honor of telling. But maybe I should start with the fact that I didn’t shoot their actual wedding… I got to film their vow renewal.
You see, Lauren and Pat were living in Arizona and planning their wedding at Up The Creek Farms, near Melbourne, Florida where Lauren is from. They were excitedly tying up final details while also planning a move to North Carolina. With the news of the relocation came some other news…Pat was to be deployed. Before the wedding. They immediately got to work. The amazing folks at Up The Creek helped them plan a simple ceremony on a Friday before he was set to leave and essentially just pushed their wedding plans back until Pat could return.
The wonderful part of this story is of course that Pat returned home safe and sound, but also that their vow renewal is actually their anniversary! They were able to have their closest friends and family (grandparents too!) and all the beautiful details in between at the same place, same day, same time just one year later. It was such a wonderful day for these two, who certainly deserved to be celebrated!
I couldn’t be happier for them and I can’t wait to see where the path takes this power couple! Cheers to Lauren & Pat!