My family moved to California when I was in 1st grade. That first day at my new school, I met some of the most important people of my life. Katherine Nelson and Maren Gibb. A whirlwind of memories ensued and I will always treasure those moments that truly defined who I would become. During those years, My brother began dating Katherine’s sister. It was a DREAM come true. We plotted with our other sisters (who also happened to be best friends) to make sure that they got married so we would always be connected by family. It worked (or maybe it happened on its own;). My brother John and Katherine’s sister Jenni were married the following year. We were flower girls.
Years later, I remember hearing the news while Katherine, Maren and I were on the playground at school that Lauren was born. Lauren is loved. That is for sure. And, when the Hatch Family (my maiden name;) and the Nelson family come together for a party…..its gonna be good!! Jenni and Lauren know how to plot an amazing event and it was so inspiring to be a part of the process as it all came together beautifully. Marks family was so fabulous. They were right there in the mix of everything and it was so great to welcome such a great group of people to the family!!
Paula, one of Laurens NINE aunts, created the gorgeous gown. A soft pink color with beautiful hand set lace. One layer was hand stitched together by Laurens mom. Stunning.
To make it even more special? Lauren and Mark were the first bride and groom to be sealed in the newly dedicated Kansas City LDS Temple.
I can’t even express how much I love this couple. When these two are together, it is magic!! Mark is wonderful, adores Lauren and makes her happy. That is all I could ever ask for my sweet niece. Enjoy a piece of their beautiful wedding.
Thanks Brittany Dow for traveling so far to shoot with me!!
Make up: Katherine Nelson Thompson, Xan Hart
Hair: Morinda Cottam
Dress: Paula Nelson-Hart, Cecily Hart