Lauren and Corey have been to a lot of places, and even recently relocated from NYC to a beach community in the San Diego area (talk about culture shock!). Lauren was the maid-of-honor in Kristen and Chris’ wedding two years ago (see blog post right below) and that’s how we all met. And, actually, now that I know Lauren’s family well too…it’s fun to look back and see them in another wedding’s photos. It certainly wasn’t intentional, but kind of fun to have back-to-back maids-of-honor on the blog.
It was my first wedding in Napa and the rumors are all true. It’s beautiful. It’s amazing. And you can easily fall in love with the area. On a side note, people always compare Paso and Napa…they are quite similar in many way. However, I saw an awful lot of people riding bikes to do wine tasting and you NEVER see that in Paso wine country.
Further great news, Lauren and Corey’s friends and family brought their A-game. They opened their hearts and hugs to everyone around. An interesting fact: Lauren’s dad pretty much planned the whole wedding. She says there was a pink wedding planning book, but that her dad was pretty much the only one that ever opened it. He enlisted the help of his Napa connections and the wedding was at David Arthur Vineyards. And his love for Lauren was so obvious in everything he did. I think the photos of he and Lauren right before they walked down the aisle of vines to the ceremony are some of my favorite father-daughter walks I’ve ever shot.
And one more special note: As with many families, Lauren and Corey have extended families with half-siblings and step-siblings. I was so impressed with how much her brothers doted on their sisters. They didn’t just sorta get along, they REALLY like each other. Dancing, hugging, and genuine love. Such a fun time!