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This wedding is full of sweet and simple. One of my favorite combinations. The bride, Lauren, made sure to use her mom and future mother-in-law for help to create the romantic and personal feel. Including family members is a way to not only take some stress off of you, but bring your family closer together as you merge two families.

Jaclyn Marie Photography

From the Couple:
Bret and I had lots of time to plan our special day, as we were engaged for almost two years before we tied the knot. It was so nice to have time to research vendors and get all the details ironed out. Besides, I loved being engaged because it was such a fun time! I also really enjoyed the planning process and used The Knot for ideas and organization. For us, we tried to create a classic, warm, romantic wedding with a touch of vintage that could be done on a budget. Bret and I were both blessed with super organized moms that love to plan, so they were a huge help in the planning process as well. Photography was the most important to us because after the day was over, we wanted to have beautiful pictures to look back on. Jaclyn did not disappoint! Family and friends were also a huge part of our wedding! They all played such an important role, whether it was helping with planning and set-up, taking part in the ceremony, or being in the wedding party. We were so grateful to all of them!

When I look back on our wedding day, it really was the best day of my life! If I could relive our wedding day everyday, I absolutely would. It was filled with such warm and loving moments and lots of laughter. When I look back now and think of our day, it immediately puts a smile on my face. Everything worked out perfectly and it exceeded my expectations. I know that our fairytale was possible due to our wonderful family, friends, and vendors! We couldn’t have asked for a better day!

Ceremony Venue: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Boathouse | Catering: Corporate Caterer’s of Wichita | Photography: Jaclyn Marie Photography | Florist: Flower Factory | Wedding Rings: Carolyn Sayre’s Fine Jewelry | Cakes: W.O.W. Cakes | Wedding Gown: Mon Cheri Bridal via “I Do” Bridal and Tux | Bridesmaids dresses: WToo via “I Do” Bridal and Tux | Tuxes: Jim’s Formalwear via “I Do” Bridal and Tux | Flowergirl Dresses: Fairy Wonderful | Jr. Bridesmaids dresses: Dillards | Hair/Makeup: MacKenzie Kuehn | Invites: Wedding Paper Divas | DJ: Makin’ Music


  1. Chelsea
    8:47 am on January 21st, 2012

    I LOVE this dress! And I was just wondering if somehow I could get the designer and/or style number. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Thank you in advance :]

  2. amy
    3:51 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats to you both.

  3. Kendra
    4:35 pm on January 23rd, 2012

    Love her veil!! Please let me know if you know where she got it/designer/style #. I also live in KS and have been searching for MONTHS with no luck!

    Many thanks and great work!!

  4. Great venue, and nice accessories to match.


  5. Lauren
    11:05 am on April 7th, 2012

    Hi, i am in LOVE with this dress!!!! is there anyway I can figure out the style number or designer?!