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Lauren and Wil’s wedding is everything I love about a wedding: intimate, earthy, organic, heartwarming, fun, and full of love. From the delicate lace details on Lauren’s Claire Pettibone gown, to the guest-involved ceremony, makes you appreciate the simplicity and emotion of it all. These are the weddings I live for – the very type that landed me in this industry in the first place. And, when I get a chance to post one just like this, it’s like my heart explodes with joy over being able to share in the beauty of a love-filled soiree.

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From the Photographer:
Wil and Lauren met in college at Villanova University in 2005. Now they live in Atlanta , GA. She is working on my PhD in Film Studies and he manages a specialty running store. They were married in June at her parents’ home in Granger, IN (just outside of South Bend). It was a sunny afternoon wedding — stunning, but, relaxed and casual. They wanted the wedding at a home in order to make it feel unique and distinctly like themselves. They had a true summer garden party surrounded by wonderful friends, family, artwork + sculptures from her parent’s home.

Photographer: Justine Bursoni Photography / Hairstylist: Beehive Salon / Invitations & Stationery: paper affair / Invitations & Stationery: Define Design 11 / Bridal Salon: Kelly's Closet / Bride’s Dress: Claire Pettibone / Makeup Artist: Emerald Cut Salon & Day Spa / Groomsmen Attire: Deadly Squire / Groom’s Attire: Deadly Squire / Groom’s Attire: J. Crew / Groomsmen Attire: J. Crew / Officiant: Michael Cowden / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Domestically Urban


  1. What a gorgeous bride! Love the pop of red!

  2. Love the dress. The ties are unique and amazing. A very happy couple. Love the color selection. Jennifer with http://www.LinenTablecloth.com

  3. Beth North
    6:24 am on March 14th, 2013

    LOVED Lauren and Wil’s nuptials and reception! They are truly in love and have wonderful families and if I say so myself, great friends too. God has blessed us all!

  4. As the event planner, it was one of the most heart felt weddings I have done. The couple was so open and honest of their feelings. We tried to capture the love that not only they shared but the love of family and freinds. We feel we did just that.