MAYED FOR LOVERS || FRIDAY MAY 6TH

The brainchild of Bateau Bridal Boutique, myself, Blomma Designs, Simple Petal, and The Mint Chip, Mayed for Lovers is a collection of local wedding professionals who have teamed up to create an interactive event.

In short, we’re throwing a party and we want you to come!

Stay up to date with the latest happenings and behind the scenes here.

Let us know if you can make it here.

Tell all ya’ friends and bring all ya’ neighbors. We can’t wait to party with you!

COURTNEY & JAY BECOME THE LEBLANCS || AN ALASKAN ELOPEMENT

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It was late June and the wildfires had charred the sidelines of the road to Denali. The skies were thick with residual smoke and we made our journey to the wilderness.

Natives of the lower country, Courtney and Jay knew they wanted to wed with just themselves and their vows amidst lush surroundings of unadulterated scenery. And our lady Alaska, incomparable and charming mistress that she is, welcomed them in all her hazy glory.

This day was bright greens and promises spoken through tears. Stripped down to everything real that lifelong love is.

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Venue: Tonglen Lake Lodge
Views: Courtesy of good ole Denali National Park

In other vague and teasing news, new things coming around the corner for me and this business. Things that are marinating my mind in excitement. In due time, I’ll share with you dearies. Until then, keep tuning in for images of real people in love and living their lives.

With my Monday kind of love,
Lauren

SARA & JIMMY BECOME THE SICKLERS || A TALKEETNA WEDDING FILM

Sara & Jimmy.

Otherwise known as “the Irish angry one” and “her little blue pill.”

She told us of how much time he puts in to taking care of his family and friends. She said he has a heart of gold. And it was she who, with her Chicago eyes, saw this Talkeetna man on the dance floor. And the Talkeetna man saw her back.

And she grew to love him, and he loved her.

It was the most golden fall day in all the land. And there was much rejoicing the whole town over at the wedding of the Sicklers.

Sign me up for every fall wedding full of this kind of love, forever.

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Venue: Talkeetna Alaska Lodge 
After Party: Fairview Inn

NAHID || ANCHORAGE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

A little pop of color for you on this gloomy Monday morning.

Nahid, the  gorgeous one with a voice that will melt your bones.
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There is so much joy for me in photographing other creatives- the trust that is so freely given, the boundless beauty of collaboration. If you are a creative person and find yourself in need of photographs or films, I’m booking shoots this month, so get in touch! Let’s make gorgeous imagery together, my friend.

With love,
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LINDSEY & CORWYN BECOME THE WILKEYS || A GIRDWOOD ELOPEMENT

It was humid day in the rain forests of Alaska. The fallen pine needles stuck to the soles of our shoes as we made our way down to the falls.

They planted their feet on that rock and joined hands.

As their two legged son and other four legged children looked on, they spoke to each other as partners who knew each other, truly. They had brought a baby into the world, seen him through 28 long days in the NICU, bought a house, and gone through life together. And so this day was meaningful. The water behind rushed too loud for me to hear their words, but I saw their tears and heard their laughter.

It was a real life day. Full of real life love.

Quiet, intimate, and true.
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When they decided to get married, they knew they wanted to do it in a way that was true to themselves. They settled on a quiet elopement, but Lindsey knew her guy had a thing in his heart for celebrating their love with a party, in the company of all their friends. And so, she surprised him. 

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I was privileged to be there when they had there baby and lucky to be there again for such a milestone day.

They know I love them, but this is public delaration of thanks to you, Lindsey & Corwyn, for including me in your lives with such willingness and trust.

Lindsey hair and make-up || Hannah’s Hair Expressions
Her flowers || Bagoys

And a good Thursday evening to ya’all!
Thanks for stopping by.

With love,
Lauren

CARLEY & JOEY BECOME THE COTTERS || A VALDEZ BEACHSIDE WEDDING

You glean a lot about a person by the way their friends speak of them. Carley and Joey’s friends said some of the best things you could hope to be said of you. They called them selfless and generous. They called them the best parents.

And from what I’ve seen, it’s all true.

These two have big hearts and equally gargantuan laughs. Their love is loud and (wonderfully) handsygenuine and committed.

On the banks of the ocean, their closest friends stood on sands and rested in camp chairs. Carley and Joey exchanged meaningful lifelong words and followed it up with a badass celebration of their love complete with bubbles, fire on the dance floor, and a ceremonial burning of the arch- a new wedding tradition invented by Mr. Cotter himself.

This party is colorful and free and fun. I invite you to slow your scroll to stay a while.
Enjoy the Cotters, and their trucking awesome, small town wedding day.

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Take a note from the Cotters y’all.
On your wedding day, do what’cha like.

And celebrate. 

With love,
L

EMILY & TYLER BECOME THE GREENSFELDERS || A GIRDWOOD WEDDING FILM

In the eloquent words of their most crippled and beloved groomsmen ..

“Tyler and Emily have shown me that love is hard. Love is a conscious, consistent decision. They don’t have the perfect fairytale love story, but they have an unbreakable, lasting love.”

Over the years I’ve been privileged to listen to many a love story, and I’ve come to see that unbreakable and lasting loves are structures built over time, from the foundation up, brick by brick. Each time I get the pleasure to sit down and hear one of these stories, I’m impacted by the major role timing plays in every. single. one.

People who have known each other for years and one day just begin to see each other differently..

People who leave work at just the right moment to meet at the bottom of a stairwell..

People who literally go to the end of the earth and meet one another..

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And what’s so crazy to me is all the factors and all the stars that have to align in order for them to end up
with each other.

Emily & Tyler have a seven year long love story. Always hot and cold and cold and hot, until one April when they were finally led to the same path, independently, by the hands of a loving God. It was such a gift to be at their wedding and tell their story.

So, my friends, unwrap your PB&J, find a quite place, and press play.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the incredible team who happily worked their bums off at this wedding.

FLORALS BY: the queen of Bohème herself, Dallas of Bloomsbury Blooms.
PLANNING & DESIGN BY: the best girl on the dance floor, Erin Velander of Blomma Designs.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: the east coast mama Mary Brunst Photography.
GOOD GRUB BY: everyone’s fave, Turnagain Armpit.
FUNKY FRESH TUNES BY: John, from On Da Go.
VENUE BY: the Crow Creek Miners.
RIGHT HAND SHOOTING BY: none other than the man himself, Willie Dalton.

In other news, I’ll be at the wedding fair this weekend. Booth 517. Come by, grab a little treatsy and look around. I’ll be giving away a Lover’s Sesh as well as offering other sweet effing deals.

I wanna meet all you beautiful big-hearted lovers.

Sunday. Dena’ina Center. 11:30AM-5PM. Come say ‘ello!

With love,
L