The Elm's Hotel Wedding | Lauren & Seth

Lauren and Seth were the very first couple I met with after the grand opening of ELP. Though I had shot several weddings in my past, both alone and as a second shooter - it mattered little. Admittedly, I was still nervous. It didn't take long before Lauren and Seth's laid back personalities put me at ease! We chatted about their big day, and I learned about them as a couple. I listened in awe as they told me how they met, and I must say, it is one of my favorite meeting stories to date, such a serendipitous moment! and I've so been looking forward to sharing their story!

Lauren and Seth share a mutual friend, also named Lauren! :) And this smart gal had been trying to set Lauren and Seth up for a while. However, neither of them were too thrilled about the idea of being set up on a blind date. So it never happened, not how friend Lauren planned at least.... On a fateful night at Kelley's Westport Inn, Seth was out grabbing drinks with friends, the mutual friend included. The evening was no different from any other night. Until of course, this beautiful girl walked in the door. Seth saw her immediately. Spotted her from across the crowd. Maybe that crowd disappeared for a moment, maybe every thing went silent. The bottom line is Seth could not take his eyes off of this mysterious and beautiful girl. He thought to himself "I have to talk to that girl." He lost sight of her just moments later. Twenty minutes after that, the oh-so-wise friend Lauren came up to Seth, with that mysterious beautiful girl on her arm. And that's when it all made sense. When time truly stood still, and everything came together. She said to Seth, "This is my friend, Lauren. She's the one I wanted to introduce you to!"

What happened after that is what always happens when things are just meant to be, and months later, on the rooftop of their favorite restaurant, with Lauren's family waiting downstairs unknowingly to her, Seth on one knee asked her to marry him. 
These two share such a special bond, and it's evident in everything they do. The way Seth was a ball of nerves waiting for his bride to come find him for their first glance.. or the way they embraced immediately with no words. The way Lauren squeezed his arm during their vows, when his shaky hands got the best for him. Every little detail about the love these guys share is absolutely endearing!

The gorgeous Elm's Hotel & Spa was the place chosen by them, to speak their vows among their friends and family, and it was sweet perfection! The Elm's is incredible! Not only did these guys have a perfect venue, they also really got lucky with perfect weather! The end of November, after weeks of chilly temps, out popped a sun-filled 60-degree day just for these two! 

Lauren & Seth - Thank you guys both so very much for choosing me to capture your big day. I couldn't have been more thrilled to be a part of this! You two share an amazing love that is a privilege to witness! I hope you love your wedding images, and congratulations!!

 

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The Elm's Wedding Photography
The Elm's Wedding Photography
The Elm's Wedding Photography
sETH WAS READY TO SEE HIS BRIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME!  

sETH WAS READY TO SEE HIS BRIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME!
 

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The Elm's Wedding Photography
The Elm's Wedding Photography
The Elm's Wedding Photography
The Elm's Wedding Photography
The Elm's Wedding Photography
The Elm's Wedding Photography
The Elm's Wedding Photography
Really quick before the reception started - Lauren, Seth & I ran back upstairs to do this! I was so elated that these guys were up for this shot!!!

Really quick before the reception started - Lauren, Seth & I ran back upstairs to do this! I was so elated that these guys were up for this shot!!!

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A special thanks to the amazing team behind this perfect day!
 Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Elm's Resort & Spa
Flowers | Andrea K. Grist Floral Design
DJ | DJ's For Hire KC
Cake | Baby Cakes KC
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Photography | Elizabeth Ladean Photography | Instagram | Facebook

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