Somewhere between speeches and cake cutting in this backyard wedding, Alec came up to me and said something along the lines of, “it must be so crazy to be a part of people’s weddings and document all the emotions” and I responded with, “exactly!”
Earl and I talk about this often. How lucky we are that we get to hop into people’s lives at some of their best moments and just live amongst the happiness and emotions of it all.
We get to be a part of the telling of so many people’s stories and we know how awesome of a job that is.
So for this amazing story, I bring you the story of Alec and Lauren’s BONUS backyard wedding.
What was going to be a downtown St Anthony wedding pivoted to an intimate backyard ceremony with friends and family for 2020. They decided to venture to the nearby park and do their first look at what I refer to as “the true love bridge” as this was the bridge they strolled along on one of their earliest dates and Alec realized he was really starting to fall for this girl and true love had struck him.
We then headed back to the gorgeous homemade ceremony site decked out with lights and decor to get these two hitched.
Navigating through hugs, facemasks, elbow bumps, kind words, and joy, Earl and I once again had the privilege to tell this couple’s sweet story for the day.
Cheers to the happy couple and their amazing family!
Tell us your story! How did you meet? Who asked who out?
We met on Ok Cupid. Lauren messaged me first. Our first date was in Linden hills at the Brasserie and we had ice cream at Sebastian Joes. The end of summer was filled with plays, museums and a magical evening at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. Before we knew what was what, my house became our house. And Nora fell instantly in love with Lauren during ice cream and a night with Jack-o-lanterns.
How did the proposal go?
We went Up North, I waited the whole day with a family ring from Laurens Mom in my pocket. Late that evening, after Lauren saw a shooting star and said “make a wish”. So I spent the next two minutes getting out of my seat, which was an awkwardly placed folding chair on a small balcony. After I got on my knees, she asked me what I was doing, and then a train interrupted my answer. As I waited for the train to go by, I forgot the poetic version of my question that I had crafted and simply asked ” will you marry me.” She said ” of course, yes yes yes” and then we finished our hot chocolate and chocolate cake by candle light next to Lake Superior. The next morning we took pictures of the sunrise.