Lauren and Ben’s wedding at Crystal Lake Country Club was a stunning event from start to finish! The venue lent itself perfectly for hosting a beautiful wedding- the rows of mature trees to have a ceremony under, an outdoor patio for cocktail hour, and a ballroom the perfect size to hold everyone important to you yet still feel cozy. The weather was an ideal 75, and for most of the day there was not a cloud in the sky- literal perfection! And while the setting was certainly coordinated to a tee, the thing that made this day sparkle was Lauren and Ben’s love for each other.

I’ve been to a lot of weddings, yet I have never seen more emotion than I did on this day! Happy tears abounding, there were so many unique and sentimental moments: exchanged letters before getting ready, Lauren’s first look with her dad, time spent with both the newest family member (the bride’s 6 week old niece!) and the groom’s grandma whose own marriage boasted 60 years! Every part of the day held so much love and meaning, it was truly a gift to witness.

Lauren and Ben, I loved being a part of your day from start to finish. Thank you for entrusting me with the gift of documenting it! I hope you get to enjoy these pictures from the comfort of your Barbadian honeymoon 🙂 Hugs to you both, and cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs. Kruse!

Venue: Crystal Lake Country Club // Wedding Dress Shop: Kathryn’s Bridal // Hair Stylist: Ashley Matthews with Blue Tangerine Salon // Makeup Artist: Felicia DeLeon // Rings: Dalzell & Co.  // Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie Ranvie in Blushing Pink  // Bride’s Shoes: Kelly & Katie Hildie Pump // Groom’s tux: Kathryn’s Bridal // Invitations/ Other Paper Goods: Kathryn’s Bridal // Florist: Petals n’ Bloom // Wedding Planner: Monarch Creative Events, Alexa McNish // Cake/ Dessert: Konrad’s Bakery // Caterer: Crystal Lake Country Club // DJ: Music in Motion, Tim Hicks // Videographer: Old North Film Co



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