The Hawthorne House is one of my favorite spots. So many breath-taking places for photographs there. You never have to leave the property for even a second. It's truly perfect. Just like Aaron and Lauren. I know I use the word "amazing" a lot but I just have to in this case, especially in this case. Lauren and Aaron are fantastic. They are the sweetest, most down to earth couple I've had the pleasure of knowing. Their families are just as wonderful. I am so blessed to have families open their arms wide open to me. It's like they've all known me for years. It gives me warm fuzzies!

Originally set to be outdoors the ceremony was moved inside the cutest little chapel due to the hot, hot sun that day! I've never been inside the chapel until that day, and I have to say it's the sweetest little place. Seriously, the whole property is like a hidden gem. Lauren's mom walked her down the isle and I was struggling not to cry. The ceremony was simple and full of true emotion and it couldn't have been any more pure and perfect.

Once the ceremony was over it was just a little trip up the hill to the reception. The decor was absolutely stunning. Probably one of the prettiest I've seen this year. Before their entrance there was some hula-hooping to be done! Lauren blew us all away!! She could have stayed there in her dress and hula-hooped all day long. She was awesome! I used to have skills like that...but I was 7.

The festivities began and the night went splendidly. Lots of dancing, smiles and laughs. One particular highlight was the cake cutting. Aaron was going to be all sweet and feed it to her gently...Lauren decided she would be the little devil and smear it on his face. Aaron had the last laugh. He grabbed her quickly and planted a big kiss on her and mushed all that cake onto her face! Classic.

Congratulations Aaron and Lauren. I adore you both. I wish you all the love and happiness in the world. xoxo

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Ceremony & Reception: Hawthorne House
Photobooth: Super Shots Photobooth
Flowers: The Vintage Petal
Cake: My Gourmet Bakery