If you’ve been scrolling on our website for any time at all, you might see a familiar face in these images. That’s right, Lauren is our videographer over here at Kaylen Eliza Photography & Videography. Lauren and Will got married on her parent’s home on their farm in Tennessee. It was the most beautiful and intentional day filled with so much love and joy that it brings tears to my eyes to just think about.
By the way, it’s Kaylen writing this blog. If you weren’t aware, I have been dating Lauren’s brother since I was 16 so over 7 years now. Lauren & Will, Lauren’s family farm and every person in attendance mean probably just as much to me as it does to her. So this day felt huge for me. I felt this immense pressure to do my very, very, very best work ever because these people matter so much to me.
I hope you enjoy scrolling through what Lauren and Will’s day felt like. These are the words that come to my mind when I think back on this day – genuine, peaceful, home.
Wanted to share part of Lauren’s vows because she is the absolute best writer (I should probably have her start writing our blogs because she’d be so good at it.)
“Will, when I met you, I was in the middle of large transitions. I had left home and my family and my friends who felt like family to go somewhere new for the first time. I wanted to know what the world could show me if I looked outside of myself while simultaneously looking deeply within. And somehow amidst all of this, I looked down at my feet and walk forward so I could look up at you. And we sat at a coffee shop in Chattanooga and talked for an hour on your lunch break and I got in my car to leave and I texted my roommate Taylor to tell her I thought I was in love. I have known from the first moment that I met you that who you were gave me permission to be who I am. I know that I did not become more when you came into my life, but you have helped me to understand that I am enough just as I am and am worthy of being loved. You did and continue to gently take my hand and help me see that everything I am has always been enough. I have ever had to be more or less. I have never had to pack my bags and bring more to the table because when I got to the table, you had already saved me a seat. You love me simply because I am.”
Don’t mind me crying while typing this. I’m thankful to work alongside someone who sees love this way and sees your love with eyes as wide and gentle as this. Our couples are really freaking lucky (and I am too.) Love you, Lo lo!
I’ve attached Lauren and Will’s Wedding Film at the top of the blog so you can check that out! Be sure to listen to Lauren’s Dads Speech, because it makes me sob everytime.