Alex and Lauren are both from Chicago. In fact, they even share the same cell phone area code. However, it wasn’t until they had both grown up and moved across the country to San Diego that they met. Through some mutual friends and that wonderful website called Facebook, they connected. Little did they know they had spent their childhoods so close to one other.
Lauren reached out to Alex simply with the intention of gaining a new friend, because he was also involved in two things that are close to her heart: music and homeless ministry. And she became interested when she found out he was from Chicago, too. Yet little did she know at that time she was reaching out to the man who would love her and stand by her for the rest of her life.
Soon after, Alex asked Lauren to celebrate New Year’s Eve with him while they were both in Chicago for the holidays. Still a bit unsure, she politely declined. But he was undeterred. And when he asked her to lunch after they were back in San Diego, she said yes. But little did he know that he had asked his best friend and future wife out that day.
Now these two are getting married, because Alex loves Lauren with his whole heart, and Lauren can’t imagine her life without Alex. So even though they might not have known it at the time… they sure know it now.
Engaged: Lauren & Alex
I literally could not be any happier for these two!!! You see, Alex is my cousin (as some of you might remember), and I love this guy a lot. But from the first time I met Lauren, I immediately loved her too! She has a heart as big as he does, and they are truly perfect together. I could go on and on about it, because these two are seriously wonderful people who are an amazing example of what love should look like. (And they also happen to be pretty good looking!) But I will cut myself short so you can enjoy their photos. They were my first shoot back after Natalie, and may I just say, it was a good one! From the gorgeous snow to their hilarious matching sweatshirts, I couldn’t have asked for a better shoot to get back in the groove. Alex and Lauren, love you both so much and I can’t wait for New Year’s Eve!!! XO