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Chad & Lauren | The Wilds Venue

Oh how I love Chad & Lauren! It all started with an inquiry, then a lovely trip to Colorado for a mountain top engagement session and before you knew it, covid pretty much took over all of our plans. This included postponing the engagement session and wedding only to enter another year with covid still affecting all the plans we made. We were absolutely bummed and I really would have loved to photograph these two in the mountains! But, a few months prior to their new wedding date, everything changed. We were able to keep Chad & Lauren’s second wedding date and oh my goodness, it was so worth the wait! We finally realized that we get to celebrate this magical day after waiting so long for it to come.

Chad & Lauren’s wedding at The Wilds Venue was absolutely dreamy. It was everything and more than these two had planned. They had their closest family and friends, a gorgeous sunshine filled day and love and laughter surrounding them both as they got ready, said their vows and celebrated their love together. I loved telling their love story and it was so hard choosing just a few for this blog post. This small intimate wedding was just absolutely wonderful.


Photography | Sharin Shank Photography

Venue | The Wilds Venue

Florals | Artful Blooms

HMU | The Mane Bloomington

Invitations | Minted Weddings

Bridal Gown Ceremony | Simply Bridal

Bridal Gown Reception | Willow by Watters

Catering | One World Catering

Place Cards & Seating Chart Papers | Indian Cotton Paper Co

DJ | Chris Grey of Dance Machine

Bar | Upland Brewing Co

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