Posted by Jim + Ravyn Stadick on
They started as friends … then became more.
After high school, John joined the Army, and he was deployed overseas. During that time, he and Lauren exchanged letters, until they realized there was something more.
They were totally in love with each other.
Then, it was a waiting game. They were engaged, and planning their amazing wedding … all the while, waiting for John’s tour to end.
You’d never know they’ve spent the majority of their relationship on different continents.
It’s that kind of love that truely knows no distance.
Writing their own vows …
Lauren’s dress was GORGEOUS!
Bridesmaids totally approve!
Lauren had John’s dog tags wrapped around her bouquet … Such a beautiful way to honor his service.
John’s Army friends were in attendace … Looking quite dapper if you ask me!
The reception was gorgeous! The staff at The Hawthorns did such an amazing job pulling everything together.
The arch of sabers was pretty awesome to see. A kiss allowed them to pass.