Lauren + Russ

A recently was a guest at the happy occasion of the marriage of my friends Lauren and Russ.  You could not find a couple better suited for each other.  They started dating in college about ten years ago, and through moves and school and new businesses, they finally pulled the trigger!

The ceremony and reception was held at the Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake. Despite having driven by the location many times (back when it was known as the Crooked Lake House), I never had occasion to go.  This place is beautiful. absolutely stunning.  and not only that, Lauren & Russ had the PERFECT day for an outdoor wedding.

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The ceremony was held on a small patio on the edge of the lake, with a few trees for shade, and a beautiful view behind them.  I honestly cannot wait to see the professional wedding pictures, because the sun was hitting them and the wedding party in such a way that it looked like they all had halos.

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The cocktail hour was full of awesome food – sure they had the standard crudité, but they also had eggplant lasagna, a retro food station, with chicken tenders, mac n cheese, mozzarella sticks and pigs in a blanket, and tons of yummy passed hor d’oeurves.  I think I polished off three plates.  We also took a picture with the beautiful bride!

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The dinner settings were beautiful.  Not a detail overlooked! I loved the trees with Christmas lights and the windows all around the room. Fotor0822145039

There was a beautiful deck for pictures, which we naturally took advantage of.

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All in all, a perfect wedding for one of the best couples I know!

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