Evan and Lauren tied the knot in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony at Chevy Chase Country Club. All photos by Elizabeth Haase Photography.

“Evan and I both grew up in Crystal Lake and met in Elementary school- we were even in the same third grade class! We went on to go to different middle schools, high schools, and colleges but had a lot of mutual friends. We ended up reconnecting in college and started dating the summer after our sophomore year. Evan and I have so much in common and enjoy so many of the same things. After a couple years of being together I could tell that he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

We wanted a wedding during the summer so we could take lots of outdoor photos and get married in an outdoor ceremony. The live musicians playing the keyboard and violin during the ceremony gave it an extra romantic feel and the soft color palette made everything feel so dreamy. It’s so hard to pick a favorite part of our wedding day but two of my favorite memories were the getting ready process and the first look. Getting ready with all of my best friends was so much fun and also helped me to relax and get excited for the day. Our first look was also amazing because once I saw him, all my nerves were gone. It allowed us to enjoy the moment and get excited about everything that was to come!

Our venue, Chevy Chase Country Club, was ideal for our wedding- the grand ballroom was perfect for the amount of guests we had and for our live band. We were so thankful to have so many of our amazing family and friends with us on our special day, which made our reception a blast. Our large bridal party was made up of the most fun and amazing group of people we know. It was truly the best day ever and one we will never forget.


Elizabeth Haase Photography (photography), Daniel D Video (videography), Chevy Chase Country Club (ceremony/reception), Little Shop on the Prairie (floral/decor), Maggie Sottero via Volle’s Bridal Boutique (bride’s gown), Jenny Yoo Collection (bridesmaids’ dresses), Black Tie Formalwear (formalwear), Dalzell Jewelers (wedding rings), Badgley Mischka (bride’s shoes), Three One Two Bridal (hair), Flawless by Tiffany (makeup), Minted (stationery), Lovin Oven Cakery (wedding cake), TVK Orchestra (entertainment), Rev. Daniel L. Harris (officiant)

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