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A Rainy Intimate Backyard Wedding | Lauren and Jon | Kentucky | The Hatches Wedding and Elopement Photography

LAUREN + JON AUTRY

Where do I even begin with this couple? Lauren and Jon have the type of love they write books about. Jon was attending a small town festival and Lauren was on her way when she was told there was someone she HAD to meet. 
When they met, it was as if everything had fallen into place in that exact moment. They instantly became enthralled with each other. 

"then we were we" - Lauren Crowder

Lauren is a singer from Nashville and wrote that lyric about their life together. She had it engraved in Jon's ring for their wedding day. 

Their love was ethereal from the day they met. And it continued to grow in that aspect as they decided to become one. They spent their wedding day with their closest family and friends on Jon's family farm in Central City, Kentucky. The property was insanely beautiful and held so much sentimental meaning to both Lauren and Jon. 

Hurricane Nate was brewing the week of their wedding and graced his presence later into the night but the rain held off long enough for their ceremony. Tents went up just in case the rain snuck in. Their ceremony was meaningful and invested. Their vows to each other created this ambience of romance and intimacy that sent goosebumps down your spine. Lauren entered on a horse drawn carriage just after dark. The ceremony was supposed to take place right at sunset but with the storm clouds and scattered rain, it was pushed back just a bit. Honestly, it felt even more surreal to have it in the dark. So romantic.

The details from this wedding were impeccable! Jon had custom made feather bow ties from over seas made just for his groomsmen and Lauren gave each of her bridesmaids a special broach that reminded her of them. Their plates for reception were all distinctive and vintage yet subtle and intricate. Lauren had stephanotis flowers in her hair and laid out in various places throughout their wedding venue because it was the flower that meant "marital bliss". Talk about putting some thought into the smallest details. *holds back tears*

They spent their reception under the tent, as the rain came pouring in. They even did their first dance as husband and wife in the rain. My heart was overjoyed at the closeness shared between them and their guests. Backyard weddings have a special place in my heart as they are more sentimental to the couple which always makes for those emotional images that make hearts skip beats. 

Jacob and I were so honored to have been chosen to photograph this affectionate wedding for Jon and Lauren. This is just a small preview from the day but we hope you enjoy!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Autry. <3

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