Lauren & Chris | Scotland Run Wedding

Lauren & Chris’s wedding at Scotland Run was perfect! We started the day off with the girls getting ready in the bridal suite while the guys filed in downstairs to straighten ties and clasp cufflinks. How pretty are their wedding day details?!

classic wedding ring set and cream and sage wedding bouquet
Bride putting on her earrings at Scotland Run before the weddingcream and eucalyptus wedding detailsBrides mom helps her into her wedding gownbride getting ready with her mom before the ceremony at scotland run
groom's wedding boutonniere with white roses and blue cornflower
Mother of the groom helping him with his boutonnière

First Look and Wedding Portraits

The first look is always a challenging location to scout photo-wise. You need an area big enough to get the whole scene, but also one that is well lit and pretty from at least 3 different angles. This is what lead us to the unconventional choice to do wedding portraits under the car port outside Scotland Run! Some people see a driveway; I see pops of fall foliage, framing architectural elements and golden backlighting!

As far as first looks go, this had to be one of my favorite of the year. I mean, come on! Chris’s reaction to seeing Lauren for the first time as a bride was priceless! There’s always a lot of nervous energy at the beginning of a wedding day, but as soon as they saw each other it was all joy and giggly smiles.

Bride waits for her groom before their first look
groom's first look reaction
emotional first look reaction between the bride and groom
bride and groom's wedding day first look at Scotland Run
joyful wedding portraits at Scotland Run
winter bride in cathedral length wedding veil at Scotland Run
bride in lace open-backed gown and messy braid
bride and groom portraits at Scotland Run golf club

Wedding Party Portraits

Before the ceremony, Lauren and her bridesmaids were absolute champs when it came to portrait time. From their expressions I know you’re imagining a fresh, 60 something day in early November, but let me tell you friends.. it was like in the low 40s with a frosty wind chill. Now look at the pictures again. Don’t they look totally relaxed and happy? True professionals! The things you do for your best friend on her wedding day 🙂

Even though their wedding was in November, the palette Lauren and Chris chose for their wedding had this super elegant, early winter feel to it. I love the way the muted landscape compliments the slate blue dresses, cream flowers and gray suits they chose!

I’d also like to point out that Lauren and Chris’s wedding party is the perfect example of why it really doesn’t matter whether or not you have an even number of bridesmaids and groomsmen! It’s way more important that you pick the right people than the right number, plus, they looked amazing in the pictures anyway!

Bride and her bridesmaids in long winter blue dresses and shawls
winter blue and cream wedding bouquets at Scotland Run
bride with winter wedding shrug and lace gown
dusty blue and gray wedding theme at Scotland Run Golf Club
gray and navy groomsmen
bride and groom with their wedding party at Scotland Run

Wedding Ceremony | Scotland Run Golf Course

Lauren and Chris’s wedding was held in the outdoor ceremony space at Scotland Run. Guests were greeted with drinks on their way in and snuggled up to gas heaters during the sunset ceremony. I love the way the altar was set up with all the lights and pretty flowers. It definitely felt like a cozy setting. You could tell how excited their guests were for them by all the smiles, happy tears and laughter that broke out! Vows were read, rings were exchanged, and the commitment was punctuated by a kiss!

groom watching his bride come down the aisle at their outdoor wedding ceremony at Scotland Run
outdoor winter wedding ceremony at Scotland Runbride and groom exchanging vows
bride and groom's first kiss as husband and wife
sunset portraits of the bride and groom outside Scotland Run
newly married couple

Wedding Reception | Scotland Run Golf Course

After the ceremony, the rest of the night’s wedding festivities were held inside the ballroom at Scotland Run. I’ve got to say, from start to finish, this was just a really light, joyful day celebrated with a super fun group of people. Between dances and toasts and partying on the dance floor, the energy of the night was a blast. Lauren and Chris were just so over-the-moon happy to be married and to be with one another! They have a great connection and their crazy love for one another was obvious to anyone in the room. I couldn’t imagine a better day!

cream and sage wedding day decor at Scotland Run
bride and groom share their wedding dance in the ballroom at Scotland Run
best man and maid of honor give a wedding toast
bride and groom listening to their wedding toasts at Scotland Run

sunset portraits at a winter wedding at Scotland Run

Lauren and Chris, thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day! I’m so glad to have been there to capture the first day of your forever. God bless the road you travel together and cheers to many many more years as husband and wife!
Dress : Claire’s Fashions Inc
Suit : Men’s Warehouse
DJ : Steve and Co
Hair and Makeup : Magnifique Artistry
  1. Linda C Richardson

    November 25th, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Beautiful!!

  2. Kristen Gregor

    November 27th, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Thank you!

  3. Haley

    December 4th, 2019 at 10:12 am

    What a perfect wedding day! You found such gorgeous winter light to take all their photos in! Love the bride’s fur shawl! Your editing is on point as well 🙂

  4. juliarenee

    December 4th, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Such a beautiful winter wedding! I love her fur wrap and that veil is stunning!

  5. michelle

    December 4th, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    This wedding is so pretty! You captured so many great moments for the happy couple! I love all of the portraits and detail shots. And her fur wrap is so great!

  6. Heidi

    December 4th, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    I love this wedding at Scotland Run!

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