Lauren and Jamie

Red Butterfly Photography

Red Butterfly Photography

Lauren is the sort of person you fall a little bit in love with instantly. She’s warm and bubbly and possesses one of the greatest laughs you’ll ever hear. (And if you spend more than 3 minutes with her, I guarantee you’ll hear it often). She’s also extremely generous of spirit – whenever you’re with Lauren, she makes you feel like the only person in the world.

Jamie is her perfect match. Patient, calm and funny with an ever-present smile, he was smitten as soon as he laid eyes on Lauren at work. They quickly found that meeting your partner through work has its advantages – namely being able to drive to work together and follow it up with a shared lunch in the canteen!

Red Butterfly Photography

Red Butterfly Photography

Four years and many shared adventures later, Lauren and Jamie sat down with their families to celebrate Lauren’s birthday. It was there that Jamie asked his best friend to be his wife. Lauren says now that despite not suspecting anything beforehand, Jamie only got as far as saying ‘will you…’ before she cut him off with a jubilant and very loud ‘YES!’

Red Butterfly Photography

Red Butterfly Photography

A year later we gathered  in the sophisticated surrounds of the RACV City Club for their wedding. Lauren wanted to be given away by her Mum but also felt strongly about entering the ceremony with Jamie to symbolise their strong and equal partnership. I suggested they follow the lead of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden by compromising and it worked beautifully.

Red Butterfly Photography

Red Butterfly Photography

Looking absolutely radiant in her lace and tulle gown, Lauren made her entrance with her Mum by her side. They were accompanied by  an instrumental version of the Beatles’ Something and were met halfway down the aisle by Jamie and his best man, Kane. Kane then escorted Lauren’s beaming Mum to her seat before our bride and groom made their way to the end of the aisle together.

Red Butterfly Photography

Red Butterfly Photography

On their first anniversary as a couple, Lauren and Jamie each wrote down 10 things they loved about the other.  Lauren and Jamie have added many more things to the list since then, but to remind them of how strong their love has always been, they chose to share these lists as part of their ceremony. The things they had written ranged from the simple to the solemn, but each point was moving, honest and a reflection of the relationship they share.

Red Butterfly Photography

Red Butterfly Photography

Lauren and Jamie didn’t let go of each other once during the ceremony and I could swear that they noticed no one else throughout. They were in a little bubble of love and joy just radiated from them. It was exactly as a wedding should be.

Red Butterfly Photography

Red Butterfly Photography

After exchanging rings and self-penned vows, Jamie and Lauren were pronounced husband and wife. Their kiss was one of wild abandon; Lauren throwing her arms around Jamie in delight as he clasped his wife to him tightly. It was an honour to witness it and their jubilation was contagious.

Red Butterfly Photography

Red Butterfly Photography

Congratulations, Mr and Mrs M! I know the years ahead are going to be filled with so much laughter, new adventures and special occasions. You deserve it all.
xx Koren

Lauren and Jamie, 25 August 2012
Venue: RACV City Club, Melbourne
Photographer: the always wonderful Tatiana of Red Butterfly Photography
Celebrant: Koren Harvey