“When Zach and I first met, it was pretty unspectacular to everyone but me. When I first saw him and talked to him, it only took me a minute to be convinced I would marry him. It was a funny feeling at first - being so sure of something and of someone who was completely oblivious I felt this way. Nevertheless, I knew God was pushing me towards Zach. Every time I prayed about the situation, my feelings only became more persistent. It felt like forever until I worked up any courage to tell him these things, but at the same time I did, the Lord came through and laid feelings for me on Zach's heart as well. It only took us a few dates to know this was it, and now we get a lifetime together. It's quite a special thing to be able to say I've loved him since moment one.”

“Zach and I have a lot coming up after we get married! We are going to spend some time adventuring in Tennessee and in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We will hike some, relax some, and enjoy a break before we start our life and figure out our new normal. Zach and I are moving to Osage Beach and he is beginning a ministry job as a youth pastor. We are so excited to have the opportunity to pour into the lives of awesome kids! Our next stage of life will be challenging, but we're glad we get to take it on together.

“Use your money on the things that matter most to you! There's a lot of little things that add up, but most people will only remember the love you have for each other! Remember to stay focused on what really matters, your love for each other. At the end of your wedding day, no matter what happens, you'll be married and you'll remember what you cared about most.” - Lauren


VENUE: River Oaks Church

CAKE: Sam’s Club

HAIR + MAKEUP: Wentzville House of Beauty

CATERING: Stefanina's Pizzeria

WEDDING DRESS: Boulevard Bride

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Morning Lavender Boutique