Ceremony and reception location : 2941 Restaurant
Wedding date : May 3, 2019
Photographs by Rod
Mat and Lauren met at work. Mat proposed in their candlelit home on a wintry night over Christmas. Ever the jokester, the first small black box he gave me contained a small square garlic press…the second box, an engagement ring.
It was a priority for them to have their wedding in a venue surrounded by nature, but close enough to the city for their family and friends to travel to without difficulty. Their venue, 2941 Restaurant, came into their lives via internet reviews of local wedding venues, and they chose it the day they visited with no hesitation. The light-filled and artistic interior, beautiful landscape, rave reviews of their cuisine, and professional team sealed the deal. Working with their event coordinator provided by the venue was seamless and enjoyable.
Lauren’s advice to couples planning a wedding is to just K.I.S.S.! As in, Keep It Simple Stupid. Take the path with the least resistance. Also, just take a moment to kiss your love with your whole heart when you do get overwhelmed by the seemingly endless decisions to make and tasks to accomplish. The atmosphere on the day of your wedding is created by you and to have a relaxed and fun atmosphere, you yourself must not be overly stressed out about a day that is meant to be full of love, connection, joy, and celebration! No one will remember the small details, but they will remember dancing, eating, and spending time with their loved ones.
Mat and Lauren’s favorite part of planning the wedding was choosing the menu! They are vegan, and wanted a venue that could do justice to a way of dining that is not mainstream. The food that the Chef at 2941 created was delicious, satiating, and beautiful and it was a joy to choose the meal to share with our family and friends. The couple found inspiration at Etsy, a great way to support small businesses and independent artists!
Their favorite wedding moments were the ceremony and the exchanging of vows. Seeing family and friends travel and gather from near and far for the sole purpose of connecting and celebrating!
“Roman and our photographer, Rod, were both knowledgable, timely, easygoing and talented at what they do. Rod was everywhere we needed him before we even knew we needed him there, all without being intrusive. Having these pictures to remember our wedding day is truly priceless.”