Serious medical students, Lauren and Mike had limited time to carve out of their tough residency schedules in Boston for a wedding of their dreams in Yosemite National Park. It rained on their May wedding day but it was a gentle misty rain, making the mountains seem even more majestic and the Lauren’s ethereal blush chiffon gown glow in the soft light. With such a gorgeous natural environment, excessive décor wasn’t necessary but they brought pops of color with the deep violet bridesmaids dresses, white and green bouquets, and Lauren’s vibrant fuchsia orchid bouquet. They finished an amazing day at the Ahwahnee Hotel. Duende Photo is behind the lens.
More about Lauren + Mike!
Although they grew up within 20 minutes of each other in Northern California, Lauren and Mike first met in medical school when they were roommates in Newport Beach for Lauren’s first (and Mike’s third) year of medical school. They moved to separate houses after that first year, but when Mike decided to propose he took Lauren to the beach right by the place where they first met at sunset. Because Mike is three years ahead of Lauren in his medical training, he started residency in Boston while Lauren was still in medical school. Lauren decided to take a research position for the year and moved to Boston to be with him. Mike is now an Orthopedic Surgery resident at Harvard, and Lauren is a Plastic Surgery resident at the University of Massachusetts. They are planning on moving back to their beloved California when they finish training.
Photographer: DuendePhoto /Shoes: Betsey Johnson / Dress Designer: Catherine Deane / Hair Stylist: Chantilly Lace Salon / Floral Designer: sweet dreams wedding cakes and flowers / Bakery: sweet dreams wedding cakes and flowers / Event Venue: The Ahwahnee Hotel / Submitted via Two Bright Lights