Spring Greenhouse Wedding | Greenhouse at Zao Island • Valparaiso, IN | Lauren & James


Lauren & James

Spring Greenhouse Wedding

Lauren & James met while working at their local grocery store. In Lauren’s first message to me, she said “I finally noticed him walk by one day, our eyes locked and the rest is history. I knew he was the one then.” Over five years later and they’re finally husband and wife! Lauren & James have such a natural chemistry and spread joy wherever they go. Their love is so strongly rooted in their faith and the foundation they’ve built together, and that love was present all throughout their day! Enjoy some of my favorite moments & little details from their elegant May wedding!

While Lauren was donning her gorgeous lace dress and sparkly sneakers, James and his groomsmen were at a beach house right on Lake Michigan! James had rented it for the whole weekend to surprise Lauren! <3

Lauren & James decided to start their wedding day together early by having a special first look. Surrounded by sunny skies and blooming trees at Gabis Arboretum, they read letters to each other and basked in the fact that they would soon be husband and wife. It was such a sweet moment!

The ceremony & reception took place at The Greenhouse Wedding & Event Venue at Zao Island. The venue featured white walls, cool garage doors, and had the most beautiful light pouring in the windows during the ceremony! Lauren & James also got a little tux for their dog to walk down the aisle in! Too cute!

Say hello to Mr. & Mrs. Melton!!!!

Wanna know what the best part of having your wedding next to an amusement center is? The private go-kart race for the bride & groom!

One highlight of the reception was the Melton family tradition where everyone wears their red ski suspenders if they’ve completed a black diamond. How cool is that!?

I always love when all of the married couples get on the dance floor for the anniversary dance, but this one really touched everyone! James’s grandparents have been married for going on 60 YEARS! Cue the tears!

The dance floor was poppin’ for the rest of the night until Lauren & James closed out the evening with a final dance, just the two of them. A perfect end to a beautiful day!


Venue: The Greenhouse • Dress: Something Blue Bridal • Shoes: Kate Spade • Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal • Makeup: MoMichelle, LLC • Hair: Lola Hair Artistry • Suits: Men’s Warehouse • Rings: Vierk's Fine Jewelry • Flowers: Another Season Floral • Invitations: Zazzle • Cake & Catering:
Suzie's Cafe • Decor: Tabby Heemstra • Entertainment: DJM Beats • Photography: Cassie Howard Photography