S: Let the fun begin: The months leading up to the wedding of Walter and Lauren Schmidt
BC: Many more memories to come | Made special for you by: Katie Bullinger | Grow Old With Me The Best is Yet To Be
FC: Love Is In The Air | Walter and Lauren Schmidt
1: Ever wonder why God gives us two? A right hand to show the left what to do. One ear to listen and one to hear the problems of others, their laughter and fears. One eye to watch and one to behold the beautiful treasures that life has to hold. One foot to travel and one to stand tall. Two feet to land on if we should fall. One man to stand by a woman's side; One woman to cherish being his bride. The love between partners comes shining through and that is the reason God has made two. | To:Walter and Lauren We love you both and pray for a long and happy Marriage | From: Mark and Katie
2: The Over The Top Proposal | A Beautiful Ring for a Beautiful Woman | Marry Me | July 4, 2010 | Let the Journey to the Wedding Day begin here...
3: "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." ~Nora Ephron,
4: Walter and Lauren's Engagement Party
5: Lauren's parents prepared a lovely evening at their home to celebrate their daughter's engagement.
6: Lauren's Bridal shower | "A friend LOVES at ALL times." (Proverbs 7:17)
7: "A cheerful friend is like a sunny day spreading brightness all around." - John Lubcock
9: Lauren's Bachelorette Party at Red Star. (Feb. 27, 2011)
10: Time to Party
13: Crazy times
14: Craziness | absolute | Girl's just want to have fun!
15: LIVE, LAUGH LOVE
16: "The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." - Abraham Lincoln
17: "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while."
18: The rehearsal at the church | Where's the pastor? Oh yeah, that's right, he couldn't make it to the rehearsal....lol
19: Almost Mr. & Mrs. Schmidt | In Love | Lauren's thinking, "Is this over yet so I can go have a drink at Pivs?"
20: Walt and Lauren's Rehearsal Dinner at Piv's PUB | Walter's Parents | Lauren's Parents
21: Friends and family are a true blessing and a great support system.
23: Walter and Lauren exchange their gifts | A personalized Lovopoly Game, for Lauren | A picture of them at a Raven's Game signed by several Raven's players, for Walter
24: Lauren hands out her bridesmaids' gifts (beautiful gifts from ETSY)
25: Walter hands out his gifts to his groomsmen
26: What a wonderful evening | Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
27: Walter gives a little speech | "Thank you everyone..."
28: Today dear daughter, as you walk down the aisle You'll see all the faces wearing a smile. But as we remember those young tender years Our smiles will conceal a few hidden tears. It isn't through sadness , our emotions just whirl As we're both thinking back to our dear little girl And now you have grown and made us so proud As you smile for the camera and the rest of the crowd Remember dear (name) as you become a new wife You're still very much a part of our life! We're not losing a daughter, we are gaining a son, You're new lives as husband and wife have begun So be blissfully happy and enjoy your 'Big Day' Have a wonderful marriage with a rose strewn way! | The Big Day
29: Lauren and Walt read their own wedding vows | The unity candle | March 12th, 2011 2:00 p.m. | I DO
30: L O V E | I Corinthians 13:13 "There are three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love."
31: The New Mr. & Mrs. Schmidt
32: "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height | My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace..." Elizabeth Barrett Browning | LOVE
33: Time For Pictures...Smile Pretty
34: Beautiful table settings. The kids loved their table so much!
35: Chocolate football helmet place card holders (very original) | Are you ready to rumble? Let's get this PARTY started.... (5:00-10:00 p.m.)
36: First Dance | Walter & Lauren's
37: They attached lottery tickets to each flower | Walter gets ICED"
38: Dancing the night away to DJ Moody's great music. (Lauren & Walter picked out specific songs for some guests)
39: "A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart." | "Cinderella"
40: Jenn and Walter
42: Time for some cake | YUMMY!
43: Happy 40th Anniversary to Lauren's parents
44: RAVEN'S STADIUM
46: Honeymoon time!
48: Beautiful scenery and awesome boat rides
49: Romantic Dinners
50: Living the good life!
51: Adventure | Beautiful Scenery
54: Swimming with the Sting Rays
55: Snorkeling | Under the Sea