The Pavilion at Carriage Farms Wedding Videography | Raleigh, North Carolina | Daniel & Lauren

December 27, 2019

Lauren and Daniel first met each other while playing soccer. Lauren had an indoor soccer game, and they were short on players, so someone brought a sub. The sub just happened to be this bearded Croatian named Daniel. Lauren and Daniel sat at the same table while getting ready, and as they were lacing up their cleats, they both noticed each other and thought the other was cute. They continued to play on the same soccer team for a couple months and gradually chatted more and more each week. A few months later, Daniel needed a girl to join his other team, so he asked Lauren if she wanted to play – she said yes – and from then on they were inseparable! Lauren and Daniel are best friends now, and they are also parents to two sassy wiener dogs (we love watching their Insta stories about them, lol!). They also still continue to play soccer together.

After a few years of dating, Daniel proposed to Lauren in his home country of Croatia. Daniel took Lauren and drove around the whole day trying to find the perfect spot to propose, but everywhere they went, there were too many people. It was getting dark, and they were leaving the next day, so he was running out of time! Daniel started driving them up a mountain and stopped at a beautiful overlook, but as soon as they got there, more cars pulled in to join them and ruined the mood. Lauren knew what was going on, and she reassured Daniel that it didn’t have to be “perfect.” They agreed that they would keep driving and stop at the next overlook and he would propose no matter what, so that’s what he did. The view wasn’t as pretty as the last one, but Lauren said yes!

Lauren and Daniel got married in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Pavilion at Carriage Farms in the beautiful Fall, November weather! These two are so sweet and funny together! Even though they tease and make fun of each other all the time, their letters and personal vows revealed a depth to their relationship that is really beautiful. They are committed and in love with one another, and that is what we love to capture!

The sun felt good in the chilly weather, it was a gorgeous Fall day! Their wedding was simply perfect, and we were so happy to serve them! All the heartfelt words from Lauren and Daniel’s letters and vows brings their love for each other to the forefront of their wedding film, and we are thrilled to finally share it with you!

If you love Daniel and Lauren’s wedding film and want to talk to us about telling your love story, then head to our contact page and shoot us an email! We’d love to work with you!


Videographer – Sarah and Brandon Films

Photographer – Erin Taylor Photography

Venue – The Pavilion at Carriage Farms

Wedding Planner – Shawn Schindler Events

Florist – Ardent Floral Design

Makeup – Erin Kelly Makeup

Hair – Chelsea Condemi

DJ – The Perfect Beat

Dresses – New York Bride and Groom Raleigh

Tuxes – Ticknors

Cake – Nancy Icardi

Caterer – Cook Shack

Officiant – Steve Simmons

Stationer – Minted

Rentals – CE Rentals

Transportation – White Horse

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