Lauren Gadreau + Jared Stratos

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August 13, 2022

Rye, NH

Lauren and Jared grew up in the same hometown and have known each other most of their lives. After getting engaged last summer, they decided they didn’t want a long engagement and knew right away that they wanted their wedding in Rye. “Rye always felt right, especially having lived there during most of the pandemic,” says Jared.

The couple decided to plan their wedding around their favorite places. Jared notes, “Fuller Gardens was on our running route, and the restaurant [Carriage House] that catered was one we always went to. We wanted our wedding to feel authentic to us and like a regular night out.”

Following their ceremony at Union Chapel, Lauren and Jared had photographs taken across the street at Fuller Gardens with their family members and bridal party, which Jared said was his favorite moment of the day. While Lauren loved walking through the Japanese Gardens at Fuller, her favorite moment was when they took pictures on a jutting rock at Rye pier, where they’ve often stopped to watch the sunset on runs.

When asked what it was like to plan their wedding on such a tight schedule, both said it was stressful but worth it. “Although it was a struggle to plan, there are so few moments in life when you’re surrounded by your friends and family,” says Lauren. Jared adds, “Walking in and seeing all our loved ones in our favorite place was an unparalleled feeling.”

Written by Samantha Bradbury Koster

{Wedding Recipe}

Photography:
Rachel Bell Photography

Dress:
Sarah Seven from Lovely online

Groom’s Attire:
Oliver Wicks online
Venue(s):
North Chapel, Rye, NH

Fuller Gardens, Rye, NH
Catering & Reception:
The Carriage House, Rye, NH

Flowers:
Lotus Floral Designs, Pembroke, NH

Videographer:
Price Burr Photography, Mansfield, MA

Driftwood Arch:
Tuckers, Concord, NH