Lauren and Andy’s

Wedding Team


Ceremony Venue – All Saints Catholic Church

Reception Venue - EastBank Venue & Lounge

Florist – Beth with the Oakland Rd HyVee

Hair – Lindsay Trumblee & Piper McFadden Gloede 

Makeup - 100% Pure Pro

Dresses & Tuxes - XOXO Bridal

Cake – Jules Bakery

Catering - Dostal Catering

DJ - Raines Sackett

Programs/Graphic Design - Alyssa Pearson

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The Story

Lauren and Andy first met in 2011 at Andy’s sisters wedding. Their paths crossed again several months later when they were at the same New Years party. Both excited to see one another again, it made them realize how much they enjoyed one another's company. A few months into dating, they both happened to be out of town on separate trips.  Going over a week without seeing each other was difficult and it made them realize how important they'd become in each other's lives.

Five years later, Andy set up a surprise party for Lauren under the guise of celebrating the start of her student teaching. Surrounded by their loved ones, Andy proposed in his backyard where Lauren said “YES!”

Seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day was a moment they will never forget.  It was a perfect day they will cherish forever. The couple took a relaxing honeymoon trip to Hawaii, visiting both the Big Island and Maui.

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When it comes to wedding photography and video, Monawar Studios is simply the best. My wife Lauren and I got marred on July 22, 2017 and had the pleasure of having the talented Monawar crew capture our special day. We love the high quality photos and our incredible cinematic highlight video -- the work speaks for itself and is top notch!

Arsalan met with us about a month before our wedding and was a huge help to us in finalizing our reception plans. While this was our first wedding, he has done many, so his suggestions and ideas were really helpful to us. On the day of, we had a great experience working with Arsalan, Krystal, and Z. They are true pros and used their creativity and experience to get amazing photos and video shots. And they could not have been any more personable or accommodating.

At the end of it all, they felt less like hired photographers, and more like old friends! If you are looking for wedding photo/videography services, do yourself a favor and book Monawar Studios! Highly recommended!


the groom




five stars

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