Dubuque Winery Engagement Session | Lauren + Derrick

The Proposal

Lauren & Derrick were celebrating the 3rd of July festivities with friends and family. Little did Lauren know that she’d have a whole different kind of sparkle to talk about after that night. As it got dark, Derrick lit a lantern & got down on one knee. He proposed with a ring he had been holding onto for about a month. It was a great surprise and Lauren said yes.

Green & Gold

These two love to go to sporting events together, and you can find them rooting for The Cubs, Blackhawks, and especially The Green Bay Packers. They love the outdoors, and like to go boating, fishing, and camping together.

We decided to start their engagement session in the Port of Dubuque at Stone Cliff Winery. They got to cuddle and share a drink together. See guys, getting engagement photos done can be fun! When they both ordered beer at the winery I instantly knew these were my kind of people. We ended their session soaking in tons of that beautiful fall color that we all wait for in Iowa.

Scroll down to check out some of their romantic fall photos, and read about the moments they knew they’d spend forever together. Seriously, so sweet, you don’t want to miss it.

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{3 words to describe Derrick, by Lauren}

kind, loyal, hardworking

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{3 words to describe Lauren, by Derrick}

beautiful, smart, caring

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I knew I wanted to spend forever with my love when…

Lauren: “Only a few months after dating I knew I was in love and found the perfect person for me to spend my life with. We had so many things in common and goals for our future. There was an instant connection that continues to grow everyday.”

Derrick: “When I was able to see how much she loved and cared for my daughter Ella, and how much Ella took to her.”

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What is something you both have in common?

Lauren: “Our love for the Packers.”

Derrick: “We’re both Packers fans.”

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What is something that’s totally different about the two of you?

Lauren: “I can tend to be a worrier and he is very laid back about everything.”

Derrick: “I like to keep a nice and clean vehicle. Her, not so much.”

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I’m so excited for Lauren & Derrick’s wedding this Saturday at Rockcut Events in Dickeyville, Wisconsin! Make sure you’re following me on Instagram @catherinefurlin to catch some behind the scenes from the big day!

This season is so crazy busy. I am feeling so thankful for all of my amazing couples and families that trust me to document their stories. 2019 is about half full for weddings, so please reach out right away if you are interested in having me there on your big day! Head up to “contact” in the main menu or drop me a line at hello@catherinefurlin.com

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