I was SO very excited to see Tim and Lauren again! I had met them the week before having miss Blakely and was SO very excited to work them both! They both light up a room when they enter and are absolutely perfect together! We met for their engagement session at Union Station and then went over to the KC Museum. Both backdrops were so perfect! They are naturals in front of the camera and it was such a joy to capture the two of them in love! I am so excited for their wedding next June at Longview Mansion! Thank you so much Tim and Lauren! ENJOY!!!
“We first met in college at Northwest Missouri State University around 6 years ago. Tim, originally from Holland, was studying abroad for his bachelor’s degree in interactive digital media and I was studying for a bachelor’s degree in advertising. We met through involvement in our school advertising club. It wasn’t until Tim returned to study for his MBA that we actually made things official and started dating.”
Lauren – “I was drawn to Tim for his “foreign charm.” 🙂 It intrigued me that he was from another country 7,000 miles away, but fit right in with the American culture and lifestyle. As I got to know Tim, I discovered what a go getter, positive and adventurous soul he was. It won me over from the start.”
Tim -” Lauren’s positive outlook on life and vibrant appearance is something that sparked my interest from the first time we met. I remember the first time talking to her and I didn’t quite know what to do with myself. Her cute smile and positive energy threw me off in the best way possible.”
Lauren – I fell in love with Tim’s personality and soul. He is truly a good hearted person that loves life and never takes a minute for granted. He is extremely creative, passionate and makes our life full of love and adventure. I have never met someone that I relate to as much as Tim, but that also balances me out! I am excited about what the future holds for us.
Tim – My love for Lauren started to grow through her positivity and unique mid-western charm. She makes my days so much brighter every time I see her and it feels like it is us against the world. I’ve never met someone that is such a perfect match for me and I’m incredibly lucky to be able to share the rest of my life with my love.
(The full story from our wedding website) http://gillissenwedding.com/
“We met in the small town of Maryville where we both attended school at Northwest Missouri State University. A passion for advertising brought us together, a Dutch guy from 7,000 miles away and a mid-western girl from Lee’s Summit. With only one month of school left, we promised each other a life of adventure and experiences to come! Three years later, we stayed true to this promise. After visiting family in Europe, Tim surprised me with a trip to Paris. That morning, we packed a picnic bag of coffee and chocolate and hit the road. After arriving in Paris, we were greeted by a Parisian tour guide named Lou and a private driver waiting to whisk us off to the Palace of Versailles. This was all a surprise to me at the time, of course! Ever since I was a little girl, I had a fascination with royal history and dreamed of visiting the palace. After a full private tour of Versailles, my fiancé went down on one knee and proposed in the beautiful marble courtyard. I said “yes” and in that moment of happiness and emotion, we knew that a whole new adventure was about to begin.”
What’s one of the wildest / most adventurous things you’ve done together?
Lauren – Tim’s magical proposal in France
Tim – That would have to be my proposal plan. I started planning the proposal 5 months before we left for Europe and Lauren had no idea!
Lauren – Tim is passionate about living a well-rounded life with lots of creative and family time!
Tim – Lauren absolutely loves her little family (we have two puppies)
Lauren- Cool, calm and collected outlook on everything in life
Tim – Continuous passion and drive in life
Lauren – I am proud of Tim every day for the accomplishments he has achieved in the United States. In 3 short years, he has gained two degrees, completed an internship, gotten a job in advertising, acquired his work visa and proposed to me 🙂
Tim – I’m incredibly proud of Lauren for her passion and drive. No matter what comes along in life, she always gives it her 100% effort with a positive attitude.
Lauren – EACH AND EVERY DAY! 🙂 He is always there for me through the good times and the…stressful 🙂
Tim – Every day when I wake up next to her
Lauren – Tim is extremely creative! He loves everything techy from design to constructing and flying his own drones to getting creative in the kitchen.
Tim – Lauren is an incredible painter and when she get’s an opportunity to paint she is truly in her element
Lauren – I love Tim’s European style, big smile and dimples! He has a warm face!
Tim – I absolutely lover her cute smile and her blond hair has character (big hair)!
Lauren – Tim is always supportive with his encouraging words, but the Ben & Jerry’s definitely helps too 🙂
Tim – She always tries to make me smile by joking around with me.
Can you two get any more adorable! So much fun!
Congratulations Tim + Lauren!!! I had a blast with you both!!!!
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