As a freelance contributor at The Knot Worldwide, Lauren researches and writes content including wedding planning tips, trends, etiquette and advice. She’s been contributing for more than three years, and, all along, has maintained a passion for providing lighthearted, stress-free, down-to-earth insights to wedding planning couples, their friends, and their families. Because the process is supposed to be fun, remember?
Lauren grew up in Maine, and, after attending college in Boston, migrated to New York City where she started her career in advertising. Missing the slower pace of life and being able to put groceries in the trunk of her car, Lauren returned to Maine in 2018, and currently resides in Portland with her husband Joe and rescue dog, Molly. In addition to writing about weddings, Lauren loves arranging flowers, experimenting with skincare, and long Savasanas.
Lauren has always known she’d be a writer, but discovered shortly after college that advertising, not journalism, was where she truly felt at home. To keep her long form writing muscle sharp, she freelanced for different publications here and there, but it wasn’t until she began planning her own wedding in 2015 that she realized how much she had to say—and learn—about the process and all of its quirks. And thus, her niche was born: She started chronicling her wedding planning process weekly for Jezebel, which later led to an invitation to contribute to WeddingWire, and later, The Knot. The rest is history.
Alongside her wedding writing journey, Lauren has enjoyed working on a broad range of accounts at a diverse selection of advertising and production agencies, from a bunch of places you’ve never heard of, to Digitas New York, to her current spot (and happy place), The VIA Agency, in Portland, Maine.
Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University in 2011. During school, Lauren worked her way up the editorial board of the BU student newspaper, The Daily Free Press, where she started as a weekly columnist and ended as Executive Editor. Lauren also enjoyed a summer internship at the now-defunct (but then-awesome) Stuff Magazine, a local arts and culture monthly, and a semester-long internship at the Boston-based creative writing workshop Grub Street.