Lauren & Mark


{Photos by Grise Photography}

This wedding just came together perfectly. I love weddings like this – where my clients bring in all sorts of personal touches that make it completely unique to them. Not only did I plan with the bride Lauren (having the same name didn’t get confusing at all, right?!) I planned with all of the family at one point or another!

Her sister created fun, bright yellow invites & menu cards, while mom & dad were all about making sure the wedding stayed fun. One of their friends officiated and we made sure to plan with him along the way as well. And for groomsmen gifts, the men received gray Nikes from the Groom, so they were comfy throughout the day. Lauren was super laid back and was so easy to plan with – her 1 request… a tandem bicycle. It proved a challenge to find but was fun to incorporate!

We started off the wedding weekend stuffing 200+ welcome bags & buckets for all of their guests. Everyone got a local beer, cookie, a special note, and things to do around town. Some guests even got a custom Sink the Biz bucket complete with glasses and beer.

Artful Blooms created vibrant and romantic florals. For the ceremony,they created a gorgeous garland which they draped over the Chuppah.

After the ceremony, guests were routed up the backstairs to line up along the road for a grand exit. All guests received sunglasses (with neon sides that said L+M) and birdseed. During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed the new outdoor Solarium Patio, where they could get the couples signature drink the “Beatty Blend” (a super yummy alcoholic Arnold Palmer). They even had a steel drummer to entertain the crowd!

Lauren surprised the groom with a custom sports-themed cake with all of his favorite teams! For the wedding cake, they had the CUTEST cake topper ever – made to match them perfectly. The rest of the evening was follow by dinner, dancing, a fun photobooth, and a late night s’mores bar!