Jake and Lauren's wedding was one that reminded me how much I love what I do. I just never get sick of watching two families come together, two people be genuinely excited and anticipating this next chapter of their lives, and all the gorgeous details that make the day special. When we arrived I realized fully just how intentional Lauren and her mother had been in their planning when I saw all the beautiful details throughout the chapel. Pretty gold, ivory and white pillows lined the benches at the entrance. College Flowers did a stunning job with the florals- and there were so many sentimental details as well- such as Lauren's mother's pearls wrapped around her bouquet.
Jake and Lauren chose to do a First Look, and I loved what Lauren had to say about it: "I had never thought about doing a first look before meeting Lissa but after hearing the idea I am so glad we did. I knew I would cry during the ceremony and I knew if the ceremony was also the first time I saw Jake I would cry even more! Having a chance to see him beforehand didn't eliminate the tears at the ceremony but it did allow me to be able to focus a little more on the ceremony itself and what we were doing. The best part of doing a first look was getting to be with him alone for just a few minutes. It's the only time we had together, just the two of us, all day until after the reception was over. It was also very handy to be able to go straight to the reception because we had already taken all of the wedding party and family pictures!"
These two had an intimate and sweet ceremony- which led into a warm and welcoming reception where all the guests were fed delicious food and enjoyed each other's company. Marla Felton created an exquisite cake for Lauren and Jake chose an ice cream cake- which was the perfect compliment! I have to say that we loved listening to the musician, D.G. Flewellyn- he was fabulous!
Thanks so much, Jake and Lauren, for having us on your wedding day. I so appreciate your trust and congratulations!
Ceremony: Kent Hance Chapel, Texas Tech University
Reception: The Overton Hotel
Wedding Gown: Sophia Tolli, Bliss Bridal
Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom/Groomsmen: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Gavino Salon
Garter: HannaBellaDesigns, Etsy
Bride's Ring: A. Jaffe
Groom's Ring: Benchmark, J Keith's Jewelry
Bride's Headband: Bliss Bridal
Wedding Stationery: Miss Social Butterfly
Unity Sculpture: Unity In Glass
Florist: College Flowers
Bride's Cake: Marla Felton
Groom's Cake: Cold Stone Creamery
Catering: The Overton Hotel