From the moment Lauren showed us and Kristin Newman Designs her wedding style file – full of rich jewel tones, texture, and composition – we were eager to get started! Lauren and John’s passion for one another, is evident in their photos. This dreamy couple was inspired by flavorful flood, a zest for life, and longed to celebrate with close family and friends, in an atmosphere that seemed warm and inviting. It is ALWAYS an honor exceeding our bride and grooms expectations, in bringing to life a wedding day they had always envisioned. We strive to get to know the bride and groom, to bring in personal touches here and there and really make the wedding their own. In this blog post we share a few inside details from the bride herself. After reading this post and viewing the video clip by Blink of an Eye Photography, we hope you too, get an idea of this special day that took place last April at the Daniel Island Club.
All flower arrangements had been carefully crafted – each its own design. All had been arranged in an array of silver vessels, collected from past generations from the brides family. Guests dined under hanging bell jar lanterns and 10-foot trees planted in one of a kind terra-cotta pots. The tables were set with a hammered glass charger outlined in a silver rim, and accompanied by a custom screen printed napkin.
From the words of Lauren:
“John and I met 2008 through a mutual friend at a birthday party. Over the years we pieced together that our paths had crossed multiple times before that day, but for one reason or another we had never met. From the moment we finally did, our conversation flowed so effortlessly and our love progressed so naturally that it seemed obvious we were meant to be. In each other, we found home and felt like the luckiest people in the world for it. These sentiments inspired every element of our wedding weekend.”
“When I define home, I immediately think of my mom. She has this way of mixing textures, patterns, colors, time periods, cultures, and price points in her decor. Despite the meticulousness that goes into creating her rooms, the ambiance is effortlessly warm, comfortable, and home-y. You still want to nap on the couch, which, while being beautiful and interesting, is beyond cozy. We wanted our wedding weekend to feel like this.”
“We come from colorful and diverse backgrounds, which encouraged many of our choices. From our Latin-themed rehearsal dinner inspired by John’s Puerto Rican heritage to our love letters recited at the wedding ceremony, each detail reflected our personal stories. Family heirlooms lined the tables at the reception. Cousins contributed hand calligraphy to the invitations and place cards and home-backed brownies to the dessert table.”
For more photos see Lauren and John featured on The Wedding Row:
Also, be sure to watch Lauren and John’s wedding story by Blink of an Eye Photography: