Michael and Lauren met on 1/11/11, during their freshman year of college - but it was a few years later, on a medical mission trip to Peru, that their bond truly strengthened. After that trip, they were inseparable. As they grew closer, their favorite pastime became long walks, talking and learning more and more about each other - and falling in love.
Just before Christmas 2016, Michael planned their most special walk around Nashville ever, strolling through the gorgeous lights at Cheekwood before ending at Lipscomb University, their alma mater. Lauren walked up to a candlelit table only a few yards away from where they first met filled with photos and a chalkboard easel that said "Will you marry me?” (Hint: she said yes.)
Michael and Lauren wanted a classic autumn wedding with a timeless look and feel. They got married on 11/11/17 (keeping the 1 theme from the night they first met), in a gorgeous venue with wide open windows that allowed in the gentle sunlight and put the fall leaves on display. Every detail of their special day was thoughtfully put together - a map of Peru, photo collages, coffee & donut puns, and handmade wedding favors injected so much of Michael and Lauren’s personality into the celebration.
Looking back on their wedding, Lauren and Michael loved every celebratory, fun moment, but it’s a quiet one that sticks out the most. Their first look was so special. Michael says he can still hear Lauren’s wedding dress sliding down each stair and hear her shoes on the hardwood floors as she walked toward him for the first time on that day. Both of their nerves melted away once they saw each other - they knew the best part of their lives was about to begin. We loved working with this sweet couple, and we wish them a lifelong “happily ever after.”
Photographer: Erin Turner Photography
Hair & Makeup: Shani Gailbreath
Florals: Fresh Weddings by CarryAnn
Catering: Brentwood Country Club
Cake: Nashville Sweets
DJ: Nashville Party Authority
Dress: Allure Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
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