Glen and Lauren possibly have the sweetest engagement story ever. The couple went to a friend’s birthday party, and during a group photo, party guests held up signs with the words, “Will You Marry Me?” on them. When Lauren looked at the photo that had just been taken, she saw Glen’s message, and, of course, said yes. They were married at the Palm Event Center in November.
Their fall wedding was filled with rustic touches and lush greenery. The event center, with its wine-barrel lined rooms, made a beautiful setting for their big day. It was in one of these rooms that Lauren put on her lacy wedding dress, her attendants perfecting the finishing touches on her look. Her mermaid-style wedding dress had a circular train. Her hair was braided over one shoulder and was topped with a long veil. What a beautiful bride she made!
Before the ceremony, Lauren and Glen stole a peek at each other during the first look photo session. Lauren’s eyes filled with tears as she saw her groom-to-be, dressed in a navy suit and blue-patterned tie. A gust of wind made Lauren’s veil float on the air, making for a magical moment.
The ceremony began at four o’clock. The six bridesmaids, wearing long, gray dresses, walked down the aisle, each accompanied by a bow-tie clad groomsmen. They held bouquets of roses and anemones. Greenery covered the trellis where Glen waited for the love of his life. She came down the aisle, a beaming smile on her face, arm-in-arm with her father. Pink and white flower petals lined the path to her groom. Lauren and Glen shared the beautiful vows they wrote for each other, and were pronounced husband and wife. They shared their first wedded kiss.
After taking some stunning newlywed photos on the grounds of the Palm Event Center, the reception began. The reception hall was romantically decorated with long garlands of greenery and candles illuminating the wine barrels. Overhead, a large floral arrangement hovered over the dance floor. The bride and groom were introduced and walked triumphantly onto the dance floor, where they shared the first dance together.
Lauren and Glen cut their wedding cake, while their guests watched happily. A dessert bar, elegantly labelled with wooden signs, was ready for the guests to enjoy. The newlyweds and their guests celebrated on the dance floor, and took silly pictures in a photo booth. Lauren threw a toss-bouquet to the single ladies in the audience, and Glen did the traditional garter toss.
At the end of the evening, guests blew bubbles into the air to line the path for Lauren and Glen’s exit. The guests took home wooden coasters that Glen’s parents made. Eight little islands were carved in the wood, representing the new life that the newlyweds would start in Hawaii.
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