Real Wedding: Lauren and Chris

Today’s wedding is filled with classic beauty with some modern details mixed in. Moss is a huge trend to watch this year, and Lauren and Chris tied it in perfectly. It is rustic, yet elegant and romantic at the same time and is a great summer wedding decor detail.

The gorgeous Lauren shares:

Chris and I love details. The feeling we were going for was classic, timeless, but with a trendy/chic twist. I love whites and greens…hydrangeas, tulips, peonies, vendela roses, dendrobium orchids, green coffee berries, moss, willow branches, crystal drops…the feeling is so fresh, sweet, romantic, vintage, euro-inspired (to use my florist’s words) and “summer-y”. We got married at the Piazza in the Village – a fun little venue with Italian touches (hence “Piazza”)! I traveled to Italy a couple times while I was in college…I wanted to bring some of those Italian touches into the wedding (romantic, classic, but also a little earthy…that’s where the moss and willow branches came in.)

I carried a handkerchief with my mom and grandmother’s (mom’s mom) wedding gown clippings sewn on it. I wore my mother-in-law’s garter (which she added two charms to…each with our initials on it) and my mom’s diamond necklace that was her original diamond from her engagement ring from my dad. The pendants on my twin sister and my bouquets were from my grandmother (dad’s mom)…they were a wedding gift to her from my grandpa.

Chris and I love simple but classic. The wedding gown that I wore is exactly what I have always pictured wearing. I wanted to be in something timeless but also chic. I. Love. Fashion. My bridesmaids wore cute spunky dresses from White House Black Market…totally re-wearable and I must say that they looked STUNNING at the wedding. Luckily my twin sister and I are the same size so I can borrow her dress :)

We got married in my hometown, Colleyville, Texas. This made it possible to get ready in my childhood room…my girlfriends, parents, grandparents, some cousins, my godparents (aunt and uncle)…just hanging out before everything went down…such a great family memory and perfect way to start the day. Since I can remember I dreamed of getting married in the summer…my favorite time of the year! Chris and I just recently graduated from Texas A&M so we wanted to have not only our family there, but also all of our friends. I think the final head count was slightly over 200…and believe it or not we managed to say hi to just about everyone…especially on the dance floor…there were no sitters :)

To tie the Italian vibe in that we were going for, we had gelato ice cream for the groom’s cake! Probably one of my favs…everyone LOVED it!  To finish the night off Chris and I danced to our favorite song, “Head Over Heels” by Foreign Oren. Just the two of us (and our photographers) in the ballroom…such a great way to end the night!

I think one of my favorite pass times is looking at wedding magazines. Still. I just love looking at all the details brides bring into their weddings. The details are always what make it a memorable day. And what makes the wedding your own. Chris and I wanted to make our wedding a story about us. I feel like all of the flowers, details, pictures…everything was a reflection of what I think about our relationship.

Photographer |  Aves Photography

Reception Venue | Piazza in the Village

Event Planner | Shenanigans Weddings and Events

Floral Designer | Signature Productions

Invitation Designer | Waxpaper Design House