One in a Million
You hear this story all the time. It’s really normal for lovers to meet in college and later get married. But! What are the odds that two particular people would go to the same college, not know one another while in school, but then bump into each other AFTER graduating! I’d say one in a million. Lauren and Brian both went to Florida Gulf Coast University and never knew the other existed.
The Lovers Meet
So you are probably wondering how these two lovers even met…well, Brian was back in Florida visiting some family and decided to go to a popular college hangout, a line dancing bar called Dixie Roadhouse. Lauren happened to be there dancing her heart out and Brian couldn’t take his eyes off of her. The end. Just kidding. You really think I’d leave you there?
The Lovers Get Engaged
Fast forward five years and Brian is taking Lauren on a winery tour. There was a girl with a camera who stayed unusually close to the two of them as they toured the vineyard and grounds. It didn’t seem to bother Brian so Lauren didn’t think much of her unusual proximity. After the tour, Brian drops to one knee… and wait, what? “Conveniently” there was a photographer there to capture it all! Brian’s sneaky self hired her to tag along! I love it!
With the proposal happening at a winery, what better way to carry on that memory than by getting married at a vineyard? These two lovers tied the knot with us on October 28, 2017 at A Place in the Vineyard. They chose the gazebo for their ceremony and I must say I loved their decorations.
The Wedding Decor
All of her floral arrangements had a ton of greenery and pops of deep burgundy to match the bridesmaid’s dresses. In the center of the gazebo, she draped fabric to frame them and the minister in. Then hung bulky floral pieces as tiebacks for the fabric. That is literally one of my favorite ways to decorate the gazebo. Not only does it make for gorgeous photos, but also the focal aspect of it is just perfect. Bloom Haven Designs did a fantastic job with all the indoor and outdoor flowers.
Inside the reception hall Lauren went with a navy and wine red color scheme. All the dining tables had cream to the floor and navy overlays while the sweetheart table was cream with a burgundy overlay. For her centerpieces she used the cork and candle hurricane that we offer and dressed it up with a floral wreath. There was a mixture of blush pinks, reds, creams, and the same greenery that was also in the bride and bridesmaid’s bouquets. Other tables were adorned with a photo of the bride and grooms engagement shoot and wooden boxes with more of the same flowers.
Some of my favorite photos of the wedding by Outgoing Portraits were the ring shots. Now don’t get me wrong I’ve always loved jewelry and bling, so seeing what photographers can do to highlight the outward symbols of love always catch my interest. For one of them they took Scrabble pieces and spelled out “I Do” while another had the rings on one of our corks. It’s a really neat way to never forget where the wine came from at the wedding reception and just goes along with the vineyard-wedding theme for these two lovers of wine.
What theme are you looking for, for your wedding? While you think about that, take a look at some of my favorite photos from the Justice wedding!