Lauren and Andrew’s wedding had the most personal, clever details, but what would you expect from two self proclaimed science and math geeks who met at a game store? From the moment I arrived, the groomsmen were playing a board game while taking shots. Lauren’s mother designed and made a creative game-themed wedding cake with playing pieces. The guests were given personalized playing cards as their gift. They had everyone leave messages on Jenga pieces, and the couple was announced to the theme song from Game of Thrones! Get the picture? If not, here are some to help:
What was your favorite part of the wedding day?
“After actually getting to marry my best friend? Probably getting to visit with friends and family who I don’t get to see often.”
What surprised you about your wedding day?
“Even though everyone says something major will go wrong, nothing actually did.”
What advice would you give another bride/groom planning a wedding?
“Don’t stress about things too much, especially when you can’t control them. I stressed out about things that didn’t really matter in the end.”
Did you do an engagement session or a bridal portrait session? Would you recommend it to another bride/groom?
“We did an engagement session and a bridal portrait session. I would certainly recommend both! The engagement session gave us a chance to get some photos of us together and the bridal portraits gave me a chance to practice hair, makeup and see how it all comes together before the day of the wedding. It also creates a relationship between the couple and photographer which makes the photos on the wedding day even more enjoyable.”
Name one of your favorite images from your wedding day and tell why it is your favorite.
“There are so many to choose from! There is a photo of my husband and I looking at each other with bubbles surrounding us. The look we have and the composition make it one of my favorites. It captures us as a couple so well!”
Is there anything you’d like to share with readers about your wedding day?
“I’m so glad we took the time to reflect on the day after it was over. We were able to write down all the things we remembered that might not have been captured in photos and made for a great keepsake.”
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Preston Woodall House
Cake: Rhonda Davis (MOM)
Hair & Makeup: Ginger Mullins
Dress: David Tutera
DJ: Frankie Hagan from Island Sound
Coordinator: Joel Hurley from Preston Woodall House
Caterer: Brian Stillwaugh
Photographer: Ellen LeRoy Photography
Florist: Jeffery’s Florist of Dunn
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