Lauren and Jordan had one of the most unique, intimate, simple, and beautiful weddings we have ever featured here on Grey! Their wedding exudes the kind of contagious love that fills your soul. Their photographer, Adrian Michael, is one of our faves, and captured the beauty of these two in such a profound way. We are in love.Click to expand for more
What made the wedding special and unique?
We did exactly what we wanted to do without caving to anyone else’s expectations. We also wanted to keep things very simple. A big focus was on our relationships, so we had a huge bridal party, and everyone involved in the wedding from the caterer, to the pastors, to the photographer are personal friends of ours.
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
I was looking online for something unique and nontraditional. When I saw it, I loved it – especially the detailed beading and the open back. I saved it as one i was interested in, and three days later, without knowing, Jordan sent me a link to the same dress thinking I might like it. It was then that I knew it was the one. It was from Free People, by designer Mara Hoffman.
What were some touches added to make it personal?
One of our goals (other than getting married) was to celebrate with our closest friends and family, and we wrote each one a personal letter to let them know how special to us and significant to our lives they are. The basin and pitcher we used for our foot washing belonged to my great grandmother. We also built the benches on-site the morning of the wedding, and are planning to use the wood to build some furniture for our home.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
Immediately after the ceremony we walked away into a field to have a few moments alone together, while Adrian snapped photos from afar. It was a very special moment, and important for us to catch our breaths and reflect on what had just happened.
Tell us how you met/proposed!
We met at a bar where we worked together. Lauren was quite smitten almost immediately, but it took Jordan some time to come around. However, once he did, hardly any time passed before he found a ring. He ordered it from London and it was supposed to arrive before they left to spend Christmas with Lauren’s family. His plan was to propose somewhere along the way, and celebrate together with her family. They were all in on it. Unfortunately, the ring was delayed, so the plans were put on hold. It finally arrived on New Years Eve, and he decided to do it that night. With some food and wine, he read to her by candlelight and then asked her to be his wife.
Vendors: Photography: Adrian Michael Photography // Wedding Venue: Cranberry Flats, SK // Reception Venue: Village guitar and Amp // Dress: Free People designed by Mara Hoffman // Headpiece and bracelet: Oneiro Designs // Make-Up: Sarah Korchinski // Hair: DIY by Bride // Floral: DIY by Bride // Ceremony Benches: DIY // Bridesmaids dresses: Free People // Groomsmen attire: Luna + Hill