Lauren and Mike met and began dating in high school. Puppy love turned into a more real love... and eventually a real puppy! Mike had a wonderful idea when it came time for the proposal. One Christmas Eve when Lauren returned home from work, she noticed right away that their puppy, Ryder, was sporting a new sweater that read, "I Woof You". Mike told Lauren to check out his new dog tag as well. On one side listed Ryder's name, but on the other side, it read, "Mommy, will you marry Daddy?"! When Lauren looked up, Mike was holding the ring and asked her to be his forever.
That brings us to this beautiful wedding day! Lauren got ready for her wedding event at her parent's house while Mike and his groomsmen prepared at their home. Her beautiful bridesmaids wore long matching gray gowns with a one shoulder design while her sister, her maid of honor, wore a contrasting light yellow gown. We love the gray and yellow color scheme! And Lauren was such a breathtaking bride in her wedding gown! Her dress had a beautiful trumpet silhouette and was covered in lace. She wore her her in an updo with a long veil attached to the back and accented with a lovely bouquet in white and sunny yellow. And look at those amazing heels! So gorgeous!
Lauren and Mike's wedding ceremony was held at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Sewell, NJ. Their family and friends were all there to watch the two recite their traditional vows and become 'husband and wife'!
Intrigue Photography took formal photos at the church after the ceremony and more candid shots at the reception venue. Then, everyone headed to Lucien's Manor in Berlin, NJ for their wonderful reception. Lucien's ballroom is so exquisite. It featured glamorous sparkling chandeliers, stately columns, intricate ceiling plaster designs and was decorated with such fantastic, tall floral centerpieces in bright pinks, peach, yellow and white by Heart to Heart Florist.
Lauren and Mike's reception kicked off with a beautiful dance in the clouds! The two had their first dance amid a dramatic and romantic cloud-like smoke on the dance floor. Then, everyone got into the action, with Steve & Company keeping the dance floor hopping well into the evening!
It was a simply fantastic, beautiful, very warm day in June as "two best friends became one"! Congratulations to a sweet couple, Lauren and Mike!
Photographer: Intrigue Photography - Haddonfield, NJ
Floral Design: Heart to Heart Florist - Deptford, NJ
Entertainment: Steve & Company - Berlin, NJ
Cake: Lucien's Manor - Berlin, NJ
Church: Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church - Sewell, NJ
Officiant: Rev. John L. John
Venue: Lucien's Manor - Berlin, NJ