Lakeside Country Club Memorial United Methodist Church Houston Wedding Photography
Lauren & Cole met at the public accounting firm they both used to work at. Although they never worked together, they did notice each other at events and passing by one another in the office. It wasn’t until a going away happy hour for a mutual friend that a conversation was struck up, and boy did they hit it off! Cole asked Lauren out to dinner and the rest is history!The Proposal
Cole’s marriage proposal to Lauren was truly like a fairytale. “I was assigned on an international work trip in London so Cole and I planned a week long Europe trip for fun the week before. We traveled to London, Paris, and Amsterdam. The proposal happened in… you can guess where… the one and only romantic city of Paris! We were near at the Trocadero Fountain right next to the Eiffel Tower. We had just finished a nice dinner and had walked to the Eiffel Tower. I thought we were aimlessly walking around until Cole asked a random person to take as many photos of us as she could in 5 minutes. Next thing I know, he was down on one knee!”
The wedding ceremony was held at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.
For the wedding reception venue, Cole and Lauren really liked Lakeside Country Club.
“First and foremost, because it is absolutely beautiful! It has a feel like you are in a different city that isn’t Houston. The outdoor area is so gorgeous. My mom and I loved the spanish moss. Also, the size could hold a larger wedding and we knew ours would be a pretty big one (275 guests). The people we interacted with were also really great.”
Gown: Jenny By Enzoani. Purchased at Brickhouse Bridal.
Cake: Cakes by Gina. Bride’s cake was a white cake with amaretto and raspberry filling. Groom’s cake was a yellow, butter cake with chocolate filling.
Flowers: Donna Senter from The Senterpiece. http://www.senterpieceflowers.com Colors were light pink and light yellow. The bouquets were a pretty mix of these colors and a little bit of coral for a pop of color. Bride’s bouquet was lighter than the bridesmaids’ bouquets and had a few white tulips in it. Tulips were the bride’s favorite flower.
Lauren was so happy to finally get to see Cole on Saturday. “I missed him all day! Though I had plenty of fun getting ready with my wedding party. I couldn’t wait to see him and it was so special seeing him smiling as I walked down the aisle.”
Slava, from SGI Photography, photographing Lauren and her Mom together at Lakeside Country Club before they all headed to Memorial Drive United Methodist Church for the ceremony. “My mom is my best friend and she was so much help throughout the wedding. Getting to take pictures with her on the Big Day really struck a chord with me. I was fighting back tears because I didn’t want to mess up my make-up!”
Being on the dancefloor at Lakeside Country Club with friends and family. “I also enjoyed watching all of the guests interact and have fun. It’s like watching everything that you have planned finally come together seamlessly. It is really cool. Especially seeing all of these people from different walks of life in the same room.”
The newlyweds celebrated in Cabo, Mexico. “It was actually a back-up honeymoon because of a hurricane in the Carribean affecting our trip to St. John. It ended up working out fabulous! We had such a great time and the weather was amazing!
We stayed at the One and Only Palmilla and were treated like a King and Queen. Nice way to relax after a wedding.”
Lauren shares her wisdom from experience with future brides to be:
“Well, I can’t speak too much to marriage since we have only been married for 9 days now, just kidding! I would just emphasize that you don’t let the planning process get in the way of your relationship or marriage. If you need take a break from it and just have a date night it’s probably a good idea. I was really relaxed on my wedding day and it allowed me to really enjoy everything and just sit back and have a good time. There is no reason to worry about anything on your Big Day!”