It’s funny the way things happen. For Lauren, she had to travel all the way to the west coast to find the perfect southern gentleman of her dreams. It all began two years ago when one of Lauren’s friends somehow convinced her to fly out to California for a blind date. Crazy right??! They met at a beach bar, Encinitas, with a group of friends. Right away, Lauren noticed Logan’s charming southern accent. Still not knowing if the sparks had ignited, the two exchanged numbers and Lauren flew back to where she was living, Greenville, South Carolina. Two weeks later, Logan flew to South Carolina for their first date- a Clemson football game. After that game, the rest was history! About four months after they met, Logan retired from the Marines and planned to take a job in Washington D.C. Finally, the two had a break from their long distance relationship. During this time, the two confirmed their love for each other, and finally realized they would be spending the rest of their lives together.
While Lauren was dropping something off at her hometown church in Newton, North Carolina, Logan asked if she wanted to say a quick prayer with him. As they got into the chapel, Logan dropped to one knee. He asked Lauren to be his wife and to be the mother of his children one day. How sweet!
The two were married on April 8th, 2017 at the beautiful Daniel Chapel at Furman University. The reception was held at the Revel Event Center, in Logan’s hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. Surrounded by friends and family, the newlyweds danced to “It’s too late to turn back now” by The Cornelius Brothers. The song was perfect, as it was the same song that played during the first time Logan said “I love you” on one of their first dates at Furman. (Coincidentally the same place they were married!) Lauren wore an elegant Stella York fit and flare gown that effortlessly hugged her curves. The gown featured a flirty illusion neckline and dramatic keyhole back. The fingertip veil Lauren chose flowed beautifully with this scalloped hem lace on her gown. Looking back, the bride stated her favorite aspect of the big day was being surrounded by all of the people they love. Everyone had a wonderful time laughing, celebrating, and dancing the night away.
As for advice for brides-to-be, Lauren says not to sweat the small stuff. The day is supposed to revolve around the bride and groom, and the love they have for each other. The little things always tend to work themselves out! Lauren and Logan, we loved reading your story and helping make your day picture perfect. Congratulations to the bride and groom!