Serendipity is the only word that I can think of to describe Lauren and Ben’s love story. From their chance meeting at Chili’s and a scribbled phone number missing a digit, to almost running into each other at a game, these two were destined to be! Lauren and I chatted on the phone for weeks about her creative wedding style and love of details-I enjoyed hearing her enthusiasm! You see, Lauren just graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design and as a photographer herself, she wanted every detail of her wedding day to be perfect!
The ‘gypsy’ sides of Khaled and I love to travel and we were excited to visit Georgia for Lauren and Ben’s wedding. Being that it was our first time there, we decided to head out a few days earlier to visit Lauren’s venue, Atlanta and Athens. We had a great time, ate awesome food, and met some of the locals. If you’re ever in Atlanta, you must eat at The Varsity– the world’s largest drive-in restaurant! If in Athens, be sure to visit Cali & Tito’s. Yum! Oddly, during our sight-seeing we noticed many stores and restaurants with a clear, plastic bag hanging from the door frame filled with water and a penny inside. We tried to come up with logical reasons for the bags and finally asked. We were told that it was a way to keep the mosquitos away. Not sure if that’s true, but I think I should start that habit here in Florida and see if it works!
With it’s gorgeous gardens, the Higdon House Inn was the perfect venue for Lauren and Ben’s wonderland wedding. Their ceremony was absolutely breathtaking. “Someday my prince will come” played as Lauren, in her gorgeous gown, walked down the aisle with her father by her side. Their flower girl was the cutest ‘Alice’ we’ve ever seen. Happy tears and laughter filled the air and the ceremony ended with a memorable snapshot of all the wedding guests cheering with the bride and groom!
Lauren and Ben’s peculiar ‘Alice in Wonderland’ details gave an adventurous feel as their guests enjoyed an absolutely ‘mad’ reception!
We thank Lauren, Ben and their sweet family and friends for letting us be part of their special day and we hope to visit Georgia again!
Click here to view the couple’s surprise slideshow we created!
Bridal Boutique: New Natalie’s Bridal
Gown designer: Stephen Yearick
Tuxedo rentals: Men’s Warehouse
Bridal shoes- designed by bride
Flower/Centerpieces: To be updated
Cake Sugar Kneads Bakery
DJ: Burke Brennan
Paper products: Viva La Violette
Venue: Higdon House Inn