It was a cozy, movie night on the couch last Spring when I remember my iPhone buzzing from an email. Sour Patch Kids in one hand, I grabbed the my phone to see what was going on. It was an inquiry for a wedding! Yay! (I always get really excited at these kinds of emails).

I started reading the inquiry to Ted:

“Wedding will be in Spartanburg, SC. I love BRIGHT colors. 600-700 guests expected to attend-

Wait a minute.

That must have been a type-o. Did she said SIX TO SEVEN HUNDRED guests? Seriously, though. That can’t be right. Can it? I’m calling this girl RIGHT NOW!”

I spoke with Lauren right after receiving her email (almost positive it HAD to be a typing error), and in her infectiously bubbly voice she said “No, really! Six to seven hundred guests!”

Lauren and her family are very well-known in Spartanburg for having founded the Christian Sports Ministry, Upward Sports, and wanted to invite everyone they know and love to join in the celebration of Lauren and Colby.

And WHAT a celebration, indeed! Lauren and Colby were surrounded and celebrated by such inviting, energetic, and thoughtful people- in fact, WE felt like family, too!

Lauren absolutely LOVES bold, bright colors and mixing and matching them with black & white, which made for an AWESOME and unique color palette.

We loved, loved, LOVED, their “first hand hold” (in lieu of a first look)- it was a way for them to say “hello” and calm some of the nervousness without seeing each other before the ceremony- LOVED IT!

The night went on with live music, dancing, AND……Lauren’s sister got engaged at the reception! WHAT?!?!?!??!?!?!!?!??! What better way to celebrate a day of love than with MORE love?!

Lauren and Colby are so loved, and so, so much in love. I kept saying throughout the day “Have you EVER seen a more giddy, bubbly, excited bride?!”

Seriously, guys- this was the best day ever.

Congratulations, Lauren & Colby! We are so honored to have been there to capture these moments- ENJOY!

Church: First Baptist Spartanburg

Reception: Upward Sports Headquarters

Flowers: Electric City Blooms

Catering: Cribbs Kitchen Catering

Cake: Gretchen’s ABS Cakes

Rental/Tent: Event Rentals

Band:The Kicks (They just had their song “Hawk Eyes” featured on Fox’s BONES! Congrats, guys!)






















































































































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