Real Wedding: Lauren + Blake in Texas

This wedding is a bit more country than modern, but it is bursting with such great color that it had to be shared! Captured by Heather Sanderson Photography, Lauren and Blake were married last December in Lubbock, Texas in the historic The Watson Building. A rustic theme with a color palette of silver, black and turquoise set the mood for this beautiful event. Lauren and her family created most of the decor, giving everything a personal touch. I absolutely love the first look images, especially the one with Blake waiting blindfolded as Lauren sneaks up behind him! Be sure to read how Lauren and Blake met and what inspired their wedding in the following from the bride:

“How Blake and I met has turned out to be one of those embarrassing high school stories you hope will go away when you graduate, but considering the circumstances, I don’t think I will ever get away from it! Blake and I actually met when he was convinced to act as my blind date to my senior prom. I was in need of a last minute date and he wound up being the lucky winner! He was a southern gentleman, very charming, we were both from small towns, and so we clicked pretty well. After the summer that we met, we kept in touch as friends while I went to Fort Worth for my freshman year of college and he went back to Lubbock. A year later I transferred to the University of Texas at Austin, meanwhile he had moved back to his hometown of Llano, Texas which is not far from Austin. He found out I had moved down there, asked me on our first real date, proposed almost two years later, and the rest is history:)

As for the inspiration for my wedding, I was about to start a masters’ program the summer that Blake proposed, so because of different school requirements and other matters, we decided it would be best to get married in December. This left me five and a half months to plan a wedding, plus I was a little disappointed I could not have my outdoor, rustic summer or fall wedding I had always wanted. So, I decided to make it as rustic as possible while incorporating a wintery feel. Anyone that knows me well, knows I am obsessed with large, turquoise jewelry so I wanted to incorporate that in as much as possible. The bridesmaids wore turquoise jewelry and we used a lot of turquoise pieces on the tables, picture frames, and other decorations. We used boots for some of the center pieces but painted them a sparkly white and wrapped some black and turquoise tulle around them to give a wintery look. My mom, bridesmaids, and I made pretty much all of the decorations and other things. It was incredibly difficult planning a wedding with that short amount of time and while getting through graduate school, but thanks to friends, family, and all of the great vendors it ended up being very pretty!”

Photographer: Heather Sanderson Photography
Videographer: Life Happens Videography
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Watson Building
Catering: “Cow Amongus” from Texas Tech
Rentals: Gayle’s Party Plus
Bridal Gown Designer: White by Vera Wang
Bridal Gown and Shoe Store: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress Store: David’s Bridal
Tuxedo and Mens Attire + Shoes: Men’s Wearhouse
Cake Designer: Domesticakes
Floral Designer: Box of Rain Floral
Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Kimber Jama of Designer Group Salon
Invitation Designer: Justin Wright
DJ: Jim Shearer of Surefire Entertainment
Musician: Morgan Hopson
Officiant: Bill Ivans of the First United Methodist Church
Jewelry: Her grandmother’s pearl earrings and a pearl necklace received as a high school graduation gift from her parents

All images by Heather Sanderson Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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