Saturday, September 24, 2011. Weather doesn’t get any better than this. It was picture perfect from early morning until evening. It was such a pleasure working with this family who I have been privileged to know through my work at Auburn UMC where the Wesley family have been a vital part. In fact, I had the pleasure of working with the three daughters through their days in Youth Choir and two of them work as servers at Fountainview. It truly felt like working with family.
The bride’s choice of colors were spectacular, indigo blue and cornflower blue. It was a lovely look. Lauren’s exquisite gown was in ivory satin and featured elegant lace and beadwork and a cathedral train. It was absolutely perfect on her
Lauren prepares for her grand entrance before leaving the Buckingham Suite inside the mansion.
Above are pictured the grandparents awaiting their processional. This couple was so blessed to have four sets of grandparents in excellent health be able to celebrate the day with them. They were all a delight!
Above, the wedding party begins their processional line-up. The girls dressed in their knee-length cornflower blue strapless gowns with indigo blue ties looked stunning. What a great color palette! Shades of blue continue to be very popular.
Above, the bride's mom and dad, Keith and Lisa Wesley, share a special moment together before being escorted down the aise. What a delightful mom and dad!
Florals for the wedding including beautiful shades of blue and ivory accented with pops of yellow for a touch of fall and a hint of chartreuse green for impact. The bridal bouquet by Fountainview Mansion feature freesia, white and soft blue hydrangeas, and creamy vendella roses.
A close-up of the elegant bridal bouquet in a classic hand-tied Southern nosegay style. it was a perfect look with her beautiful traditional gown.
The bridesmaids bouquets featured more color impact and incorporated indigo iris, soft blue and green mini hydrangeas, a hint of yellow, creamy vendalla roses to blend the colors and also green hypericum berries and cymbidium orchids for color impact.
A side view of the ceremony in process with Dr. George Mathison officiating.
Immediately following the ceremony, the reception got into full swing with magnificent food by TerraCotta and delectable cakes by SonShine Cakes.
A lovely arrangement in a vintage silver bowl grace the dining room table in the elegant Fountainview Dining Room.
The bride desired a very simple but classic three-tiered design. Lauren custom made the cake topper, an "L" initial.
The bride's cake again showed Robyn Fowler's attention to detail. Working from a photo of the bridal gown's lace appliques, the design was recreated in icing on the cake. The detail work was exquisite. It was shear elegance with each tier also surrounded with pearls to pick up that design element of Lauren's gown.
The groom's cake definitely featured a touch of whimsy and his passion for the Nintendo game. Robyn Fowler created a perfect replica of an early model controller of the popular game complete with even a plug coming from the left side of the cake. Again, Robyn hit the ball out of the park with considerable raves of delight from the guests.
After a honeymoon to the beach on the Emeral Coast, the bride and groom will beging their new life together living in the Auburn area. Thanks so much to the Wesley and Lollis families for the joy of working with you. It was indeed an honor and a privilege. We with the newlyweds God’s richest blessings.