This weekend was a special one... One of my close friends, Lauren, married her best friend, Shane! Lauren and I met about ten years ago (I seriously can't believe it's been that long) in college, and we've been good friends ever since. She was a tremendous help at my wedding with SOO many things (even sang for it too!) - so being a part of her wedding was truly something I've been looking forward to! Not that I was much help, but I was able to capture it!
Lauren and Shane were married at their church in Tupelo, MS - Lakeview Baptist, and I don't know that Mississippi has ever seen a more beautiful day. The sun was shining, breeze was blowing, birds were singing and tons of people were there to celebrate with us! Lauren has been teaching at their school for the last six years, and many of her students played roles in her wedding day - ushering people to their seats, and even serving all of the guests fully plated meals at the reception! It was amazing to see just how much so many of the people truly loved and cared for Shane and Lauren, especially the teens!
The entire wedding was beautiful, but the ceremony was probably one of my favorite times of the day. Before their vows Lauren's two brothers and sisters-in-law sang a song together and then during their unity candle, both sets of parents prayed with them. It was so good to see family incorporated into their ceremony!
Another super awesome detail of the day was Lauren's veil... She wore the exact same veil her mother wore on her wedding day - but her dad didn't have a clue about it until he saw her for the first time. How awesome is that?!
All of that to say this: Shane and Lauren are married and I truly couldn't be any happier for two people or more honored to be a part of such a special wedding! Congrats you two!