Wedding: Megan & Lauren

From Megan: Lauren and I are an online dating story gone right. We met and had our first date in June of 2013 and immediately felt so connected. We both fell in love quickly, made plans for the future together, and bonded through our mutual passion for travel, family, entrepreneurship, Game of Thrones and wine. In July of 2014, we got engaged and the wedding planning began.

On our special day, we got to see all of our planning come to fruition. There were a few kinks: one of my bridesmaids got the flu and couldn’t make it, and the hotel was a nuisance to get booked and checked into (since we were trying to arrive to the hotel early to get ready). Other than that, I couldn’t have asked for a more stress-free, fun and lovely day. My now-wife and I did our own makeup and hair at the hotel, and when we arrived at the venue to get dressed, everything looked absolutely amazing. The ladies at the venue were incredible to work with from the very beginning, and they were so excited for our wedding because we were the first LGBTQ couple to get married there! They handled all of the florals, linens and bartending on site, and set up all of the personal decor we had brought in. Our wedding coordinator even managed to get ahold of some sparklers for the send off when my wife told her I had forgotten to order them in time (which they both then kept a secret from me until the end of the night). I cannot praise this venue enough, as they made us feel truly special on our wedding day.

My wife and I ended up doing a first look, which was not really planned but we were both feeling so nervous and excited that our photographer found some time and a space before the ceremony for us to have a moment together. When I saw her looking so gorgeous in her suit, her hair perfectly coifed and her face glowing with excitement, all of my nerves faded away. I was ready to get married. We had both our parents walk us down the aisle as the band played an acoustic version of “Bloom” by The Paper Kites. During the ceremony, which was officiated by my best friend from college, we laughed and cried and felt every wonderful emotion wash over us as Kacie (our officiant/friend) gave the most beautiful speech in any wedding ever. Lauren and I read our own vows, exchanged rings, and 75 of our closest friends and families cheered us on as we shared our first kiss as wife and wife.

After taking some really fun and quirky photos with our families and wedding parties… we partied. The Italian food we had for our reception dinner was amazing and the caterer even worked with us to create a tasty vegan pasta dish. The bar served beer, wine and our signature cocktail: Moscow mules. After our first dance to “La Vie en Rose,” dinner and then the father/daughter dance, the band turned on their spin tables and DJ’d the rest of the evening. Everyone danced, drank, laughed, and it was an absolute blast. My aunt made our wedding cake, which turned out so beautiful and delicious, and there were also various sweets made by my mom and her friends. My grandmother came up to us at one point, gave us a hug, and gave us advice for a happy and long marriage. Our sisters (who were also the maids-of-honor) gave beautiful speeches that made us feel truly loved; both expressed how proud they were of us for coming out, living our life/love out loud, and finding such wonderful life-partners. After more hugging, laughing and dancing we went out with our wedding parties and enjoyed an “after-dinner” cigar, which resulted in some sexy photos featuring me and my wife. Shortly after the cigars, the DJ played our final song (“Closing Time” by Semisonic), we did our grand exit, and the our life together as a married couple truly began!

Our wedding was perfect. No words can capture all of the love, hope, joy and excitement that filled the day. Our photographer was wonderful and sent us about 500 pictures of people throughout the ceremony and reception… and every picture was beautiful and funny and unique. So many friends and family pitched in to make our day truly special, and we feel beyond grateful and loved every time we remember that day.

Photos courtesy of Madeline Faye Photography.

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Event Credits

Attire: Dress: Demetrios, Suit: J CrewCatering: Paesano's RistoranteLocation: Parker, TXMusic: Full Circle MelodyPhotography: Madeline Faye PhotographyVenue: Cross Creek Ranch
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