A timeless aesthetic infused with meaningful details, it doesn’t get much prettier than Lauren and Justin’s romantic french blue wedding! They chose The View at Fountains for their venue that came to life through incredible blooms thanks to their wedding planner and floral designer Amy & I Designs. The calming color palette only added to the overall vibe and contributed to the beauty of the imagery we are about to share with you. If you’re opting for a wedding that includes a lot of “something blue” these photos by Jordan & Alaina are for you!
Lauren + Justin
The View at The Fountains ~ Murfreesboro
Guests ~ 120
Budget ~ $60,000 – 80,000
How did you guys meet?
Lauren: We met on Match.com! After a few days of chatting we met for dinner on a cold December evening at Germantown Cafe. We hit it off immediately!
Tell us about your engagement!
Lauren: Justin proposed to me on the cobblestone walkway in front of Germantown Cafe after we attended a Sounds Game. After he proposed we went inside where he had our closest family and friends waiting to celebrate. It was so special to celebrate our engagement in the very spot where we had our first date.
What was the vision for your wedding?
Lauren: We really envisioned a romantic evening, while also keeping some of the elements of a traditional wedding. I wanted the space to feel like a garden; light, bright and airy with candles and flowers everywhere.
What was your theme and what inspired it?
Lauren: Romantic, French garden, classic, timeless
What details were used to create your theme?
Lauren: Our custom wedding invitations were beautiful, we used deckle edge cotton paper, watercolor floral envelope liners, and vintage stamps on each hand calligraphed envelope. We filled our wedding venue with flowers to create the romantic feel we wanted. Our florist / wedding planner did a great job transforming the space into exactly what we envisioned. Greenery was woven into the chandeliers that hung above the aisle turned dance floor. Centerpieces varied in height and were filled with ivory and white blooms, with little pieces of blue filled within, greens spilled over the edges of the centerpieces. We used a boxwood with lucite to create a seating chart for the guests, this also served as a decorative piece. We filled an empty space of the venue with lush velvet couches and a cigar bar that held custom wrapped cigars. A photo of our sweet pup Sullivan was stamped in silver on each cocktail napkin to add a personal touch to cocktail hour. My dad build a beautiful arbor that was covered in fresh blooms and greenery; it stood at the end of the aisle, we stood under it as we said our vows. During the reception, the arbor served as a beautiful backdrop for the sweetheart table.
Where did you splurge? Where did you save/DIY?
Lauren: We splurged on flowers, invitations and food/beverages. We found ways to save by using what the venue provided, for example, we used the venue’s chairs and tables. We rented linens for the tables and we added lucite chairs to the sweetheart table get the look we wanted.
What words of advice do you have for couples in the midst of their planning?
Lauren: Having a wedding during covid wasn’t easy. I think it taught us not to sweat the small stuff. Our wedding plans changed entirely, we had to move our wedding to a different venue in a different town – all due to covid! It was a stressful time, but the end result was a beautiful day. In the end I think the day would have been beautiful no matter what, so it’s important to remember what the day is all about.
Can you share any special moments or highlights from your wedding day?
Lauren: Justin and I shared the traditional first dance with our guests looking on – we took dance lessons for months leading up to the wedding. It was fun to learn the dance together. A very special moment Justin and I shared was the not-so-traditional last dance. While our guests were taken outside to line up for our good byes, Justin and I shared a private last dance on the dance floor. We danced with the lights turned down to one of our favorite songs. It was a special time to reflect on the day together as a newly married couple. Those are the pictures I treasure the most from the wedding day. I wore my grandmother’s opal ring on our wedding day – she was very special to me. It was so nice to wear that as a reminder of her being there with me on my special day. When the reception was over Justin and I left in a vintage Rolls Royce which was only fitting for me; when my parents were bringing me home from the hospital as a new baby, I came home in a Rolls Royce.
Is there anything else you’d like to share about your wedding?
Lauren: Our wedding was absolutely beautiful and I know we owe it all to our wonderful team of vendors. Without them it would not have been so seamless!
So swoon-worthy! Thank you to Lauren and Justin for letting us share your romantic french blue wedding and to Amy & I Designs for letting us share your talents. You can check out more of Amy’s work here!
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