July 30, 2019
The journey to #4evermoore19 started in Venice, Italy in 2018 when AJ asked Lauren to be his wife. Traveling back to the states, Lauren instantly started the wedding planning process and began the tedious search for the perfect venue that would fit both her personality and vision for her dream wedding with her love, AJ.
After being on the search for a venue for almost a month with nothing that felt “right”, Lauren’s dad and AJ both stumbled across Clementine which looked great from the pictures, so they scheduled a visit the morning before a trip to Knoxville for a UT football game. After walking in late, “typical Laumeyer style”, they began their tour. Being an interior designer, all the little touches immediately spoke to Lauren. The wallpaper, the restored windows, and space had so much character that had been lacking elsewhere. Then they walked into Adelaide Hall and knew this was where #forevermoore19 would happen. This space itself used to be a church and Dan and Brenda Cook, owners of Clementine Hall, restored the brick, cleaned the brass windows, and kept intact the original pipe organ to the grand hall while still making it feel modern and charming which spoke to Lauren and her dad’s architect’s inner designer. Lauren stated, “I knew my vision of how I imagined the florals, the colors, and feel I wanted could be accomplished here easily. Plus this space would give me the perfect mix of old and new to go with the modern romantic wedding I have been envisioning”.
Instead of a first-look with AJ, Lauren opted-in for a first-look with her Father (cue the tears) and enjoyed several quiet moments with just her parents before the day began. Her time with her parents was incredibly sacred since they (her parents) just celebrated their 35 wedding anniversary, so they wanted to shower their daughter with some last moment hugs, kisses, and blessings because the next time they would “see” her she would be officially married!
Shortly after the bride’s “special” first-look with her parents, Lauren and AJ had a scheduled “first-touch” moment where they didn’t see each other, but they were able to hold hands on either side of the Clementine’s exposed brick wall and exchange some bride/groom gifts (cue even more tears).
When AJ finally did get to see Lauren as she walked down the aisle, he got to see how absolutely enchanting she was in her Posh Bridal Couture Gown, and his eyes certainly beamed with joy because after a full year of planning a wedding he was finally going to get to call Lauren his wife! It was truly an emotional moment for both of them, but thankfully Lauren had an impeccable hair and makeup experience with Kati Edge, so she looked both flawless and glamourous!
After the ceremony, Adelaide Hall was transformed into a modern romantic space filled with florals provided by T. Villager Designs, with the music of the live band, Top Tier, and the delicious aroma of Amerigo’s catering quickly filling up the room as guests ate, mingled, and hit the dance floor. Lauren and AJ danced to Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are The Best Thing” (a song which Lauren has been dreaming about dancing to since she was 12 years old), and then Lauren and her father stole the show as they danced to “My Girl” (And don’t worry, The Video Team of Silver Lining Productions Captured the entire event, so Lauren and AJ are certainly going to giggle their way through several of the dances for sure!)
Every highlight of the night from the first dance to the cutting of the decadent coconut cake from Dulce Dessert was transitioned seamlessly by Adriel Nutter events and her team who served everyone so joyfully and professionally.
The wedding ended with an epic glow stick send off as Lauren and AJ were whisked away in an antique and classy getaway car provided by Matchless Transportation.
As always, thank you so much for keeping up with my wedding photography adventures! I love serving you all through photography and I love sharing my stories with you! Have a wonderful week!