Our Wedding: The Ceremony

Our wedding was at First Baptist Church of Sneads. Brandon is the youth pastor and we have served there together for over 2 years. It just seemed fitting to have our wedding take place there! 

However, Sneads is about 8 hours away from my family and about 3 hours away from Brandon's! Regardless, we had such a good turn out and we're so thankful to those who made the drive! To everyone else, we know that you were there in spirit!

I wanted my father to perform the wedding, but I also wanted him to give me away. So, I asked Larry to perform the beginning part. Larry and Tracey have known my parents since they were in college and have been my second set of parents since I can remember! It was perfect to have them play such a big part in our day!

Our colors were black and white with some yellow thrown in at random places. I was going for a vintage picnic feel theme.

My Mamaw passed away about a month before our wedding. She has made such an impact in my life, I couldn't imagine that day without her.

My mother and brother, aka: the "man" of honor.

Brandon's mother and brother.

There was not a dry eye in the place! All brothers, pastors, bridesmaids, and the groom himself was teared up!

I LOVE the look on my dad's face!

Our good friend Judson played Brandon Heath's, "Love Never Fails"

The pomanders I spent forever making!! They better be hanging in the middle of their rooms!! 

Up next: The Wedding Portraits!

All photo credit to the amazing Ashley Daniell! Check her out!


  1. These are so beautiful Lauren! Love the dress and how you did you hair too! =D

  2. First of all you look gorgeous. Secondly, I swear our lives are SO similar. My family has to travel quite a distance for the wedding, his grandpa just passed away, and I'm probably going to use the ladder idea because I've been hunting for an idea of an alter for outside. I LOVE THIS! Excited for the rest of the pics.

  3. My Dad is a pastor and did our ceremony also...I wouldn't have had it any other way! Love the your wedding colors!


  4. Your wedding photos are beautiful! Yellow was one of my wedding colors also:) love your dress dear!!

    xoxo, kelsey

  5. Thank you, everyone! I so happy about how they turned out!