As you already know, Brian and Lauren eloped in late October. To celebrate with family and friends, they threw a grand reception on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
And - WOW! What a party!
As the groom's mom, I didn't have anything to do with the planning or preparation. Lauren and her mom, though? Oh.My.God. They went all out to create an absolutely perfect event!
(I'm not kidding here. Pinterest . . . come to life!)
Everything was PERFECT. It was lovely and special and intimate. And . . . most of all . . . it really reflected Brian and Lauren -- who they are and how they like to do things.
And we had an awfully lot of fun together, too. (It's not often my whole family gets all dressed up at the same time!)
And even though he's all-grown-up and a Married Man (and all that), there's still plenty of THIS to go around . . .
(Yeah. Locked out. Ha.Ha.)
It was a wonderful celebration. Filled with . . .
and all about these two!
What a wonderful, perfect celebration!
The first four photos in this post are courtesy of Alyssa McElheny, photographer. (The rest are mine. I'm sure that's evident!) When the rest of the official photos come out, maybe I'll share them with you. (For now . . . this is all I've got!)