Wedding Wednesday: The Crawford Wedding

The Crawford Wedding | November 4, 2017 | Photography by: Demi Mabry Photography

Lauren Grantz and Lee Crawford met through mutual friends after Lauren moved to Roanoke for nursing. They hit it off immediately, and they went to Blue 5 on their first date. Neither of them knew that, as their relationship developed, it would end up being the spot for their wedding rehearsal dinner as well. One night, Lee took Lauren out to Luigi's, their favorite date spot. When they returned home and Lauren went to let the dogs outside, she saw that their side porch was decorated with an array of candles, confetti and tulle. All of a sudden, she also saw that both her and Lee's parents had arrived from out of town. Before she could ask Lee what was going on, Lee was already down on one knee with a ring, popping the question to a surprised yet enthusiastic Lauren.

To keep their wedding simple, elegant and classic, the couple opted for a color scheme of black, white and gold. The wedding, held at Hotel Roanoke, made it very easy for the out of town guests to find somewhere to stay for the festivities. The couple also chose to give guests boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts for either a late-night snack or breakfast on the go, which was also perfect for traveling guests. Lauren's favorite part of the day was when Lee dropped the rings during the ceremony, which ended up breaking the ice a little bit and making everyone laugh. "We had no idea things like that actually happen!" Lauren says. The simple, stress-free nature of the joyful occasion allowed for the happy couple to just relax and enjoy their day and prepare for the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.

Make sure to see more of the Crawford wedding on page 80 of bridebook!

Photography: Demi Mabry Photography
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: The Hotel Roanoke
Caterer: The Hotel Roanoke
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Jewelry: Ginger's Jewelry
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Lulus
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank
Hair: Azario Salon & Day Spa
Makeup: Faces by Joanne
Rehearsal Dinner: Blue 5