The Cox Wedding | October 17, 2015 | Photography by: Melissa Durham Photography
Lauren and Matthew went to rival high schools, but they had enough mutual friends that they knew each from a distance. After graduating from rival colleges, Matthew asked Lauren out to dinner. She drove an hour and a half to meet him, and they had a wonderful evening.
After a few years of dating and buying a house together, Lauren was expecting a ring pretty soon. Matthew, a passionate musician, kept coming home with expensive new equipment. Lauren did not see a proposal happening soon. Then, one weekend when they were hosting a cookout, Matthew was gone all day. He told her he had bought a new guitar pedal and barely arrived home in time for guests to arrive. Lauren tried to keep her frustration to a minimum in front of people. She changed her tune changed quickly though when Matthew showed her the box on the pretense of something being wrong with it. There was no pedal inside, but a ring box. He had been gone all day asking her parents for permission!
A daddy’s girl through and through, Lauren’s favorite memory of the big day was him walking her down the aisle to Matthew. Having the two most important men in her life right there meant the world to her.
The theme of their wedding was rustic chic, and they had the perfect venue for it. The Vinton War Memorial was the perfect fit, and the staff there made sure everything was exactly how Lauren pictured everything. Her photographer, Melissa Durham, made sure to capture every smile and tear as well, and she went above and beyond and checked on Lauren throughout the day.
Their food reflected their southern appetites. Pumpernickle Pickle put together a special menu for the couple and their guests, ensuring everything was what Lauren and Matthew wanted. Their cake followed the same criteria: southern and delicious. The crowd favorite was a variety of fall-themed cupcakes.
Unlike most weddings, Lauren and Matthew arranged to see each other before the ceremony. It helped calm their nerves and made them laugh. They also wrote letters to one another to read before the ceremony, reflecting on the time they’ve already had together and, most importantly, getting more excited for what was to come.
Make sure to see more of the Cox Wedding on page 94 of bridebook!
Photography by: Melissa Durham Photography
Dress: Church Street Bridal
Cake: Cupcake Cottage Sweets & Treats
Venue: Vinton War Memorial
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Jewelry: Zales and Kay Jewelers
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Les Cheveux Salon and Day Spa
Makeup: Makeup by Ravishing