Lauren & Craig

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Lauren and Craig met in Richmond, VA at Craig's house before heading to a St. Patrick's day event. Mutual friends introduced them and they hit it off right away. After talking, Lauren and Craig made many connections through their Charlotte roots including the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Catholic Church. Later Lauren and Craig purchased a house in Fort Mill, SC. The couple went to Puerto Rico for their annual Christmas trip. It was on that quick getaway that Craig popped the question and Lauren of course said YES!

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Lauren’s parents met and lived in Charlotte, NC while Craig's entire family was born in Ohio, except for him, who's a true Charlottean. Craig and Lauren were born 3 months apart at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Lauren’s family and Craig's family had crossed paths numerous times via the Charlotte Catholic community.

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Lauren’s maid of honor was her best friend from childhood. Her bridesmaids included Cara, her college roommate, and friends from Charlotte, Lauren and Michelle. Craig's older brothers were his best men, and groomsmen included his business partner, Lauren's brother Reid, and his college roommate, Josh Simpson.

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The ceremony was held at Little Church on The Lane in Charlotte's Myers Park. Pastor Jeff Carter married them in a short, formal service that focused on the couple and their love journey with the Lord.

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The reception was held at the Duke Mansion just a few short blocks from Little Church on the Lane. The evening began with cocktail hour so the bride and groom could take pictures with their 6 year old dog, Reese, and the rest of the bridal party. The couple had a choreographed first dance, before heading back outside to the Sweetheart table. The guests dined outdoors on the terrace with a duet of Filet and Crab cake that the chef at Duke Mansion impeccably prepared. After dinner, the band got people groovin' as the bride and groom spoke to all their guests. After hours of singing, dancing, and laughing the couple had their grand exit. Complete with a doughnut wall for guest favors before a sparkler tunnel led them to their 1958 Chevy Impala.

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Lauren's dress was a custom Modern Trousseau gown from Hayden Olivia. Beauty Asylum assisted the bridesmaids in the bridal suite of the Duke Mansion. Flower bouquets and centerpieces of peonies, hydrangeas and roses were designed by Chelish Moore. The Duke Mansion provided the china, food and beverages for the evening. The couple and guests danced the night away to music from the Threshold Band. Duck Donuts provided the favors, and When In White served as a wonderful team of planners. And last, but not least, the couple used Allure Wedding Photography & Video for both photography and videography.

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