There will never be another father who loves his daughter as much as I love you."
As Lauren’s dad addressed the crowd filled with friends and family snuggled together around the dance floor at Ouisie’s, a hush fell over the room. He spoke of a moment when Lauren was five years old and riding her bicycle. He remembered that as he looked at her face, he felt himself jump forward in time to the day he would walk his daughter down the aisle, and he thought, “how can I ever give this girl away?" What Jake did to earn this loving father's trust— that is the very thing about Lauren and Jake that gives us one more reason to believe in love. Enjoy their film and their story: [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/151166105[/vimeo] musical soundtrack: "Hey Ho" by The Lumineers, licensed through SongFreedom "Soul Birds" by Ryan Taubert, licensed through MusicBed Lauren and Jake are quite a pair—Lauren is passionate, kind, and (self-admittedly) a little rebellious —and Jake is goofy, adorable and honorable. Fun fact— Jake’s favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber, so the wedding hashtag #ileicheralot was based off of the line from the movie “I like her a lot.” Cute, right? Together, they love to travel and explore new places so it was only fitting that their wedding brought in people from many places to celebrate with them. For their wedding venues, they chose locations that felt the most like home to them. Jake and Lauren both grew up at the same church in Houston; MDPC is the place where they were both baptized and confirmed so it made perfect sense that it would be where they would make their vows to one another. For their reception, they chose Ouisie’s—a swanky New Orleans' style restaurant in a bungalow-esque building with a beautiful, intimate garden setting and classic ballroom complete with ornate architecture. It was a night filled with laughter around dinner tables, joyous dancing, and of course, good food. Before the wedding, Lauren told us, "We are very close to our friends and family. Many of them are coming from out of town so we intend to really celebrate life during the event." .....and, just one more fun fact—you know your clients have an awesome taste in food when a Food Network star crashes their wedding to eat at the venue! Thankfully, Giada was kind enough to share some wedding well-wishes with us to deliver to Jake and Lauren.
The Proposal: How did it happen? If you are observant, you will have seen many references to golf throughout the wedding—from the topper on the groom’s cake to the guest book - which were chosen as a reflection of the proposal story. Lauren told us, “It happened at the Master's - 9th fairway. (It's actually on film...) "
Lauren and Jake, Thank you for choosing us to tell your story, and for sharing your love of home movies and classic movies with us. We hope your wedding film serves as a reminder of this sweet evening where you gathered with your family and friends to “celebrate life.” We are honored to have been your wedding videographer. Truly, The Mason Jar Team Event Coordinator: Belle of the Ball, Jordan Bredthauer - http://belleevents.com/main.php - @belleevents Belle of the Ball Assistant: Ashlyn Thompson
Aztec (rentals): Elyse Evans @aztecusa
Candelabra Rentals: Darryl & Co. @darrylco_events
Photographer: Christina Carroll @christinacarrollphoto
Houston Wedding Videographer: Mason Jar Films
Ceremony Music: Avalon Strings @theavalonmusic
Florals: Blooming Gallery @bloominggallery
Band: Empire 6 @empire_6
Make Up: Your Beautiful Face Leah @yourbeautifulfaceco
Photo Booth: Smilebooth @smilebooth
Dance Floor Rental: Mike’s Dance Floors Mike Reed
Paper Flower Archway: Balushka @paperfloralartistry