After meeting at a volleyball tournament in Rocky Point, Mexico, Lauren and Shawn became friends and eventually started dating a year later. Lauren and Shawn returned to Rocky Point with a group of friends to play in the same tournament the pair initially met at. They had a blast hanging out with the friends, playing volleyball and soaking up the sun. On the last day, Shawn kept insisting they stay for just a few more minutes. When he finally got up, he surprised Lauren by instead dropping to one knee to propose! “I think I blacked out a little! Everything he said was so sweet. It was a complete surprise!” Lauren remembered.
Lauren and Shawn decided a Sedona elopement surrounded by their closest friends and two pups. They found the perfect spot to exchange vows in Red Rock State Park overlooking Bell Rock with Steph Wahlig capturing all the gorgeous moments. Two of their closest friends officiated the wedding adding to the intimate and personal feel of the whole day. Lauren remarked that “we joke about how everything that weekend was just perfect, even the imperfections were perfect.”
After the ceremony, the crew headed to a local dive bar for celebratory drinks. They eventually made their way back to their lodging for a family dinner, drinks and toasts.
CEREMONY SITE: Red Rock State Park
RECEPTION SITE: Rented House in Sedona
BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Lulus.com
BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES: Lulus.com
FLOWERS: Petals and Lucy
OFFICIANT: Russ Salzman, Christin Salzman
SHOES: Jessica Simpson
MAKEUP: Babydoll Weddings