An easygoing couple like Lauren and Shawn can easily pull together a simply elegant wedding with an equally exciting party. The active couple met in Rocky Point, Mexico at a volleyball tournament where Shawn was playing while Lauren watched with some friends. As fate would have it, one of Lauren’s friends was on the same team as Shawn and after the tournament he ended up hanging out with Lauren and her friends for the entire weekend. Once they all traveled back to Phoenix, Lauren and Shawn started playing together in various different sports leagues. Although they spent a lot of time together as friends, it was another year before Shawn asked her on an official first date and they became a couple. Another year later, they traveled back to Rocky Point together and played together in a volleyball tournament, taking home the second place prize. After their friends left the weekend getaway, Lauren and Shawn were relaxing on a hammock together overlooking the stunning ocean view when Shawn got down one knee to pop the question. Lauren immediately said yes!
The couple’s gorgeous wedding shot by StepOnMe Photography was perfectly tasteful and elegant. Grayhawk Golf Club is beautiful itself, with bright flowers, a stunning waterfront and wide open luscious lawns. Natural cacti and greenery surrounded the couple on the open lawn as they became husband and wife. Lauren’s streamlined lace gown with an open back looked to be made just for her, and Shawn’s gray suit evoked the same perfect effortless feeling. The groomsmen matched in the same colored suits and the bridesmaids wore soft pink gowns in varying styles. The color scheme not only looked gorgeous against the outdoor background, but worked perfectly inside for the reception. Inside, the meticulously arranged flowers popped on the tables, particularly Lauren and Shawn’s sweetheart table. Each table was simply accented with gold, white and long stemmed roses. Lauren and Shawn enjoyed their reception with their 200 guests and danced so much that Lauren had a wardrobe malfunction towards the end of the night. That didn’t stop their fun as they continued dancing until they took an SUV back to their honeymoon suite at Meridian Condo Resorts.
Effortless Elegant Wedding
Venue: Grayhawk Golf Club | Bridal Gown Boutique: Ivory Row | Bridesmaids Dress Boutique: Lulu’s | Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse | Flowers: Ceremony Arch – Petals & Lucy | Music/Entertainment: NDK Entertainment | Wedding Cake: Coco Fountain | Engagement Ring: Custom designed by groom | Hair & Makeup: Jessica Parker and Sarah Sheffield from The Hive Salon | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Transportation: Dukout | Wedding Night Accommodations: Meridian Condo Resorts | Rehearsal Dinner: Isabella’s Kitchen | Honeymoon: Spain | Other: Haul N Ass Productions