Lauren & Blake Wedding at The Phoenician shot by Ben and Kelly Photography

It didn’t take long for Lauren Lacey and Blake Austin to know their love was true. Just seven months into their relationship, Blake proposed to his bride-to-be in front of both their families at a Memorial Day barbecue; exactly one year later, the couple tied the knot over the same holiday weekend. “Everything about our day was perfect,” Lauren gushes. “But I will say that our favorite moment was when we did our ‘No First Look’ prayer.” She explains that the couple didn’t want to see each other before the wedding, but they did want to share a special moment to pray. “Our photographers positioned us on opposite sides of a wall, and we were able to hold hands and pray.” It was just the calming moment needed before Lauren walked down the aisle in front of 150 guests in a Marchesa gown.  After the ceremony, the newlyweds twirled to John Legend’s “All of Me,” for their first dance and, after the big day, headed to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, for a luxurious honeymoon.

“Our favorite moment of the day was our ‘First Look – Prayer’
and our photographers were able to capture the perfect photo.”

CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE  The Phoenician

PHOTOGRAPHY  Ben and Kelly Photography

VIDEOGRAPHY  Amore Films

OFFICIANT  Rev. Rick Bell

WEDDING CONSULTANT  Trista Guzman of BTS Management

BRIDE’S GOWN  Marchesa from Schaffer’s

VEIL  Marchesa

JEWELRY  Saks 5th Avenue

SHOES  Betsey Johnson

MAKEUP  Kensington Makeup Artists

BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES  J. Crew

FORMAL WEAR  Celebrity Tux and Tails

FLOWERS  Flower Bar

CATERING The Phoenician

ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHTING  Complete DJ

WEDDING CAKE  A Piece of Cake

FAVORS  Sprinkles Cupcakes

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS  The Phoenician

WEDDING NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS  The Phoenician

HONEYMOON Playa Del Carmen, Mexico