Emily was very excited for Part II of Laurie Anne + Taylor’s wedding. We can’t blame her: this wedding is full of confection bliss! If you thought nothing could be sweeter than the couple’s love story, check out the mound of Dunkin’ Donuts that stood as the groom’s cake at their reception. (The chocolate-sprinkled pastries were what the couple had for breakfast the first weekend they spent together.) Even sweeter was the wedding cake, a stack of Laurie Anne’s favorite white cookies from Savages Bakery. Lanterns and string lights set the stage for the outdoor reception at Aldridge Gardens where the newlyweds celebrated before making their getaway. Special thanks to Stephen Devries for sharing this Alabama soiree!
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The way the ceremony looked underneath the tree.
Describe your wedding flowers: Blue hydrangeas and wild flowers.
Describe your wedding cake: The bride’s cake was a stack of white cookies from Savage’s Bakery (Laurie Anne’s favorite cookies), and the groom’s cake was a stack of chocolate sprinkled donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts (what we got for breakfast the first weekend Laurie Anne came to visit me in NYC).
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? We had a two-month engagement, so finding quality time to spend with each other away from work and wedding planning was a challenge.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Seeing Laurie Anne step around the corner for the first time on her way to the altar.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? Yes, we did write our own vows. “In the name of Jesus, I, Taylor/Laurie Anne, take you, Laurie Anne/Taylor, to be my Wife/Husband. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I promise to love you and remain unconditionally faithful to you. I commit myself to seek Jesus with you daily and to lead you further into the heart of Christ by the grace that has been given to me by the Father, until the day we are parted by death or until Jesus returns.”
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We have no idea! Life is pretty unpredictable, but we’re up for whatever God brings next.