This elegant soiree is full of Pinterest-perfect ideas [Lauren & Andrew]

Lauren Brown & Andrew Peacock
Julia Laible Photography

Wedding date 4.2.2016
Occupations She’s a pharmaceutical rep; he’s a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, now a pharmaceutical rep.
Ages She’s 23; he’s 24.
Hometowns She’s from Overland Park, K.S.; he’s from Durham, N.C.
Where they live now Charlotte.
How they met Through mutual friends while students at Appalachian State University. Lauren played collegiate volleyball, while Andrew played football.

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Where they got engaged The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, where Lauren and her family had traveled for her youngest sister’s volleyball tournament.
Wedding in three words Classic, elegant, and a touch of glamorous.

Color palette Black and white with hints of shimmer and champagne.
First dance song “Stay With You” by John Legend.
What made the wedding special “Having our loved ones travel from across the nation to help us celebrate our love in Charlotte, a city we now call home,” says Lauren. Her family came primarily from Kansas and Colorado, while Andrew’s came from Durham, Virginia, and Maryland.

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Best part of the wedding day “Our first prayer as husband and wife after lighting our unity candle was a very special moment,” Lauren says.
Honeymoon A week at Sandal’s Resort in St. Lucia.
Favorite date night Drinking wine while looking on Yelp to find a new restaurant to try.


Advice for brides-to-be
“Have a glass of champagne (or two) to celebrate the day, relax, and have fun soaking in every little moment of the day,” Lauren says.
Advice for grooms-to-be “No matter what happens, enjoy your special day with the woman you will be with for the rest of your life,” Andrew says. “That is truly all that matters at the end of the day.”

FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS

Photography Julia Laible Photography, 803-566-0225, julialaiblephotography.com 
Wedding and reception venue The Mint Museum Uptown, 704-337-2000, mintmuseum.org
Reception music Split Second Sound, 704-907-9507, splitsecondsound.com
Cake Wow Factor Cakes, 704-654-0598, charlotteweddingcakes.com

OTHER VENDORS

Wedding planner: Ashley Culicchia Cash of The Graceful Host / Caterers: Something Classic / Flowers: New Creations Flower Company / Hairstylist: Lindsey Puzzuti of Mirror Bomb Studios / Makeup artist: Erin Ashley Makeup / Gown: Belle Vogue Boutique in Kansas City / Gown designer: Martina Liana Bridal / Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo Ivory Shimmer Flats / Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal / Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse / Tuxedo designer: Calvin Klein / Invitations, stationery: Minted.com / Transportation provider: R&R Pedicab / Engagement ring: Custom piece from Lauren B Jewelry in New York City / Wedding rings: Custom designed through Kay Jewelers / Clergy: Pastor Reggie Hunt of Cornerstone Summit, Lauren and Andrew’s church during college / Rehearsal dinner: Aria Tuscan Grill / Wedding night hotel: The Westin Charlotte / Bridal registry: Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target / Travel agent: AAA