Lauren and Taylor are getting married in December at First United Methodist Church in Rocky Mount, NC with dinner and dancing to follow at the beautiful Rose Hill Plantation. We are incredibly excited to share this sweet couple’s engagement with you all and can’t wait to continue working with them to plan their big day! Both Lauren and Taylor love to dance and have fun, so we know that their wedding is going to be a blast!
Thanks so much to Robin Lin for these awesome photos! Don’t forget to check out Lauren and Taylor’s answers to the questions we asked them about their engagement and wedding planning experience below!
How did Taylor propose?
Taylor proposed to me on Christmas Eve in front of our families. He arranged that my parents and I come over to the Barkers’ after our Christmas Eve church service to exchange gifts. When we arrived, I was a little confused to see my sister and her husband there. However, after seeing my gift from Taylor wrapped in a HUGE box, my proposal suspicions were gone. Little did I know, the box was empty! As soon as I unwrapped it, Taylor got down on one knee and popped the question. Because we are both so close to our families, it meant the world to me to have our families there to witness such a great night!
So far, what aspect of planning the wedding has been the most enjoyable?
Everything about planning a wedding is enjoyable because it is all about marrying the person you love most and will spend the rest of your life with. I would have to say the MOST enjoyable part has been working with Gina on what I hope is going to be a beautiful wedding! She has made the whole process enjoyable because she has been setting appoints, giving advice, and helping me through every step. I don’t know what I would do without her helping to plan my wedding!
What are you most excited about for the day of the wedding?
I am most excited about dancing with my future husband and friends on the dance floor. Every wedding I go to, I spend the majority of the time on the dance floor, so I am assuming I will do the same at my own wedding! I love a good band and I love to dance!! I can’t wait to boogie down with ‘Soul Expressions’.
What are three words to describe the feel of your upcoming wedding?
Elegant, Timeless, Ravishing
What made you decide to hire a planner?
I decided to hire a planner because I have been dreaming of my wedding day forever and I want it to be just right. I am not an expert at planning a wedding, but Gina and the ladies at A Southern Soiree are. I decided that it would be of my best interest to have the experts help me every step of the way so that I can enjoy the process a little more. Everyone asks me how stressed I am from planning and I always say, “I am actually just fine because I have a wedding planner!”