I have been DYING to share this wedding on Marry Me Ink for some time from Savannah Lauren Photography – Megan never wore contacts and wasn’t going to start to on her wedding day so she decided to purchase her beautiful gold glasses that matched her dress perfectly and I’m in love.
Steve and I met in our High School Art Class! I was a Freshman and he was a Senior. I had a HUGE crush on him! We didn’t end up getting together then, but I never stopped thinking about him. We reconnected on Facebook 10+ years later and had our first real date. We’ve been together ever since!
Steve proposed to me a DIY way! He’s a screenprinter and has a studio in our home. He created an art print of a bouquet of flowers that he knew I would love and used it to propose. One day he was finishing up the final color on the print and he asked me to come help him. I had already helped him with some of the printing so I wasn’t expecting him to propose… I printed the last color and when I lifted the screen there was a different version that said “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” on it! I jumped and screamed and immediately said yes! In order to trick me, he printed 100 versions without the text so we gave them out as wedding favors/keepsakes.
Oh man! There are so many highlights! I absolutely loved everything about our wedding day. So, I’ll give you my top three:
1. First look – because it was so special! We were both so anxious/excited to see each other and it was so nice to spend some time alone before the ceremony began.
2. Ceremony/Vows – We wrote our entire ceremony from beginning to end. Steve and I are not your traditional couple and didn’t want a traditional ceremony. The ceremony was filled with words that meant something to both of us. We also wrote our own vows that were incredibly personal. I will never forget those moments.
3. Dancing – Steve and I don’t dance. In fact, we even contemplated not having a DJ or including any dancing in our wedding at all! We eventually decided that it would be nice to have the dancing for our guests, but I’m pretty sure that he and I ended up having the most fun. We danced the night away with our family and friends! Also, Steve showed us all up with his incredibly sweet dance moves. Specifically, the finger guns.
We handpicked all the songs used for every moment throughout the evening. We wanted the music to reflect who we are and our relationship. I walked down the aisle to an instrumental rock song called “Green Theme” by a metal band named Baroness. The lead singer of Baroness is an artist named John Baizley and Steve has been collecting his art for years. We love his work and wanted to incorporate
his art into our day through his music.
We don’t have any couples’ tattoos, but I did have about 300 temporary tattoos of Steve’s face spread out all over the tables for the reception! The bride usually gets the most attention at the wedding and I thought the tattoos were a great way to shift the attention to Steve a bit. Our guests were covered in temporary tattoos of his face! People had it on their neck, forehead, and someone even had a “Steve Sleeve”! It was hilarious! And he loved it.
The ceremony was a complete representation of us as well. The words that our officiant read and the vows we shared described who we are, who we wanted to be, where we wanted to go, and the love we share together. It was so incredibly special.
Steve also built an amazing vintage moon photo bench! He hand cut it all from plywood. The moon and bench fold up so it was easy to transport and when it was all put together it was 6 ft tall! We got some really great photos with it.
How amazing is Megan and Steve’s wedding. I love how their Warehouse space at Haus 820 was decorated with the flower arch and moon photo bench. And I honestly think Megan’s glasses are my favourite. Thank you to them both and Savannah Lauren Photography for sharing their day with Marry Me Ink.
Photographer: Savannah Lauren Photography
Wedding & Reception: Haus 820 – Lakeland, FL
Megan’s Dress: Oleg Cassini
Steve’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Flowers: Taylormade Floral and Event Design
Hair & Make up: Michele Renee The Studio
Cake: Petite Madelyn’s Bakery and Mini Doughnut Factory
Planning: Special Moments Event Planning
Catering: Puff n Stuff Catering
Other suppliers involved: Grant Hemond and Associates, Gabro Event Services