Nick and Lauren’s wedding day was so special to me not just because on top of being an incredible couple, they are my friends. I couldn’t talk you through their day and their story better than them, so I asked Lauren to share something instead. Enjoy!
A Note from the Bride: I remember going to church in high school and was challenged by my pastor to make a list of what I thought I wanted my husband to be like. I would pray over my list daily and stick it in my bible believing that God would provide a man like this for me. 7 years passed by, and still no man. As years passed, the list would fall out of my bible and I would find myself crossing out characteristics and adding new characteristics, as if God was changing my desires the more I drew closer to Him. My desire to be a wife became so strong and as I began to fall more and more in love with My God, I began to feel so confident in Him to fulfill this desire He gave me. Instead of doubting if I would ever get married, I began to step out in faith and write letters to my future husband- confident that I WILL get married, because that’s how good my God is.
On May 22nd, 2016 I was invited to a young adults group after church one night. I immediately said no, thinking to myself, no way was I going to go by myself there! As I drove away I felt an overwhelming nudge to turn around my car and go back inside. As I walked into the room, the first person I ran into was the most handsome, friendly man I have ever met. We talked for hours and I have never laughed so hard in my life. I left that night thinking DANG GOD, you actually create men like that?! Long story short, this man became my husband. I was praying for him all these years, not knowing he was praying for me just as hard! Looking back at my list, I chuckle now because my husband exceeds my list in so many ways! God truly wrote our love story. And when God writes your loves story, its sure to SURPASS anything and everything you could ever imagine!
Vendors | Hair: Hannah McClelland | Makeup: Artistry by Annette Daniels | Dress: The Wedding Shoppe Berkley, MI | Jeweler: Hair piece and earrings from The Wedding Shoppe | Shoes: DSW | DJ: Austin Rogers- Bee Entertainment | Transportation: Dream Limousines, Inc