Real Weddings: Lauren Taylor and Brendon Roosken
Best recipe for a great wedding? Romance and drama, followed by fun.
Lauren Taylor has been planning her wedding as long as she can remember, and she finally found her Prince Charming in Brendon Roosken. The couple tied the knot on August 6, 2011, at Prestonwood Baptist Church. “I knew I wanted to have that dramatic entrance down the center aisle,” says Lauren. If the ceremony was about romance and drama, the reception at the Westin Stonebriar was about fun! “We’re a fun, upbeat couple,” says Lauren, so they went for it with their first dance—Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are the Best Thing.” They also surprised the father of the groom with their specialty drink, the Funky Monkey—a tasty mix of citrus vodka, OJ, Fresca, and lime created by the FOG in the ’70s. Cheers to the happy couple!
Ceremony Site: Faith Chapel at Prestonwood Baptist Church
Photographer: Edmonson Weddings
Bridal Gown Designer: Pronovias
Bridal Gown Retailer: Stardust Celebrations
Hair & Makeup: Anita Haar
Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren
Bridesmaids Dresses Designer: Jim Hjelm
Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer: Stardust Celebrations
Flowers: The Garden Gate (Junior)
Reception Site: Westin Stonebriar
Cake: Dallas Affaires Cake Co.
Caterer: Westin Stonebriar
Band and/or DJ: Robert Williams, Sounds Spectacular
Lighting: Westin Stonebriar
Videographer: 2nd Generation Video Productions, Austin, Texas
Wedding Rentals: BBJ Linen; Posh Couture Rentals
Wedding Planner: Karen Rector at DFW Events, and Ann Flatts at the Westin Stonebriar
Wedding Designer: DFW Events