August 29, 2023
I’m thrilled to share Lauren and John’s stunning Thornewood Castle wedding day. This sweet couple first met in London, where they currently live, in 2019. Even by their second date, Lauren knew this was something special. Lauren had been in London for several months at that point but hadn’t experienced much of the city. So John planned a day for them exploring some of the best parts the city had to offer – a museum tour, a showing of Mamma Mia! in west end, a drink at a pub, and a delicious dinner with live music and dancing.
John recreated that same special date to propose to Lauren! It was her birthday and he planned all the same stops as their second date. At dinner that night, he asked her to marry him and she said, “yes!” It was the perfect way to celebrate a birthday and the beginning of this next chapter in their lives.
Lauren and John chose to get married in Washington where most of Lauren’s family is from. They picked the beautiful Thornewood Castle as their venue because it felt like the perfect blend of English elegance right in the Pacific Northwest. They planned their wedding in just a few short months then made the flight over with a few of John’s family members.
Because they don’t live in the states, the entire wedding week was filled with bridal showers and gatherings for the happy couple. Their friends and family tried to make them feel as comfortable and celebrated as possible. The wedding day itself was beyond perfect – wonderful weather, a gorgeous ceremony in the English garden, and dinner and drinks with a view of the lake.
Congratulations Lauren and John! It was an honor to be a part of your perfect day. Wishing you two lots of love, joy, and many more wonderful adventures to come!
Thanks to all the amazing wedding vendors that helped make Lauren & John’s big day wonderful!
Ceremony & Reception: Thornewood Castle // Catering: Snuffin’s Catering // Wedding Planner: Elevated Events by Tosha // Hair & Makeup: I’m Artistry // Officiant: Grace MacLeod // Florist: Poppy & Pomegranate // Cake: Celebrity Cake Studios // DJ: DJ K12 // Rentals: American Party Place// Signage: Grand Mason Goods