On July 26th, 2012 Lauren and Bo met at a mutual friends party and hit it off immediately. From that day they became best friends and a strong team by nurturing their similar core values regarding faith, friends, and family.
Bo proposed to Lauren by making a very special scrapbook. He even involved all of her future bridesmaids and parents in on the plans by sending each person a page of the book. The instructions for their page were that they write one word that describes Lauren and to include a picture of Lauren with that specific person. On December 14th, during dinner Bo gave her the scrapbook. Lauren got to the last page, which read, “When I think of you four words come to mind. My favorite picture of us is from a moment that hasn’t happened yet.” The four words were, “Will you marry me?” and of course that answer was, YES!
Lauren and Bo both have a passion for animals, Lauren is an Animal Nurse and Bo is an Animal Trainer at Lowry Park Zoo. They decided to incorporate their love of animals into their wedding design by having an African theme guest book, African animal table names, and an animal seating card table accompanied by a sign encouraging guests to find their inner “Party Animal.” They are even going on an African Safari honeymoon!
Congratulations Lauren + Bo, I am SO honored to be a part of your big day!
Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford
Band/DJ | Delite Entertainment
Bridesmaid Dresses | David's Bridal
Cake | Sweeties Delights Bakery
Caterer | Flavor Gourmet
Ceremony Site | Hyde Park Presbyterian Church
Event Planner | Lili Villaverde
Florist | Jennies Flowers
Hair Stylist | Destiny and Light
Invitations | Lili Villaverde
Transportation | Showtime Transportation
Make-up Artist | Destiny and Light
Reception Venue | Italian Club of Tampa
Videographer | Oosterling Videography
Wedding Gown | Tie the Knot