It's fitting that the very first wedding to be featured on the Joy in Bloom Blog is of two dear friends of mine!
I've had the joy of being friends with Lauren and LaRoyce for a number of years, and it was an honor to be a part of their gorgeous wedding in Norfolk, VA. We were all involved in the campus ministry InterVarsity (my employer now!) at Old Dominion University. When I was a senior, Lauren was a part of a small group of women I led. I've always been touched by her sweetness and ability to laugh at whatever may come in life, and LaRoyce's creativity and jovial spirit.
They are one of the most laid back couples I know, so naturally, their wedding was casual and super fun, despite some down-pouring rain and poor Lauren experiencing some illness! They went with the flow and we all had a blast!
Lauren carried a bouquet of yellow and white flowers, including carnations, spray roses, hydrangeas, alstroemeria, Queen Anne's lace, billy balls, and dusty miller. Her bridesmaids (what a fun group of women, all friends from college!) carried yellow bouquets of carnations, alstroemeria, mums, billy balls, and dusty miller. Pew bows of blue hydrangeas and baby's breath adorned the aisle, while arrangements of Queen Anne's lace, ferns, baby's breath, and dusty miller were placed on the altar. The reception had baby's breath galore!