{SBB Bride of the Week} Lauren

 A beach wedding, a beautiful gown and a couple who radiates love... does it get any better than that??

Our featured bride was so much fun to work with that we're sad her wedding is over and we don't get to see her anymore!

Meet Lauren...

 {Photos by: Jamie May Photography}

{Photos by: Jamie May Photography}

Lauren rocked her Allure Couture gown she bought from SBB. Its covered in Swarovski crystals from top to bottom and is a total showstopper. Lauren knew it was the one for her as soon as she tried it on. She paired her gown with some gorgeous rose gold accessories from Mon Cheri {also bought from SBB}. As an extra special touch, Lauren had a piece of her mother's wedding dress sewn into her own gown!

Lauren and her bridesmaids carried bouquets of white created by Beads & Blooms Florist. So simple and so elegant.

 {Photos by: Jamie May Photography}

{Photos by: Jamie May Photography}

 {Photos by: Jamie May Photography}

{Photos by: Jamie May Photography}

Lauren and her new husband Matt were married in Ludington, Michigan, a place that holds a special spot in Lauren's heart. There were so many emotional moments, from Matt and his dad sharing a hug before the ceremony to him watching his bride walk down the aisle. Jamie May Photography did a great job capturing all of the big moments throughout day.

{Photos by: Jamie May Photography}

Of course it wouldn't have been the same without Lauren and Matt's fur baby, Upton. We are living for these pictures!

{Photos by: Jamie May Photography}

Lauren and Matt's reception was full of gorgeous details. Tables were decorated with beautiful candlelit centerpieces while the dessert table {created by Cops & Doughnuts} featured cookies, doughnuts and one delish looking cake! We LOVE their take on getting the couple to kiss during the ceremony and the "smitten in the mitten" koozies are the cutest!

{Photos by: Jamie May Photography}

I mean so pretty, right?! Speaking of pretty, Lauren and Matt make such a beautiful couple! So how did these two meet?

"We met at Matt's slow pitch softball game during the summer of 2014. A friend of mine (another Something Blue Bride, Lauryn Vukas) asked me to go to the game with her to watch her husband play. Matt caught my eye on the pitchers mound and I caught his in the stands."

Seriously how cute is that? After dating for awhile, it was finally time for the big proposal.

"We took a week trip to my favorite town in Michigan with my family and his. I spent my summers in Ludington, MI and Matt knows how important this place is to me. We took a walk along the water to the lighthouse. Half way there, he got down on one knee in front of both of our families and asked me to marry him. I did not know it was coming. We had this July trip planned since the prior December. I didn't think anything of it that both of our families were there and were taking photos."

After saying yes, it was time to plan the big day!

"My favorite part of the planning process was finally seeing my thoughts and brain storming come together. With centerpieces I had very detailed ideas of what I wanted. When my mom and aunt helped find the perfect pieces to put everything together it was so exciting. They really took my dream wedding ideas and made them a reality."

We know her favorite part of planning, but what about Lauren's least favorite part?

"Noticing how fast the day was going. I knew it was going to happen. But I would stop myself and look around every 30 minutes or so. And even doing that the day flew by so quickly."

Lauren's favorite part of her wedding day?

"Getting to the reception and sitting down at our sweetheart table. It was a surreal moment when I got to look to my left and see my husband then look in front of me and see all our family and friends with huge smiles on their faces, laughing, having a great time."

Lauren has some great advice for other brides planning their special day:

"The day of the wedding do not stress out. At that point everything is out of your hands. You can't control anything anymore so you may as well (try to) relax. It doesn't matter if it's raining, if you forgot something important or if someone didn't show up. You get to marry the love of your life that day and that's all that matters. 

Make lists! I had lists all over my house. When I was cooking and I remembered something I needed to do I wrote it down on my list on my fridge. When I was going to bed and remembered something else I'd write it down on my list on my nightstand. Try to stay organized. And always start early. It's NEVER too early to start ordering things or making decisions for your big day."

Congratulations to the newlyweds and thank you so much for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us!! Check out more of Lauren and Matt's awesome pics in the gallery below!