Lauren and Eric had a super fun wedding. We really enjoy when we can be ourselves around our couples and we can definitely say we felt this way with them. They were married at the Wynn and their reception was at Maggiano’s. We did their first look at Cosmo before heading to Fremont Street and then they were on their way to be married. The photos tell their story so I will let them do the talking but first, their killer proposal story, as told my Lauren.
“Before I tell you my proposal story, there are a few things to know about us.
1. Eric is the worst at directions. We go to the same restaurants over and over again and he still needs me to tell me how to get there.
2. He always valets.
3. We eat out a lot and like go to special, Chef’s tastings.
4. I collect typewriters.
5. We were headed to Vegas that weekend to go look at wedding venues.
Eric and I already knew we were going to get married. Over the weekend, he had been joking with me that I would only get to wear my ring in Vegas while looking at venues. I didn’t really believe him, but I didn’t think he would propose on week-day night…
It was a Tuesday night and we were on our way to some Chef’s tasting at one of our favorite restaurants. The whole time we were driving there, Eric was on the phone discussing ‘work.’ As we got closer, he said he had Googled a faster route which I found very odd. He had memorized the street names and was paying close attention to the signs to not miss them. (He’s still taking phone calls at this time too.)
The restaurant is located on a busy, little street filled with shops, restaurants and a park. It’s one of the places where when you find a spot you take it and walk a block or two to your destination. (That is if you don’t valet.) So as we arrive on the street following Eric’s directions, he finds a spot and parks. When I questioned him, he kinda brushed me off, like ‘let’s just walk, what’s the big deal?’
We got out and headed to the restaurant. As we started walking, I noticed a pink typewriter sitting on a park bench. I remember immediately grabbing Eric’s arm and saying ‘Look!’ (Note – there was an older gentleman sitting two feet away from the typewriter so I thought it belonged to him). We got closer and I noticed a letter sitting in the typewriter. I bent down to read it and then it hit me that this was THE proposal. By the time I was done reading the letter, Eric was down on one knee holding the ring. My friend Devi was there taking pictures of everything and our friend Kiel recorded the whole thing. Obviously, I said yes.
After some kisses and hugs, Eric said the Chef’s tasting was a lie and we were really headed to the place where we had one of our first dates. We got back in the car and of course, he went the wrong way or so I thought. When we finally did arrive, we walked in and I noticed a small group of our family and friends there waiting for a little celebration.
I found out afterwards that all those ‘work’ phone calls were really our friends helping Eric find a parking spot.”
Hair and Make-up: Francesca Lombardo at Bobbie Pin Beauty
Dress: Demetrio’s Cosmobella Collection
Guitarist: Tony Venniro
Elvis: Travis Allen
Planner: Archel Rowling