Congratulations to Lauren and Phillip, winners of our July 2010 Wedding Gig Giveaway. They won $500 in free wedding entertainment. Lauren and Phillip are getting married in October and we asked them to share some of the details with us. 

Wedding Location:

All Souls Catholic Church in Lake Mary, FL with a reception at the Westin.

How did you meet?

We met on the Fourth of July in 2008 at Chase's on the Beach in New Smyrna, Florida. We talked, and then ran into each other again the next weekend. Over the next few weeks we became friends, but we didn't start a relationship until December 14, 2008. We'll have been engaged for 15 months when we get married.

Can you describe your wedding?

We're having 125-150 people. We want a very sophisticated vibe with clean lines, although we want touches of glamour and sparkle! Our colors are dark purple, pale lavender, and grey, with silver accents. The bridesmaids are wearing the Two Birds dress in Aubergine (Editor's Note: Two Birds is a beautiful versatile wrap dress that can be worn in a variety of styles so that all of your bridesmaids can pick the dress that works best for them. They're also very reasonably priced, so Lauren is clearly a thoughtful friend and bride!) The groomsmen are wearing black suits with grey vests.

We have two different types of flower arrangements for different tables and the room will be color washed in purple lighting. Our goal is for our guests to feel like this is the best party they've ever been to. We're hoping to achieve that with a combination of live entertainment, lighting, decor, and of course, fun!

What entertainment did you choose?

We chose a Carribean band, Orlando  Island Party for the cocktail party. This is a nod to Phillip's Orlando upbringing. We chose a Motown band, Silkee Smoove, for the reception as a nod to my Memphis, TN upbringing.

What will you do with the $500 you won?

We were so happy that we won. The extra $500 is definitely going towards entertainment.