If you’ve checked out our recent blog post, Instagram feed, or even the latest issue of Brides of North Texas, you’re already familiar with Lauren + Jack. Their original wedding day (and what turned out to be their “marriage day”) was set for March 21st, 2020 – literally the first weekend that the country shut down due to the coronavirus – and it took two more tries to get to finally host their reception(check out all those different Save the Dates!). But as you can see, it was WELL worth the wait.

Planning (and re-planning, and then re-planning again) Lauren + Jack’s wedding came with a rollercoaster of emotions that lasted well over a year, but through it all, they kept their sense of humor, their excitement for the wedding, and – most importantly – their devotion to each other. While their original wedding day didn’t turn out quite how they’d imagined, they were happy just to get married and to start their lives together, no matter what the circumstances were. And with the extra year of craziness and quarantine, it just made their guests that much more excited to party – and let me tell you: it was a PARTY.

From an amazing DJ to a huge spread of Heim BBQ to a chic little reception dress to a 90s cover band to a stunning sparkler exit, the dance floor stayed packed, the bar stayed busy, and Lauren + Jack’s loved ones stayed happy beyond words that we were all finally getting to celebrate this amazing couple. It was truly a night that no one will forget!

Like what you see? Check out or amazing vendor team below:

Venue: Brik Venue

Photo: Laning Photography

Video: Silver Bear Creative

Florals: Alba Dahlia Floral

DJ: LeForce Entertaiment

Band: The Dick Beldings

Catering: Heim BBQ

Cake + Desserts: Creme de la Creme

MUAH: Mat Wulff and Salon O

Rentals: Taylor’s Rentals

The first time I spoke with Hannah about her wedding plans, my face was sore from smiling so much. She was the sweetest, happiest bride-to-be – just so excited to marry her fiance and not too worried about the rest – and, to top it all off, when I asked what her design aesthetic was, she said, “Well, it’s pretty Taylor Swift-inspired.” Immediately, I knew that this was going to be a fun one!

Hannah is a die-hard Taylor Swift fan, and it was so much fun to find little ways to incorporate lyrics and references throughout the wedding design. From the olden days of Speak Now (that amazing marquee sign) to the more recent hits (the lyrics printed on the beautiful, minimalist invitations), music was a huge part of the day – and we love to see it!

There were a lot of other personalized details, too, like the custom made Coke bottles and the cozy coffee bar. And did you see that dress? We’re still dreaming about it!

But I think, overall, the best part of the day was that these two didn’t stop smiling for even one minute. Their joy was so contagious!

Another memorable part of Hannah + Jonathan’s day? It was right in the middle of the craziest winter weather North Texas has ever seen. With nearly every single one of the 120 guests driving in from Odessa, it was down to the wire rearranging floorplans, changing up the timeline, and figuring out how to get everyone here and back safely. Our amazing vendor team pulled it all together, though, and as warm and cozy and full of love as that room was, you would never have known that it was freezing outside.

Like what you see? Check out our amazing vendor team:

Venue: The Emerson

Photography: Kimberly Correa Photography

Florals: Memories Bound Floral

Catering: Taco Heads

Coffee Bar: Nightowl Coffee Cart

Baker: Juju’s Cakes & Sweets

DJ: DJ Connection

MUAH: Megan Fields + Jennifer Peterson

Coordination: Julep Events