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REAL WEDDING:: Lauren Wright + Peyton Meadows {A FAIRYTALE WEDDING}

Lauren Wright + Peyton Meadows kiss at their wedding reception in the Crystal Ballroom of the Battle House Hotel in Mobile, AL::AS SEEN IN THE SPRING 2024 DIGITAL ISSUE OF NOW WEDDINGS MAGAZINE::

Photography by Katie Byrd Photography

lauren + peyton’s story

“We met at Troy University where we literally bumped into each other,” says Lauren. “I laughed in his face and walked away without saying anything.” Later that same day when Lauren’s mom asked if she  was seeing anyone, Lauren pointed him out and said “Well, no, but you see that blonde guy down there? He’s going to be my next boyfriend.”

Peyton managed to get Lauren’s number that same evening and the two have been together ever since. 

The proposal happened on a beautiful fall October evening. “We drove to his family’s Lake house at Lake Martin for dinner,” says Lauren. The plan was to go by boat to dinner at sunset. Peyton and Lauren walked to the dock which had been decorated with vases of fall flowers. As the sun set, Peyton took Lauren’s hand and told her he never wanted to be another day without her and couldn’t imagine life without her in it. He then asked her to marry him.

“I was in total shock and cried and just shook my head yes,” she says. “The most perfect day!”

the wedding prep

Lauren prepared for the wedding in the Presidential Suite of The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa.


the first looks

Lauren shared private moments with her father and brothers before sharing her First Look with Peyton at the Battle House’s Whispering Arch overlooking the lobby.

the wedding ceremony

Lauren and Peyton said their vows in front of family and friends at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church.

 the wedding reception

The reception in the Crystal Ballroom of the hotel overflowed with gorgeous flowers by Glen Jenkins of The Shade Tree Floral Events & Design and was ”truly a fairytale.” Lauren and her mother planned every detail of the wedding together. “My mom is a creative genius from my shower to my wedding,” says Lauren. 

“Getting to walk in our reception and come down the staircase with flowers from top to bottom made us feel like royalty,” Lauren shares. “We are grateful to have Glen…and other vendors who listened and delivered on all our expectations.”

The Crystal Ballroom, Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel

For their first dance, the newlyweds danced on a cloud to “At Last” by Etta James and sparklers erupted as Peyton dipped Lauren and kissed her at the end of the song. The dramatic moment was painted live at the reception by artist Melissa Munger. The painting “brought both of us to tears!” says Lauren. “The details in the picture were so incredible and beautiful!”

The couple and their guests danced the night away, reveling in every perfect detail. “We wish we could relive the day over a million times,” says Lauren.


GETTING READY + RECEPTION VENUE, CATERER: The Battle House Renaissance Mobile

FLORIST: The Shade Tree Floral Events & Design

EVENT PAINTER: Melissa Munger Art


CEREMONY LOCATION: Dauphin Way United Methodist Church | REHEARSAL DINNER: The Original Oyster House | BRIDE’S GOWN: Eve of Milady, Bridals by Lori |  BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Azazie | MENSWEAR: Vera Wang Tuxedo, Men’s Wearhouse | PHOTOGRAPHER: Katie Byrd Photography | BAKERY: Flour Girls Bakery | CEREMONY MUSIC: Mobile Symphony String Quartet | RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Big Night Dynamite | TRANSPORTATION: A Bride’s Ride + Gulf Coast Tours | HAIR + MAKEUP: Kaitlyn Hovatter Artistry (makeup), Angie D’Amico + Kaci Everett Sellers (hair) | WEDDING PLANNER: The bride and her mother! | RENTALS: Soho Event Rentals | FLOWER WALL: Dimples & Daffodils Events | LIGHTING: Southern Sounds Events | MARQUEE LETTERS: Rent the Lights | FAVORS: Sukar Bakes | WATERCOLOR ARTIST: Drawing Board Homes | DAY OF COORDINATOR: Sharon Summerlin, Dreams Come True


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