Lauren Packer & Peter Scott

Lauren Packer & Peter Scott

For Lauren and Peter, finding love was the closest thing to heaven on earth. The two were volunteering at the children’s program at their church when they met and quickly became friends. Within a year, their friendship turned romantic and they were dating. The evening of their proposal, Peter rented out a sidewalk Italian restaurant, filled the terrace with twinkling lights, and surprised Lauren with a life-changing question.

While Lauren and Peter’s proposal was an intimate moment for two, their wedding was a family and friends affair, surrounded by their favorite people (including Peter’s 19 siblings!). For their November 12, 2016, nuptials, an in-church ceremony was imperative. “Our vision was holy” says Lauren, “we wanted the setting to be an intimate chapel with the glow of stained glass.”

The two opted for a transitional garden party concept, pulled together with abundant blossoms and a color scheme of apricot, navy, and whispers of gold. Traditional touches, like a spread of delicious eats and drinks along banquette tables, were contrasted with a modern garden sculpture and geometric centerpieces.

From the great conversations to humbling toasts, Lauren and Peter consciously made sure that the wedding not flash before their eyes. They cherished special moments with each guest throughout the night. The unforgettable evening concluded with a private dance together in the secluded garden, below the stars.


Ceremony Venue: University Park United Methodist
Photographer: Melody Joy Co.
Stationery: Imprint & Impress (Bride’s graphic design company)
Bridal Gown Designer: Olia Zavozina
Bridal Gown Retailer: Nordstrom
Hair and Makeup: Hair – Ammy Lopez, Makeup – Kayla Combs & Lindsey Armstrong
Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux
Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Adrianna Papell, Amsale, Monique Lhuillier
Bridesmaid Dresses Retailer: Bella Bridesmaids
Flowers: Betsy Baldwin, Events & Experiences
Reception Venue: The Nasher Sculpture Center
Wedding Cake: Panini Cakes
Groom’s Cake: Panini Cakes
Caterer: Wolfgang Puck Catering
Transportation: Blue Diamond Limos
DJ: Le Force Entertainment
Videographer: Northmark Films
Lighting: The Nasher Sculpture Center
Wedding Rentals: Events & Experiences
Wedding Planner: Betsy Baldwin, Events & Experiences