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Lauren & Seth’s autumn wedding at the Carl House | Auburn, GA photographer

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Lauren and Seth’s wedding was so many things. It was intimate and elegant. It was also gloriously soft and bright, set among the autumn colors that surrounded the Carl House, a beautifully renovated country mansion near our hometown of Athens, GA. For Eileen and me, it was also like a big, happy family reunion. We were first introduced to Lauren’s extended family way back in early 2009. One of the earliest weddings we shot was her cousin Amanda’s wedding; then later we photographed her cousin Jesica’s wedding, too. They all grew up together, and as bridesmaids in each other’s weddings, we’ve come to know these crazy girls and their wonderful families well. As they say here in the South, makes us feel like kinfolk every time we’re together. It’s hard to believe these brides already have growing families. (I mean, Amanda and Jesica have children now. Not Lauren and Seth — just to clarify.) It will be awesome to watch these kids grow up together they way these three have. We know they’ll turn out great (and probably pretty goofy as well) with the example of these couples to follow. Each of these cousins chose a beau of exceptional character. So it’s been a unique joy to celebrate each of their marriages.

As teachers, Lauren and Seth met in the school where they still work together! Eileen and I got to spend part of last evening with them, showing them these images for the first time. We’re so pumped about everything they have to look forward to together — starting with a nice little Christmas break to enjoy together while school is out. Make the most of it, you two. Keep each other warm and make some great memories. Lauren, if it’s possible for such a lovely bridesmaid, you were even lovelier as a bride. Seth, I love and admire the way you express your devotion to Lauren. I’ve seldom teared up more at a wedding than at this one — thanks to both you, Seth, and Lauren’s dad barely being able to hold it together when you first saw her in her gown. We can’t blame you a bit. This day was a perfect start to your journey. God bless you on it!

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Vendors //
Photographers … Phillip & Eileen Blume, Blume Photography
Venue … the Carl House
Coordinator … Nicole Benson at the Carl House
Videographer … Todd Urick
Florists … Linda at Everett’s Nursery (bridal party); Lindy at the Carl House (reception)
Caterer … the Carl House
Cake … Heather Kool at Cecila Villaveces Cakes
Band … Seven Sharp Nine
Officiant … Brant Callaway
Hair Stylists … Katie Terry at Petals Salon
Makeup Artist … Kerri Smith
Wedding Gown … Carrie’s Bridal Collection
Bridesmaids Dresses … Navy Bill Levkoff from I Do, I Do
Groomswear … Grey Sharkskin from Jos A Bank

View Lauren & Seth’s slideshow below. Or view and order prints!

  1. Kellie Casey says:

    Beautiful pictures capturing an even more beautiful couple! Seth and Lauren’s gorgeous wedding was captured perfectly!

  2. Lauren Ficken says:

    Lauren and Seth’s pictures are beautiful.

  3. Karen Byrd says:

    These pictures are gorgeous. You were somehow able to capture personalities and emotions–amazing!

  4. robert plourde says:

    your love and affection for each other permeates through those photos

  5. Kathryn benton says:

    Lauren and Seth’s pictures are wonderful! I vote for them!!

  6. Brittany Connelly says:

    Love these pictures!!!

  7. Zenyth says:

    Megan and Andrew are totes adorbs! I vote for them!!!

  8. april says:

    LOVE! PERFECT! GORGEOUS!

  9. April says:

    BEAUTIFUL!

  10. Gale Scarborough says:

    Beautiful wedding photos. Captured the romance and love of an unforgetable event. Lovely Lauren and handsome Seth beginning their life journey.

  11. Alex says:

    Such beautiful photos! I hope you guys have a happy marriage! Love yall!

  12. Julie Burt says:

    Lauren and Seth’s pictures are beautiful. So many different types of shots!

  13. Lee and Christina Bradford says:

    Seth and Lauren are a beautiful couple and great human beings. We wish them a lifetime of Love and Happiness.

  14. Anna says:

    Beautiful pictures for this sweet couple!

  15. Brittany Sims says:

    Beautiful pictures!!

  16. April M says:

    I LoVe y’all’s pictures. They are so sweet

  17. Marilyn Brockmann says:

    Lauren and Seths wedding was just lovely – your photos will be cherished forever !

  18. Sandy E says:

    Love the pictures at the end of your beautiful day. Congrats Lauren and Seth.

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