Real Wedding: Lauren and Patrick at The Garden Café

APRIL 23, 2016

The Garden Café, York, SC

Photographs by Crystal Stokes Photography

After her college sweetheart popped the question, Lauren Keifer knew she wanted a simple wedding that mirrored the couple’s outdoorsy spirit. The nature lover planned to buy a little white dress and hike through the mountains with her groom and a few friends where they would say their wedding vows, but it wasn’t long before Lauren was bitten by the wedding bug and realized she wanted a traditional ceremony with all their friends and family in attendance. Trading her hiking boots for Gianni Bini heels, the laid-back bride left the planning to the pros at The Garden Café. Elegant taper candles, white paper lanterns, blush floral arrangements, and hanging moss brought their love of the outdoors into their wedding day design with soft, feminine touches, an experience Lauren says she “wouldn’t trade for the whole world.”

Cake & Florals: The Garden Café

Gown: Maggie Sottero/ Debra’s Bridal Shop

Veil: David’s Bridal

Shoes: Gianni Bini/ Dillards

Bridesmaids: Von Vonni

Groom: Jos. A. Bank

Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Diamonds Direct

Hair: Katy Barbour of Sweet Southern Glam

Makeup: Lisa Her of Blue Kiss Studio

Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas

Planner: Teresa James of The Garden Café

Caterer: The Garden Café

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