Lauren + Matt | Decatur, GA Wedding Photographer

This wedding was special.  From the moment I met Lauren and her twin sister (you may know them as the Asian Cajuns… check out their blog!) at the Dancing Goats coffee shop in Decatur several months ago to discuss Lauren’s wedding (which she has called an upgraded elopement… though I have never seen or heard of an elopement like this one), I knew that this event was going to be one to go down in the history books here at AHP.  Rather than rambling on about how excited I am to share photos from Lauren + Matt’s soiree, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves (with occasional narration, in captions):

Lauren and Matt married in the library of Lauren’s parents’ house.  But my stylist bride would not settle for any run-of-the-mill library… every book had to be covered in white paper with the title handwritten on the spine, and the shelves were styled in white and cream accessories, with accents in shades of teal and blue.  Can you say gorgeous? Oh yeah, and there were two dresses (=twice the fun)!

And what would this wedding be without some pretty spectacular shoes?  Lauren’s “something blue” was a pair of tie-on Diane von Furstenberg platform pumps, while Lauren’s sister debuted a pair of Manolo Blahnik slingbacks.

Check out Lauren’s cognac solitaire diamond, with gold and white gold bands– all cruelty free and recycled!  And her sweet little hairpiece.  Guess what?~ both the ring set AND the headband came from ETSY.  Love it.

Mustaches were a theme throughout the day.  My understanding is that Matt grew his out just for the wedding, and that he asked his brother to do the same.  The stache-less member of the male trio pictured above was actually a “bridesman,” and was therefore exempted from the mustache-growing requirement.  And Matt’s sister (in purple above) was also given a pass, even though she was technically a “groomsmaid.”

The ceremony was beautiful.  It was officiated by Matt’s own mother.

Since bar-b-q was for dinner, Lauren made bibs for everyone! And please check out the party hats on the busts.  Can you tell that I was in heaven?

The table was so decadent and lovely.  I cannot even imagine how many hours went into crafting the napkin rings… and what’s even more impressive is that [I believe I overheard] Matt had a hand in assembling them. He is going to make a stellar hubby!

Matt and his brother brewed a wedding beer, and Lauren used her graphic design skills to come up with an adorable label.  Lauren even insisted that Jackelyn (my assistant) and I take one home!

Did I mention that it rained like crazy on Saturday?  Which explains why the getaway car is covered in droplets of rain.  But the family dog was not afraid to get a little damp for a photo op 🙂

And, they’re off!

Oh, and party favors were homemade pop tarts!  Lauren insisted that we take one of these too, and I ate mine  the same night.  It was divine!

Happy Honeymoon you guys… and thanks so much for letting me share in your special day!

Tina Rowden - March 29, 2011 - 1:08 PM

Gawwgeous wedding + captured perfectly Aharon!

Amanda - March 29, 2011 - 1:52 PM

This is spectacular!! Eye candy for DAYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

AsianCajuns (Cath) - March 29, 2011 - 1:53 PM

Aharon, you are soooo amazing! These photos completely capture the feel of the evening. You and Jackelyn were such pros.

Becca - March 29, 2011 - 3:54 PM

Love!! You rocked it 🙂 Love all the details that your wonderfully crafty bride thought up!!

Lauren - March 29, 2011 - 5:06 PM

love this wedding! what a gorgeous celebration!! where is the cognac diamond ring from? is it karen karch?? it is so lovely!

Aharon - March 29, 2011 - 8:36 PM

Lauren, thanks for your comment! Karen Karch sounds right, but i can’t remember. However, if you go to the Asian Cajuns blog and search for key words like “cognac” or “cruelty” the engagement post should come up where [bride] Lauren provides the name and link.

Aharon - March 29, 2011 - 8:37 PM

Thanks so much, but I have to thank you and your sis for providing such a gorgeous event to photograph!!

Clare Mjolsness - March 29, 2011 - 9:38 PM

Wow! This is the most beautiful and stylish wedding I’ve ever seen. BOO (the dog) looks so cute. The photos are amazing! CONGRATS!

Asian Cajuns - March 30, 2011 - 3:01 AM

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Erica T - March 30, 2011 - 1:58 PM

These pictures are so gorgeous and really capture the love and joy in this very sweet, intimate celebration. So lovely!

Cheers dolls,

Erica @

Katie@boukates - March 30, 2011 - 4:17 PM

l.o.v.e. Great job capturing the love and details of the day 🙂

Behind the Lashes - March 30, 2011 - 4:44 PM

Gorgeous photos!

Dana - March 30, 2011 - 7:45 PM

I love these photos. That wedding looks so quaint and adorable. Also looks like they had a ton of fun! Great work.

Thought That Counts Events - March 30, 2011 - 11:23 PM

These are soooooo adorable! I love the colors and the personalities that pummel through that lens. Congratulations and may you experience many blessings within and as an accessory to this union.

Asia Cajuns Lar - April 2, 2011 - 3:38 PM

Thank you so so sooooo much Aharon and Jacqlyn for the most beautiful photos ever! I will sing your praises forever! Love you guys!!!

Mary Kay Andrews - April 5, 2011 - 5:02 PM

Such an adorable, charming, UNIQUE wedding–wish I could get married all over again and let you girls style it up. Congrats!
And the photos are amazing too.

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Kathy Carney - June 9, 2011 - 1:50 AM

Lauren, from your long long neighbors in Maryland, what a joy to see your beautiful and creative wedding photos! What a lovely and happy couple, which must make your parents and sister so happy too! Best wishes to you and your family,

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tommi hill - February 23, 2012 - 7:48 AM

Congrats Lauren and Matt! Many years of happiness to you! Great photography!

Kimberley Gray - May 3, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Absolutely stunning, what a wonderful memories!