Meet Lauren

Last week we shared some fun news on Instagram, and today I am so excited to share more about Lauren, who has joined CSE as a Wedding Planner and Event Manager. Get to know Lauren with her fun answers below! (You can also read more fun facts about her here!)

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Name: Lauren West

Hometown: Gardendale

Birthday: February 6

My best friends describe me as: Nurturing (mom of the group), organized, hilarious, loving, thoughtful, trustworthy, reliable, a good listener. Always go out of my way to make everyone feel comfortable (because who likes to feel awkward?).

My favorite way to celebrate is: with cake!

You'd be surprised to learn: Although my "ya'll" sounds just as southern as the next person, I was actually born in South Dakota during a blizzard. My mom was born and raised in Denver, Colorado - so no southern heritage at all! But I like to think I am a true Southern Belle.

My favorite thing about the South is: Churches are everywhere & you can get anything fried

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What fires me up: Fresh coffee, Jesus, Target, laughter & love, lists, cleaning & organizing

Claim to fame: I'm everyone's mom

The sweetest moment in a wedding is: The groom watching his bride walk down the aisle

On a perfect day, you'd find me: On the porch drinking coffee...preferably in the mountains

My top three drop everything movies are: My Best Friend's Wedding, Sweet Home Alabama, Sleepless in Seattle

The soundtrack of my life would have to include: Shania Twain

My can't-live-without Southern item(s) would have to be: Sweet Tea, Boiled Peanuts, College Football (War Eagle!)

You can find me here!: Instagram: @laurenawest_ 

About: Despite being born during a blizzard, Lauren has lived most of her life right here in Alabama. A lover of coffee (like A LOT of coffee), chocolate and anything pink. Lauren is a sucker for great love story and there isn't a chick flick she hasn't seen or cried through. For Lauren, there is nothing better than an organized bag, checklist or the perfect pen. She will never turn down Mexican food and College Football is an absolute necessity (War Eagle!).

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Christina Sloan Events is a Wedding Planning and Design Studio, offering Full Service Planning, Design, Management, and Month Of Coordination | Serving Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama and the surrounding Southeast region | Destination Services Available Worldwide

Cortney + Adam: A Beautiful Fall Celebration {Alabama 4-H Center}

Last October Cortney and Adam treated their family and friends to a beautiful fall celebration and we are so excited to share the gorgeous images from Taylor Dane Photography with you today!

From my very first email interaction with Cortney, I knew the planning process and the wedding day was going to be full of so much joy. The way she would light up when she talked about Adam, the meaning and stories behind the special details of the day, the heart she has for marriage. I was so, so sad when our planning time together came to an end, but I am so thrilled to see her married and starting this new chapter of her life!

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Photography: Taylor Dane Photography / Coordination: Christina Sloan Events / Florals: Studio Flower / Rentals: Prophouse Birmingham / Lighting: AG Events and Lighting / Venue: Alabama 4-H Center / DJ: Platinum Entertainment / Hair and Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Holly Miller

 

Cortney + Adam: A Beautiful Fall Celebration {Alabama 4-H Center} | Wedding Planners Birmingham, AL

Christina Sloan Events is a Wedding Planning and Design Studio, offering Full Service Planning, Design, Management, and Month Of Coordination | Serving Birmingham, Hunstville, Tuscaloosa, and Montgomery, AL, and the surrounding Southeast region | Destination Services Available Worldwide

Enchanting Fall Editorial Shoot

When I met with Haley (Photos by Heart) and Lisa (Thorne and Thistle) to brainstorm this shoot, I immediately knew it was going to be one I fell in love with.

We drew inspiration from buttery tones of caramels, with pops of pretty fall oranges and pinks and knew we wanted it to be full of personal details. (The hand lettered personal vows and family crest woven throughout the details was my favorite!)

I could say so much more about this shoot, but the photos speak for themselves! 

Want to see even more? Be sure to check out the full gallery featured over on Elizabeth Anne Designs!

 

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Photography: Photos by Heart / Planning: Christina Sloan Events / Florals: Thorne and Thistle / Cake: Cakes by Kim / China and Tablewares: Tea and Old Roses / Dress and Veil: Village Bridal of Homewood / Dress Designer: Truvelle / Tux: Mr. Burch Mountain Brook / Hair and Makeup: Lynsey Richardson / Stationery Design and Calligraphy: Alex Fly Designs / Handmade Paper: Tara Spencer / Crest and Map Sketches: S. Arias Creates / Venue: Clubhouse on Highland / Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited / Linen: Party Tables / Film Lab: Photo Vision Prints / Ring: Alisha Crossley

 

Enchanting Fall Editorial Shoot {Clubhouse on Highland} | Wedding Planners Birmingham, AL

Christina Sloan Events is a Wedding Planning and Design Studio, offering Full Service Planning, Design, Management, and Month Of Coordination | Serving Birmingham, Hunstville, Tuscaloosa, and Montgomery, AL, and the surrounding Southeast region | Destination Services Available Worldwide