Glamour, Sophistication & The Beatles: Lauren & Ben

The Beatles brought Lauren & Ben together, so it was fitting that they wanted their favourite band to influence their big day. Ben is from Liverpool and plays in a Beatles cover band as George Harrison and while working on reception at the Soho Grand Hotel in New York in March 2010 Lauren met the band when they played a gig there.

However the couple did not want their wedding to be too obviously Beatles themed, so instead they simply added a few subtle touches to the day. Lauren explains, “Our inspiration for the wedding was glamour and sophistication, with a whimsical, retro, playful twist. We had a live string trio play during our ceremony -with a solo of “Come What May” – the love theme from Moulin Rouge {which also tied in the glamour/whimsy/love theme of the day}. The strings {violin and viola} added a sophisticated, lovely, untraditional, more dreamy atmosphere to the ceremony {especially walking down the aisle to them!}”

“Because my husband plays George Harrison in a Beatles cover bands, and our shared love for the Beatles – we walked our wedding ceremony recessional to “All You Need is Love” {played by the string trio}, but also had our wedding party sing the “love, love, love – all you need is love” chorus, as we walked – and invited the guests to then join in the singing {to make it feel lighter, and more of an interactive, jovial experience}. Later, during the reception, my husband, and his two groomsmen {his best friends and former band members} got up on stage to serenade me, and rock out for our guests, which was one of the highlights of the night! Everyone was dying for them to keep playing!”

“We had our wedding at an old theater/duckpin bowling alley from the 1920’s, and connected to this rad retro diner, so the building just had this austere, yet quirky, cool look and vibe that completely fit mine and my husband’s personalities and tastes,” Lauren continued. “We had our names {“Lauren and Ben. Sold Out.”} and a silly message placed on the marquee, in lights, at the theater – {“La and Ben’s Super Fun Time!” thought up by my younger brother} – which definitely personalized things in a whimsical, unique way. My husband is a musician, so we thought tying together having “Sold Out” be on the marquee at the theater was a perfect touch.”

Thank you so much to Lauren & Ben and their photographer Gail for sharing these today.

Photography Credit: Gail Werner Photography
Venue: Historic Fountain Square Theater in Indianapolis, Ind
Bride’s Dress: Lightinthebox.com
Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Groom’s Outfit: Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Lightinthebox.com
Cake: Paige’s Sweet Seductions Cakes
Flowers: Avon Florist
Hair: Teddie Bickers
Band: Suretones Entertainment (and the groom’s band)
Invitations: Emily and Monique on Etsy

9 comments

  1. I’m not a Beatles fan, but this looks like it was such a fun wedding. I love the photo of the bride watching the band. Brilliant! Ivan x

  2. Jacqui

    aw ! you’d have to be pretty hard hearted for those pictures not to make you smile !

  3. I have been looking for a Beatles’ tribute band for my Oct 2012 wedding! Any chance you could tell me the name of Ben’s band or do you have any recommendations? xxx

  4. Stefanie Wick

    I know the mom, so I was very excited to see all these beautiful pics. The camera just loves Lauren.. I wish them all the happiness in the world.
    STefanie

  5. Mark Richardson

    Wedding looked amazing, gutted I couldn’t get over there to celebrate it with the 2 of you.

    Laura Power if you take a look at http://www.starnow.com/benedwards84 then you should be able to get in touch with him on there.

    if not get back in touch and I will contact him for you.

    All the best

  6. Karen

    This wedding looks absolutely wonderful and looked like it would have been such a fun event to be at. Best wishes to the happy couple!

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