Glamour, Sophistication & The Beatles: Lauren & Ben

October 3, 2011

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:
Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Groom’s Outfit: Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid’s Dresses:
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


  1. Anthony

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! We had an amazing day and my wife is currently cartwheeling around the living room!!! I hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed our day!

  2. Holly Bailey

    The bow tie is from the geekygamershop on etsy – I bought extra to turn into hair clips 😀 Thank you for your lovely comments and a massive thank you to Kat for covering our wedding! We had the most awesome day and now i get to re-live it all over again 😀

  3. Sharon

    This wedding is the most amazing wedding I have ever been to….and I’m not just saying that as the mother of the very beautiful bride!
    From start to finish there were so many “WOW” moments, echoed by not only the wedding party but by random passers by! 🙂
    So proud of Holly for her planning and vision….and so proud of Ant for backing her every moment of the way!

  4. Leonie

    Gorgeous wedding, love the bright colours. Stunning bride too – I’m dying over that dress/hair/hairpiece.

  5. Love this so much, the styling (even down to the colour scheme) is so similar to what I have planned for mine in May, you clearly have great taste! 🙂

  6. Amelia

    Home town Birmingham, i clocked that Cinema straight away!
    Looks like a beautiful Wedding, lovely details.

  7. Nath

    génial !! tout simplement génial !!!! belle, heureuse et longue vie à vous deux

  8. Sarah

    LOVE this wedding, so many fantastic elements! I particularly love the bouquet, would love to know who made it xx


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