2015 Real MidSouth Weddings
Lauren Staten and Justin Lance were united in marriage on July 26, 2014. The bride is the daughter of William and Penny Staten of Memphis, Tennessee. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Lance of Horn Lake, Mississippi.
On May 10, 2014, Justin surprised Lauren with Mickey Mouse ears and a plane ticket to Orlando, Florida. What was supposed to be a day at the Memphis Zoo transformed into a spur-of-the-moment trip to Walt Disney World. After a fun-filled day, the two watched the fireworks show and made Space Mountain their last ride of the night.
On their way out of the park, the couple went through Cinderella’s Castle in hopes of catching one more picture to commemorate their day at Disney. When they reached the front of the castle, Justin got down on one knee and asked for Lauren’s hand in marriage.
The ceremony was held at Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, and officiated by Troy Sowden. From nervous butterflies to overwhelming joy, the bride says she’ll never forget the moment the church doors opened to reveal her groom.
The reception was held at the Tower Room at Clark Tower in Memphis, Tennessee. An elegant affair, the reception room featured flowers at every turn and drapes hung from the ceiling. Mickey and Minnie sat atop the five-tier white wedding cake as a sweet reference to the proposal.
For something old, the bride wrapped a piece of a vintage veil around her bouquet. Her beautiful white lace and tulle trumpet gown served as something new. A borrowed slip and a blue monogrammed and handmade dress tag completed the tradition.
Following a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple resides in Southaven, Mississippi.
Cake: Cakes by Carolyn * Catering: The Tower Room * Dress: David’s Bridal * Flowers: Megan Carter Design * Photography: Elizabeth Hoard Photography * Musical entertainment: DJ Epic
Lauren Elizabeth Staten & Justin Blake Lance
July 26, 2014 • Memphis, Tennessee