Bride Name: Lauren Elliott
Groom Name: Buddy Mickle
Wedding Location: Moorpark, CA
Wedding Date: September 19, 2019
Current City where you live: North Hills
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
How did you meet: At our current place of employment
How long did you date: 8 yrs
How did he propose?
He took me to Catch LA restaurant to celebrate our anniversary and his birthday. We have a special connection with numbers and the phrase, “hit me” when we see those numbers. The waiter brought out a cake, The “hit me” cake, with will you marry me was written on the plate, with the number 11:11. I sat there in shock as tears rolled down my face. Finally, he had to ask, “well will you?” because I had him down on one knee for so long, as I was trying to figure out what just happened! The onlookers cheered! The waiter recorded the video and til this day, we have yet to receive it, but the memory lives on forever.
When did you know he was the one?
The respect this man has for me is completely unmatched. I knew he was the one all along, but I didn’t want him to be at the time because I wanted my career more. When I finally stopped trying to dodge love, it rained down even more. He made me realize I can have both. That support from a partner is fuel! I just never had a man cater and nurture me like he does.Cancers rule!
What’s the sweetest thing he’s ever done?
There’s not one thing to pin point as he’s always outdoing himself and not even on purpose! He’s really good at surprises. He got me first with my proposal, then brought in my closest friends for a surprise engagement party right after…like stop!
What are you looking forward to at your wedding?
I am looking forward to seeing my vision come together as a whole. We have dancers who will act as live statues throughout the night, cant wait to see the guests reactions! I just want to dance and drink the night away with some of my favorite people! Honestly though….Sept 20th the day after!
Who’s planning your wedding?
I have been planning the main event for the last two years and honestly wish I had two more. My great friend and mentor Malika Blessing, has stepped in as my wedding coordinator for these last few months leading up until the big day!