A Romantic, Rustic Vineyard Wedding at the Villa Marie Winery in Maryville, Illinois
Lauren (26 and a pediatric nurse) and Craig (25 and working in the family business) held a romantic, God-centered wedding in the vineyard at Villa Marie Winery in Maryville, Illinois--and they planned it in only four and a half months! But quick and confident decision-making is something that certainly comes naturally to this couple; they where engaged within ten months of dating after Craig's sister, Jessica, helped to set them up. While on a family vacation in Sea Side, Florida, Craig proposed to Lauren on the beach just as the sun was setting behind the ocean (enlisting the help of his father and brother-in-law to record the picturesque event). With their rustic, wine-themed wedding, Lauren and Craig wanted a comfortable environment for their guests, incorporating "natural elements of wood and burlap," oversized lawn games, and copious assortments of wine, along with a beautiful message from their pastor to tie their love together.