Lauren & Mike: An Outdoor Wedding in Madison, GA

Mike must be a big proponent of second chances. When he and Lauren were set up on a blind date by mutual friends, Mike called an hour beforehand to tell Lauren that he wouldn’t be able to make it. Lauren’s friend who’d initiated the setup told her to give Mike another chance if he asked her out again, “which is really the only reason I said ‘yes’ when he did call me back one week later,” Lauren says. The Bride Lauren Colclasure, 26, program director The Groom Michael (Mike) Lefevre, 29, pastor The Date April 21 The two hit it off over lunch, and Mike really won Lauren over by surprising her with a pair of rollerblades on their next date. Mike proposed seven months later, and the couple soon began planning a wedding in Madison.