Lauren + Jimmy: A BGP Blockbuster Film

Well guys, 2015 is just about wrapped up. It's been quite a year for us here at BGP. We've had the chance to travel around a good bit working with some amazing couples. Lots of exciting, funny, passionate and beautiful moments were captured, and we're excited about the upcoming year and all that it holds. But before we jump into 2016 we wanted to write a little about one of our favorite films from the past year.

Weddings feature a lot of symbols. Some of them are fairly obvious; everyone knows the importance of the wedding rings or the lighting of the unity candle. There are the religious symbols and rituals that deepen the meaning of the ceremony. But oftentimes there are other symbols of a more personal nature, things that have a very special meaning to the bride, the groom or their families. Lauren and Jimmy's story is built upon one of these personal symbols. Their film is not only about a wedding day, but a car that has tied together several generations and united multiple families over the decades.

During our first meeting we discussed the plan for the wedding day. As we talked about their vision for the day Jimmy mentioned he was working on restoring his grandfather's 1931 Ford Model A for the wedding. The car had a long history with his family; it had been used in his mother's wedding as well as all of his aunts' weddings to transport the brides to the church on their wedding day. Over the years the car had been neglected and hadn't run in several years. Jimmy wanted to continue the family wedding day tradition so a ground-up restoration of the car began. We immediately knew this car was something special, something that would speak volumes about them, their families, their history and their future.

We stayed in touch with Lauren and Jimmy throughout the planning process, and as the wedding approached we payed them a visit to check on the progress of the restoration. Things had not gone as smoothly as possible with the restoration work. The deadline was fast approaching but everyone was in good spirits. It was great to see Jimmy and his father working together while Jimmy's grandma gave some encouragement (and a few good-natured pokes at the slow progress). Seeing multiple generations hanging out in a garage together was a unique reminder of the importance of family. It also served as a great introduction to Jimmy and Lauren's story:

We hope all of you have an amazing 2016 filled with love and adventure. We'll catch up with you guys in January with more stories of love, family and tradition!

Lauren + Jimmy:
Ceremony: St. Charles Borromeo
Reception: Edward A. Dufresne Community Center
Photography: Studio Tran
Catering: Messina's Catering & Events
Florist: Blumen Lendle
Band: Troy Marks & No Idea