Lauren and Peter both grew up on Mobile Bay. Despite their similar backgrounds, their paths did not cross until April 2011, when a mutual friend introduced her to Peter on her birthday. She says, “He was the best birthday present ever!”
Peter proposed at a family friend’s private home on the Bay. They said “I do” at the historic Sacred Heart Chapel in Point Clear on Oct. 26, 2013. The Rev. Stephen Vrazel officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilkins Lambuth V, of Daphne. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Paul Clifton Palmer, the late Mr. Palmer, Mrs. Robert Wilkins Lambuth IV and the late Mr. Lambuth. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Laine Dempsey, of Mobile, and the grandson of Mrs. Castex Paul Conner Sr., the late Mr. Conner, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dale Dempsey.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace gown with a chapel-length train and a Swarovski crystal belt. The cathedral-length veil was hand-embroidered with Lauren’s initials. Her wedding ring was designed by Bill Wismar at Metal Benders to match the family’s heirloom engagement ring from 1938. Lauren presented Peter with the matching band that was originally used in the marriage of her great-great-great aunt and uncle.
The bride was attended by her matron of honor, Megan Robinson Patterson, and bridesmaids Margret Kristin Keelin Brown, Megan Diane Fields, Sydney Aaryn Halpern, Sara Keeney Hopper and Sable Ann Sims. Matthew Steven Parrish served as best man. Groomsmen were John Conner Dempsey, Philip Laine Dempsey, Daniel Edward Reimer Jr. and James Matthew Wood IV.
Following a nuptial mass, guests enjoyed a reception at Fairhope Yacht Club, which was romantically decorated with soft, white draping and lighting by Southern Sounds. Magnolia, baby’s breath, Baldwin County cotton, white pumpkins and glittering lanterns adorned the fireplace. Bushwhackers were passed in lieu of a groom’s cake, and guests danced to the sounds of the band PEEK until time to see Lauren and Peter off in a shower of rose petals. After a honeymoon in Hermitage Bay, Antigua, the couple resides in Mobile.
The evening was beautifully captured by Aimee Reynolds Photography and Timeless Bride Video. The couple extends their thanks to Pat Herndon Event Planning, Southern Veranda, Jason Chambers of HeadDress Hair and Makeup, Couture Cakes and other vendors mentioned for creating such a memorable event.