Photographed by Melissa Kincaid Photography

Lauren Brown & Justin Hill

Princeton natives Lauren and Justin met in high school after starting their first job at a local restaurant. Years later, Justin surprised Lauren with a trip to Myrtle Beach. The couple was walking at the beach, and at sunset, Justin got down on one knee and proposed with his grandmother’s ring. The ceremony was held at Daniel Vineyards in Crab Orchard. The bride wore a Hayley Paige ivory lace and tulle ball gown with a low open back, crisscross strap details, and a cascading tulle skirt. The bridesmaids wore full-length pastel floral dresses, and the groom and groomsmen donned charcoal gray tuxes with white dress shirts. The bride’s grandfather, who was dressed in his military uniform, tossed flowers down the aisle prior to her entrance. The couple exchanged vows in front of an archway entwined with greenery. The bride carried a mixed floral bouquet comprised of pink and white roses. During the ceremony, following the Native American legend, the couple released a butterfly in hopes that their wishes come true. The couple honeymooned at Riviera Maya in Mexico. They currently reside in Bluefield where Lauren is a nurse, and Justin works with first aid sales.

Bride’s gown
Mia Bella Couture, online
Bridesmaids’ Dresses
Pretty Plum Sugar, online
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire
Bowties and Butterflies, Bluefield
Webbs of Beckley Florist, Beckley
A Taste of Memphis, Princeton
Susie’s Sweet Cakes, Flat Top
John Corbett, Carla Bragg,
Kaitlyn Bragg, Princeton
Keith Bailey, Princeton

Mike Eden DJ, Princeton
Daniel Vineyards, Crab Orchard