Lauren & Richard

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“We loved the fact that there was so much to do in Newport – and our guests certainly did take advantage of all it had to offer!”

Lauren Nagle & Richard Garner on October 7, 2016

Originally published in the 2018 issue of Newport Wedding Magazine.

As soon as Johnson and Wales Alum, Richard Garner and his Colorado-native girlfriend, Lauren Nagle got engaged in sunny California in 2015, the cross country planning began. Due to health matters within the family, this Denver-based couple’s wedding had to be held back East. Newport gave their friends traveling from Colorado the chance for a fun getaway, and allowed Rich the opportunity to share a special dance with his mother suffering from the late stages of ALS. He danced around her wheelchair to The Grand Old Duke of York, an old English nursery rhyme special to the mother and son, and just one of many moments from the wedding that the family and their guests will remember forever.

Planning From Afar

Planning a wedding from 2,000 miles away is no easy feat, but when the couple saw the photos of Belle Mer online, they knew it would be the perfect venue. Once they were able to view it in person, the stunning views won them over and the blank space provided a canvas for their vision.

Blushing Bride

Blush is in right now and the Garner wedding maximized on it. From the floor length, sequined bridesmaids dresses, to the flower accents and the bride’s sash and shoes, the look was romantic, soft and subtle. It was perfectly complemented by the other colors in their palette: navy and gold.

Keep It Cool

Rich and Lauren have a long standing tradition of collecting koozies everywhere they go. Naturally, this sparked the idea to use personalized koozies to give each guest. They were able to use them at the wedding and take them home as a keepsake.

Where Are They Now

After a romantic honeymoon to the Maldives, Mr. and Mrs. Garner returned home to Denver, Colorado where they both work at Inspirato, Rich as a membership director and Lauren as a quality assurance specialist.

Featured Vendors

Bridal Gown: Felice Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Donna Morgan


Invitations: Best Image Printing

Rehearsal Dinner: Salt Water

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Belle Mer

Flowers: Toni Chandler Florals

Transportation: Newport Limo

Photographer: Sarah Pudlo Photography

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