Heres to Giving Lauren a 2nd Chance at a Wedding


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As many of you know, Lauren & Thomas were set to Tie to Knot, May 9th 2020. Due to COVID-19 the Bachelorette Weekend in Savannah, GA was Cancelled, the Bachelor Weekend was Cancelled & as we ALL know THE WEDDING WAS CANCELLED!!

Lauren has been fighting with the Venue for Months - they kept telling her they would have to just wait & see if they could still have the wedding.... Keeping Lauren anxious because she knew she had a lot of family coming into town for the event, the Wedding Party was going to stay on site at the venue before to help do extra decorating to cut down on costs, etc... so A LOT of planning, budgeting, blood, sweat & tears went into it. 

As we have gotten closer, the NC Governor has extended our "Stay at Home Order" now until May 8th (one day before the scheduled event) & could possibly be extended longer. 

The Venue keeps giving her the run-around, saying, "I'll have to ask the owner, most parties are scheduling to 2021" or "We have to wait until we get our stimulus loan from the pandemic" - Making Lauren nervous they don't even have the money to refund part or all of her deposits? 

There are only certain dates in 2021 Open right now & so a 2021 Date is not feasible either for their situation & they want to up the prices another $4,000 for next year also. 

So, Long story short, Lauren feels like she has been stolen from not only in terms of Money - but in terms of having her Dream Wedding bc if she doesn't get this Money back she can't afford to plan another wedding. She is even considering eloping or (when travel opens up) just flying somewhere to have a quick wedding then coming back & maybe having a reception?

Lauren has now had to hire an attorney to go after the venue, obviously she doesn't know how the contract is written "legally" and what would hold up with this new scenario 

I do know she has spent over $10,000 on just the venue alone, not to mention, vendors, food, stocking the bar, the dress & now attorney fees so we set the goal for $15,000 - if we can't met that goal, no worries, anything to share her that we care is GREAT - If we exceed that goal - EVEN BETTER!!

Lauren did call me crying this week when she told me about the attorney :(

We would like to raise some funds for her if you can give anything, whether she wants to plan another wedding (I know she is already emotionally drained from this one) or whether she needs to buy a new house when they get settled down. 

I know personally, I was going to spend money on my bridesmaid dress, the bachelorette weekend, staying on the property for the wedding, helping with food/drinks, etc anyways... so I am going to start contributing what I can in terms of not having those expenses now. 

We would like to be able to let Lauren & Thomas know of this gift on May 9th - The Day of their Wedding so they have something special to remember the day by.  (I know this is only 13 Days away at this point) We are not sure if we will physically be able to get together with them to celebrate the day, however.. there is ALWAYS ZOOM!! - So, also, if there is a Zoom Time that works for Everyone on May 9th - Let us know & we will be sure to have Lauren & Thomas on to let them know the GOOD NEWS!! We can make signs, have props, dress up, noisemakers, etc!!

If you can please SHARE THIS & GIVE TO HER - I know it would be greatly appreciated!!

The more we can share this - the more we can raise, please just remember if you share this on social media - Make sure Lauren & Thomas can't see the post - If you need help figuring out how to do that, let Kristen or Adrienne know & we can show you how to do that 



  • Linda Rose 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Erica Kiesler 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 3 mos
  • Jucelia Dunn 
    • $150 
    • 3 mos
  • Courtney Flynn 
    • $30 
    • 3 mos
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Fundraising team: Fesnak/Crump Bridal Team (3)

Kristen Fesnak 
Raised $955 from 9 donations
Mooresville, NC
Adrienne Ellis 
Team member
Samantha Gatley 
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