Gibbs and Rubin

Published 7:00 am Sunday, January 1, 2017

Photography by Lauren Bailey Photography


Layken Elizabeth Gibbs of Birmingham and Braden Lee Rubin of Hoover were united in marriage on Nov. 13, 2016 at The Barn at Shady Lane in Hoover. The outdoor ceremony was officiated by Pastor Charles Kelly from the Church of the Highlands church.

Layken is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Lynn Gibbs of Birmingham, Alabama. Braden is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lee Rubin of Hoover, Alabama.

The couple met while they were both camp counselors at a day camp in the summer of 2011. After over four years of dating, Braden proposed to Layken on a bridge where the two had carved their initials the summer they met. The couple wanted a timeless wedding, and their biggest wish was that the day felt like them and was full of personal touches.


The bride was given by her father and wore a lace Lillian West wedding gown with a cathedral veil. She carried a cascading bouquet with greenery and pastel pink flowers and blue grey silk ribbon. The two were married in front of a cross the groom built using barn wood from Layken’s grandfather’s barn.

A reception followed inside The Barn at Shady Lane with food provided by Happy Catering Company. The bride chose three satellite cakes versus a larger single cake baked by Cakes by Jan. The center cake was topped by a cake topper 3D printed by the groom. The groom’s table featured apple pies, banana pudding and peanut butter chocolate desserts. The band Just a Few Cats provided entertainment for the reception, and a photo booth complete with props was a huge hit with the guests.

The couple left through a tunnel of sparklers before pulling out in a white Jaguar. They honeymooned in Antigua and now live happily in Hoover, Alabama.

Florals and day of coordinating were provided by Elle Events by Lauren. Videography was done by Hannah Busing of Grace Made Studios. Cakes made by Cakes by Jan. Catering done by Happy Catering Company. Signage and invitation suite done by Southern Scripted.


Lauren Bailey Photography: and @laurenbaileyphoto