Real Wedding | Jessica + Adam

Imagine meeting your favorite wedding dress designer in person…and then having him create an amazing custom gown, specifically for you! That was the dream come true for Jessica, today’s Real Wedding bride.  Letting go of her fears, Jessica had to put her trust in the Lazaro design team, as she committed to a dress she had only seen on paper. But, oh, was it worth it! Her one-of-a-kind dress stole the show at this elegant Atlanta wedding, making her the belle of the ball, and creating a lifetime of memories that she and Adam will never forget!

Jessica + Adam | November 19, 2011 | Atlanta, Georgia

The ceremony

We were married in a traditional ceremony with a trumpet cadence and organ music…Seven bridesmaids (Gun metal gray floor length dresses) and seven groomsmen (traditional black tie attire)… Eight flower girls ranging in age from three to eight (champagne dresses with silver sashes)…one ring bearer… our entire bridal party carried all white roses.

The reception

The reception was a black tie event immediately following our wedding 7:00 pm. We had cocktails upon arrival then a seated dinner with the first course served, there were entree and dessert stations, dancing to a live band and a DJ with Mexican Mariachis and sparklers for the exit.

 How Jessica found her dream wedding dress

I ended up buying the style I first had in mind. I actually got to meet Lazaro (my favorite designer), and because I had such a hard time deciding which of his dresses I liked best, he offered to design a dress specifically for me me!!!

This was scary and exciting at the same time. I was about to buy a dress that I had never seen (except in the sketch Lazaro drew for me) and that I had never even tried on! I had to trust that Lazaro was going to make the dress of my dreams… and he did!

The way Jessica felt in her wedding dress

Beautiful…elegant…like a princess

Why she decided to sell her wedding dress

I actually considered passing it on to my daughter one day, but by then she will probably have something else amazing and beautiful in mind for her big day. I want her to feel like a princess that day, like I did. But I also want someone to be able to enjoy my one-of-a-kind  wedding gown so beautifully designed by Lazaro now…so I am passing it on to the next princess.

Jessica’s wedding dress: Lazaro / Photography: Jamie @ The Pros