Real Wedding | Laura + Todd

Beautiful bride…rock star groom…gorgeous gown…stylish details…this wedding has it all! I love the personal touches Laura added to create a magical setting for her wedding and reception. Make sure to check out the incredible crystal tree centerpieces she designed. Congratulations to this lovely couple who celebrated their love in modern style!

Laura + Todd | July 9, 2010 | Springfield, Missouri

How they met

Strangely enough, I first saw Todd playing in a band on an arena jumbotron in front of thousands of people. One look was enough and I knew I had to meet him. Once we met, we became instant best friends and he wrote me long letters while touring until we were finally able to live in the same state and spent most our time falling properly in love.

The Wedding

We wanted our ceremony to be very personal and reflect who we are as individuals. Todd surprised me by performing one of my favorite songs of his that he had written for me, what girl doesn’t love that?! For the reception, I created five foot tall crystal trees that went on every table and placed white orchids among the branches. We served appetizers and for dessert had a fully stocked table of candy in glass apothecary jars for the guests to take home with them (Todd and I both have a sweet tooth). We had gorgeous linens in a ultramarine waterfall fabric on every table, which really made the white chivari chairs pop. Even the cake went along with our theme as I designed it to mimic my dress and placed the same swarovski crystals that my belt was made out of along each tier .

The moment from Laura’s wedding that she will never forget

Our vows were the most emotional moment for me, even Todd was teary eyed! There is a moment as you are reciting the words that the crowd and wedding party fade out, all the decorations disappear, and it’s just the two of you; nothing else in the world matters at the moment.

How she knew her weddding dress was “The One”

I went to three different states to find my dress! I actually saw a dress in a window about four years earlier and thought, “That’s it, that’s the one!” and the dress I ended up getting was almost exactly like it. I wanted something sleek and elegant, beautiful but simple so that I could wear a fantastic belt and add a splash of sparkle to the dress. The gorgeous white silk and the bow belt created the perfect balance of glamor and gaiety and I felt like a modern Grace Kelly.

What made her decide to sell your wedding dress?

I’ve never really known why people keep their wedding dresses preserved in boxes in the attic for decades, beautiful clothes are meant to be worn! It would be a shame to let such a fantastic dress only be worn once, and as sad as it would be to see it go, it seems much happier to know that it would be worn by another girl who would love it just as much as I did. I got the opportunity to have a unforgettable day while wearing it, and I felt so beautiful in it that I hope that it gets a chance to make another girl feel the same.

Laura’s wedding dress: Lazaro