Real Wedding | Leah + Gene

This gorgeous California wedding has me dreaming of Spring! With chic modern decor, and a delightful green and white color scheme, this celebration just feels fresh and fun. I love the flirty green bridesmaids dresses and the elegant table settings at the reception. Don’t miss Leah’s story about finding her dream wedding gown. She offers some great advice!

Leah + Gene  | July 16, 2011 | Pasadena, California

The wedding

Our ceremony and reception were held at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Our ceremony and reception decor was green & white, clean and simple, elegant, modern.

How Leah found her dream dress

I started my dress search as soon as I got engaged by looking through bridal magazines. From the magazines, I noticed I leaned towards A-line silhouettes. When I finally tried on dresses, I was open to all silhouettes but ended up with an A-line just like I had envisioned. I visited two bridal shops before finally purchasing my dress at Kleinfeld Bridal Salon.  Here is my advice to brides: be open minded because in the end, the dress chooses you. The dress I ended up with I did not like at all on the hanger. On the other hand, the dress that I loved on the hanger looked terrible on me.

The way Leah felt in her wedding dress

Beautiful, radiant, and whimsical. I felt like I was floating in my dress!

Why she decided to sell her wedding dress

My husband and I are moving to a new house and we are trying to de-clutter. Though I really love my dress, I’d rather have someone else make good use of it instead of collecting dust in the garage. Though it was sad for me to list the dress for sale, I’ll always have my pictures to reminisce.

Leah’s wedding dress: Lazaro, LZ 3962 / Photography: Steven Lam Photography