Real Wedding | Rebekah + Matthew

It was a love story twice told at this chic and sophisticated Texas wedding. In April, Rebekah walked down the aisle, her heart racing with excitement, to say “I do” to the man of her dreams.  A few months before, she was caught off guard when she fell head over heels for her gorgeous Lela Rose gown, so perfect it brought tears to her eyes! Here’s to true love…and to beautiful brides! Enjoy!

Rebekah + Matthew | April 27, 2012 | Houston, Texas

The ceremony

Our ceremony was elegant, with a black and white color scheme,  full of white flowers. As the instrumental music played, my father and I walked down the candle lit, rose petal decorated aisle. I looked at Matthew but also looked at our guests…I wasn’t nervous at all like I thought I would be.  I was so excited!

The reception

Our reception was elegant, black and white,  full of friends and family, modern. I finally felt like I could relax and have a good time! I couldn’t wait to eat our cake! I was finally able to be with Matthew and talk to him which was very comforting to me during such a stressful time. Our reception was relaxed, full of friends and  family eating pasta and visiting with each other. I just really wanted all our guests to have a really good time. We were able to eat dinner and dessert, visit with our guests and dance!

How Rebekah found her dream wedding dress

I had no idea what style dress I wanted, and actually found the dress search to be very frustrating. Every dress I tried on fit well and was pretty but was just “ok”. I actually stumbled upon my dress by accident. I was at a boutique just looking with a friend and had actually picked out the dress I was planning to buy for my wedding the day before. I was trying on dresses just for fun when I  found my Lela Rose, and actually starting crying and the whole bit. I had no idea my emotions would take over when I had found “the one” dress I had to wear.

How Rebekah felt in her wedding dress

Amazing. beautiful. comfortable.

Why Rebekah decided to sell her wedding dress

I went back and forth for a little while, but really felt like I did not just want it stowed away in a closet. It’s much too pretty to be stowed away and even if I had saved it, I would have been upset if it had yellowed or if anything had happened to it. And…what am I going to save it for exactly?

Rebekah’s wedding dress: Lela Rose

Photography: Alyse French Photography

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hotel Derek, Houston

Event Planning: Heather at Simply Jubilee Events

Floral Design: Tres’ Bloom

Cake: Who Made the Cake