Leslie + Bradford | August 22, 2015 | Dripping Springs, Texas
You can tell when a couple has effortless style. And Leslie and Bradford most definitely do. Every aspect of this amazing wedding is filled with thought and significance and was clearly planned with their guests’ experience in mind. There’s so much to love about this wedding, but the fact that the groom pushed his bride to buy a second dress when she didn’t love her first has really got our hearts melting.
Our ceremony was simple, organic, and spiritual. We didn’t have our wedding party in matching clothes, but we made sure our grandmothers were our flower girls. With my husband being a wedding photographer, we have been involved in hundreds of weddings, so our main focus was that we kept the ceremony natural. We didn’t want to do anything just because it was expected. We had a friend become ordained to marry us, and we wrote our own vows and both ended up in tears. We concluded our ceremony by having all of our guests circle around us to pray/sending us good vibes/etc. and it was the most emotion filled moment of our lives thus far.
The Reception We had guests fly in from all over the country, so we definitely wanted to party with our crew for as long as possible. Our seating chart was a handwritten note to every single guest because we were so thankful for everyone to be there. We had craft cocktails flowing all night, the best DJ on the planet flew in from LA, and we served up Austin’s best BBQ. Our design team had giant balloons filled that we popped throughout the dance party to shower everyone in confetti, and they also created glow in the dark graphics on the concrete dance floor. For our guests that weren’t party animals, they played in the photobooth for hours. We are still talking about our reception months later. It was the greatest celebration for the greatest people.
Leslie’s Dress Search I actually bought a dress before this one because I was pressured into buying, and once it came in I hated it, and my sweet husband ordered me to go find my dream dress. I went to a trunk show by myself at Neiman Marcus Bridal Salon in Dallas and fell in love with the entire Zahavit Tshuba line. I knew this dress was the one because I had been dreaming of an open back/semi-non traditional dress for our summer wedding in Texas.
How She Felt in Her Zahavit Tshuba Beautiful, Sexy, Natural
Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell my dress because honestly it is too beautiful to be sitting in a closet. I know it would look amazing on someone else, and I would love to offer that at a more affordable price point.