Real Wedding: Leah and Michael, V
March 5, 2009
North America

Okay, we've shown a ton of pics of the bride and groom because, well, they were just that gorgeous. But, now we are moving on to the ceremony. The ridiculously lovely ceremony...

leah's real wedding

photographs by Stephanie Rae Hull of Centric Photography

From Leah...

We were married in St. Ann's academy chapel, a chapel in what used to be a Catholic school, built in 1871 and the first of it's kind in the city. It was closed in 1973, and during my teen years in the 90s, I used to sneak into the condemned building and explore with my friends! When it reopened, it was simply beautiful, and I spent much time reading on the grass in the apple orchard and admiring the stateliness and grandeur of the building. It was perfect for the wedding, with all it's wintry pastels, and fascinating nooks of history to explore, including the incredible auditorium where we did many of the wedding party shots.

My mom did all the flowers--- tons of baby's breath to look like snow, and I can thank you again for my bouquet inspiration: Martha Stewart's top ten Queen Ann's lace mixed with viburnum (thanks to Martha too for the soup can table flowers and the red velvet cake). What a beautiful green bouquet that perfectly complimented the peacock boutonnieres we found on etsy. (I guess you could say our palette turned out to be a rainbow of vintage feeling pastels, mixed with an "ode to peacock"!!)

So much more to come!