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

When I saw the photos from today's real wedding, my heart completely skipped a beat. They are a little bit rock n roll, a little bit vintage chic and all together gorgeous. Shot by the incredibly talented Stephanie Rae Hull at Centric Photography, every image is a complete work of art...

leah's real wedding

From the gorgeous bride...

I am Leah Phillips, a graphic production person at Allure Magazine in New York. I was married to Michael Rafalowich, a native New Yorker and accomplished musician, in my home town of Victoria, BC, Canada on January 25th, 2009.

I am a girl who never thought much about getting married, and as such, had no real thoughts about what a wedding would "look like" when I suddenly, happily, found myself engaged in March of 2008. In fact, I didn't even set a date or start planning until November of 2008 (upon the urging of my mother-in-law), at which time I found myself with a budget of $11,000 (we eventually pulled it all off for $8,500 and banked the change-- how's that for restraint in a recession!).

More is on the way!