Zac + Leslie | Wedding at Le San Michele

How can I even begin to express how amazingly gorgeous Leslie & Zac’s al fresco wedding was? Everything about it was beautiful. Each table setting was unique with pearls, fresh flowers, tea cups & the bride’s love of books. The reception dinner was held under tall trees, where chandeliers hung from above. It was seriously a dreamy wedding.

Le San Michele is an extremely unique venue located in Buda, Texas. When we pulled into the dirt road, I told my husband, “Are we in the South of France?” That’s how I felt! I felt like I was photographing a wedding at a French chateu. The weather was beautiful that Saturday. Perfect for their outdoor ceremony & reception!

From Leslie & Zac’s engagement session at Laguna Gloria, to Leslie’s bridals at the Texas Capitol, I have enjoyed working with Leslie & Zac these past few months. Needless to say, when their day arrived I felt like I was working with two long time friends, and that is a wonderful feeling for any photographer.

Take a look at their beautiful wedding day. I think you’ll love it as much as I do 🙂

Take a look at their wedding day slideshow HERE!


Leslie started her day getting ready at her bridesmaid’s home. Erika Loya did a wonderful job on her romantic hair & makeup.


Bridal details…


I love getting ready photos. So much excitement in the air.


Loved that her bridesmaids were there, every step of the way!


How adorable is Leslie’s niece & that tutu! She looks like her little mini!


Leslie’s first look with her dad was so special! Loved this moment!


Off to Le San Michele!


So many gorgeous details!


Zac sent Leslie a gift before their ceremony. Leslie has a great love for books. Zac chose the perfect gift with the sweetest note.


Zac & the guys! I loved that they had games for their guests, so fun!


Had to take a couple of photos of Zac & his son together. So adorable!


Ceremony time …


Leslie couldn’t stop looking at her new husband! Look at that smile!


Family formals …


Bridal party …

Zac & Leslie’s bridal party were amazing & I loved working with them 🙂

(Thank you to Bleu Rose Beauty for the beautiful bridesmaid makeup! It was a pleasure to work with you.)


One of Zac’s groomsmen is a fellow photographer himself in Austin and he recommended me to his two dear friends. That means the world to me! Thank you Scott!


Leslie’s bridesmaids were wonderful. Thank you girls for all your help that day. It was fun to work with y’all.


As much as I tried, I couldn’t narrow down Zac & Leslie’s portraits for this post. I seriously tried my best! So here we go. Here are all of my faves!


Can’t get enough of Le San Michele. Such a gorgeous venue! Look at all that color!


This one will be going in my office (aka my living room. What? Is that weird?) on a big canvas! I just love it so much!


Zac stealing kisses any time he had the chance!


The wind that afternoon was crazy, but we went with it, because that veil was too amazing to not wear for her portraits!


Her ring was custom made by Zac & Leslie. It includes diamonds from her grandmothers ring & diamonds that Zac added as well. It’s so incredibly unique & gorgeous! Well Zac also decided to surprise Leslie with a custom designed wedding band! She finally had the opportunity to see it when he put it on her at the ceremony. I mean, really? How romantic is that!?


The wind you guys … haha! I love their sense of humor though!


This beauty right here, takes my breath away. Absolutely beautiful & SO romantic.


After their bride & groom portraits, we were ready for the reception …


Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Paxton!


First dance as husband & wife …


Daddy & Daughter dance …


Love this!


Mother & Son dance …


Time to party!!


So much dancing!!!2016-05-05_01432016-05-05_01412016-05-05_0133

Cake time!


I’m pretty sure this was her 3rd slice of cake! Lol.


Leslie & her guests had me laughing during their reception & while I was editing too! Haha!


Leslie & Zac, I cannot begin to express how much fun I had getting to know the two of you. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your wedding day. It’s a day I will never forget. The love you have for one another is evident & so special.  I wish you many years of laughter, love & happiness.

Xo, Cupcake Photography


Venue: Le San Michele

Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini

Bride’s Shoes: Audrey Brooke

Bridal Makeup: Erika Loya

Bridesmaids Makeup: Bleu Rose Beauty 

Bar Service: Salt Lick

Catering: Friend of the bride

Flowers: Friend of the bride

Cake: Friend of the bride

DJ: Platinum Music Productions

Photographer + 2nd Shooter: Cupcake Photography


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