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.

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Bridal details…

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

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

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

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

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Off to Le San Michele!

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So many gorgeous details!

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

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

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

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Ceremony time …

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

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Family formals …

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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.)

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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!

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

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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!

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

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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!

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Zac stealing kisses any time he had the chance!

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

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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!?

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

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

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

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Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Paxton!

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First dance as husband & wife …

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Daddy & Daughter dance …

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Love this!

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Mother & Son dance …

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Time to party!!

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

Cake time!

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

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

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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

Vendors:

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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