Real Wedding || Leah & John, Artspace 111

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“All You Need is LOVE.” is a song you’ll hear being played throughout Leah and John’s house and a song that helped shape their wedding day.

I met Leah 10 years ago when we danced together at North Texas and we’ve been best friends ever since.  When she asked me to be her bridal, fashion, and event stylist, I immediately accepted with a high pitched, “Obviously!!”  Soon after, she flew out to NY for a bridal filled marathon of appointments, shopping, and champagne!  We had fun trying on dresses all over the city, but I knew the one for her was at Nicole Miller.   Leah had a few prerequisites for her gown- definitely NOT strapless, no ballgowns, no train, and comfortable – Ever Swoon mission accepted.   Leah’s features are like those of a classic Hollywood movie star, and I needed a dress that would complement her glamorous look and also meet her dress requests.  I had in mind an off the shoulder, crinkle, signature Nicole Miller metal gown paired with dark and sultry eyeshadow and makeup, simple diamond accessories, and a sleek classic low bun.  She loved it, I swooned, and let’s just say there wasn’t one dry eye at the ceremony!

There are lots more styling details to share besides the dress, but I’ll let you get to swooning over these pictures first and share some details throughout.

ever swoon wedding styling - leah and john

Leah and John are full of life and spirit, so a colorful wedding palette was the perfect complement to their love story.

black and white wedding invitations

White calligraphy on the black envelopes give it a modern spin.

Hollywood Glamorous Bride - Nicole Miller





These men are confident in their colorful socks.



wedding-styling-colorful bridesmaids shoes

A color was assigned to each bridesmaids who chose their own shoe to match.  Vivi Gray Design designed bouquets to match the color for each bridesmaid.


Swooning in the rain.

Keep swooning after the jump..


The rain dampered the plans for the outdoor wedding in the garden of the venue.  Fortunately, the art space made for an intimate ceremony setting.



Colorful wedding-party

The bridesmaids wore Dessy Twist wrap dresses.  I was on hand wrapping away, making sure each girl had their own style.


The bride and groom can really rock out, as music is a huge part of their life.  We decided to use quotes from various “love” inspired songs in place of table numbers.   The guests really enjoyed reading the different quotes on each table.

music quotes wedding

It came as no surprise, to anyone,  that my table’s song was Michael Jackson’s, “The way you make me feel.” :)

josh-weathers-bandThe Josh Weathers band kept the guests rocking out all night long.


Leah’s red Kate Spade sling backs.  see similar one HERE


The bride gave each bridesmaid and flower girl a pair of sparkling silver glitter Toms!


Vera Wang Champagne Flutes

Now that is a party.


Leah and John Schoenfeld

March 10th 2012 – Artspace 111, Fort Worth, Texas

Get to know Leah & John

Well.. hum…  We’re pretty laid back and have 2 cats.

We meet at North Texas in 2001. We were just acquaintances for about 3 yrs until we had a class together. The first day of that class, he stood up in the middle of lecture and walked in front of the professor and came and sat down next to me.

The proposal
I came home from work and opened the front door and there were flowers everywhere and he was standing there with the ring in his hand.

The wedding
I wanted it to be fun, inexpensive, and not what everyone else does.  It was supposed to be an outside garden wedding but it rained all weekend, and some of my favorite pictures are the ones with the umbrella.


Vendors: Photography by Shaun Menary, Bridal Stylist, Fashion Stylist, Event Stylist by ever swoon, Wedding Gown by Nicole Miller, Bridesmaids Dresses by Dessy,  Floral Design by Vivi Gray Design, Day-of Coordination by Vera Green Productions, Cake by The Cake Guys, Caterer by Lili’s Bistro, Reception entertainment by Josh Weathers Band, Ceremony string quartet by Versa Strings, Calligraphy by Angela Neik, Invites and paper items by The Paper Planet, Jewelry by Kubes

21 Responses to “Real Wedding || Leah & John, Artspace 111”

  1. Aubrey

    She is an absolutely stunning bride…classic hollywood star is a *perfect* description…and how much fun are they??? LOVE all the bold color pops…and those kate spade beauties (c;

  2. classiq

    Now that’s what I call styling: the bridesmaids in LBDs and colourful shoes! The white writing on black envelopes is so elegant!

  3. Lyddiegal

    Ohh what an awesome wedding!
    I love the bridesmaids vibrant foot wear and the love quotes at the tables.
    and the dress is indeed a total swoon!

  4. Leah

    I love my wedding so much and wouldn’t have been able to do it without Tamra, the owner of Ever Swoon. She was the rock throughout all of the wedding planning. She relieved my stress, complimented my style, and brought new ideas I would never have thought of on my own. She is the best friend any bride could have.


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