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Real Bride Feature // Leslie + Joel

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Savannah Ward Photography
Savannah Ward Photography

Our #ljmrealbride Leslie had the romantic & classic wedding of our dreams! Located at the Westin Great Southern Columbus, the day was absolutely stunning.

La Jeune Mariee real bride wedding at the Westin Great Southern Columbus. Wedding Photography by Savannah Ward Photography.
Savannah Ward Photography

Leslie & Joel met online. Leslie had joined OKCupid as a joke, not having any idea that was how she would meet her future husband!

“Joel knew that I am a fairly private and introverted person. Therefore, he knew I did not want an extravagant proposal. I had mentioned to him I wanted it to be just the two of us. He took me to the classic dinner and a movie and had my girlfriends decorate the house while we were out. When I opened the front door our house was decorated head to toe with photos of us. 3 dozen roses, balloons, candles everywhere, champagne and the ring at the ready!”

La Jeune Mariee real bride wedding at the Westin Great Southern Columbus. Bride is wearing a Watters wedding dress and a Paris by Debra Moreland Veil. Wedding Photography by Savannah Ward Photography. Photography
Savannah Ward Photography

Leslie wore a stunning Watters ball gown with a beautiful Paris by Debra Moreland veil adorned with crystals & pearls.

“One of my girlfriends had a great experience at LJM. When I was there for her dress shopping, I was blown away by the selection at the store and the knowledge of the stylists. I also really appreciated how LJM catered to women of all sizes. One of my favorite parts about my LJM experience was as a plus size bride, I never had to worry about anything. The stylists made sure I could try on anything I wanted and my size was never an issue.”

La Jeune Mariee real bride wedding at the Westin Great Southern Columbus. Bride is holding a wedding bouquet. Wedding Photography by Savannah Ward Photography.
Savannah Ward Photography

2020 was an uncertain time for brides, but luckily Leslie & Joel were able to safely have their small, intimate summer wedding. From a non traditional guest book with new pens for every guest, to alternative entertainment [table games, caricature artist, cards at tables, etc] they thought of everything to keep their guests socially distanced & safe!

La Jeune Mariee real bride wedding at the Westin Great Southern Columbus. Wedding Photography by Savannah Ward Photography.
Savannah Ward Photography

“We had the most amazing day. I absolutely loved our ceremony, my uncle was our officiant and we wrote our own vows. The ceremony was so personal and was such a special moment to share with our family and friends. I also loved our room reveal, our planner and other vendors did a wonderful job bringing our vision to life!”

La Jeune Mariee real bride wedding at the Westin Great Southern Columbus. Wedding Photography by Savannah Ward Photography.
Savannah Ward Photography

We love seeing & sharing our brides photos! Submit your love story below for the opportunity to be featured on our blog and/or our @lajeunemariee_realbrides Instagram.

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