Louella Reese Wedding: Getting Ready

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I am beyond thrilled to start sharing our wedding with you all! I have truly been itching to share photos and special memories for weeks now. Today I’ll be sharing our getting ready moments and the venue where we became one. Style Me Pretty will be featuring our full wedding today on their front page, so be sure to head over there to see it all and grab some sneak peeks before the wedding goes live here. I have to tell you that being featured on Style Me Pretty was an absolute dream of mine! I have been in love with their site since the second I landed on it a couple years back. They are where we went for inspiration almost daily. So being on their site is kind of a pinch me moment! I cannot wait for you all to see the feature + all of the details from our “I dos”.

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Getting ready for your wedding is one of the most surreal moments. The gals and I started bright and early with Sweet Magnolia Beauties. They arrived at the lake home my family rented for the weekend at 7am. Each bridesmaid had their hair and make up done while watching the sunrise across Lake Norman. It was pretty magical. Especially because I knew my husband to be was also looking out to the same lake, just a couple miles away at his families home.

I gifted the gals pajamas to get ready in from Piyama. I found the company on instagram in April and immediately knew they’d be a part of our wedding. Lucky for me, they came out with the perfect floral print just a week before I went to order. I loved the way this floral pattern complimented our color scheme {more on that later}. Once we were all dolled up, it was time to make our way to The Arbors.

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The husband to be and his guys had been at The Arbors for the afternoon. There is an adorable little cabin on property that sits over a large pond. As if Joshua didn’t love the property enough, he could now spend the afternoon fishing with his guys.

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After all of their afternoon shenanigans, it was time for the guys to get dressed. Ladies, do you not just immediately swoon when you see your guy in a suit? I have had to contain myself and not add every photo of Joshua getting ready. I truly could not be more obsessed with every single one of them. The guys wore simple gray suits to coordinate with the ladies dresses. The groomsmen wore a classic white shirt while Joshua donned a plaid one. Groomsmen, Joshua, and our ring bearer all wore custom made ties/bow-ties from The Knotty. We had so much fun designing these and they complimented each other wonderfully!

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While they were all getting dressed, we were doing the same! My bridesmaids wore coordinating ASOS dresses. Finding bridesmaid dresses was no easy task! I knew I wanted a floral pattern. One that made an impact but was not overpowering. Who knew that was basically nonexistent for the fall season? Everything was too bright, too loud, or not the right style. After weeks of sending photos back and forth I happened upon the midi version and it was a done deal! When we found the full length version I’m pretty sure we all squealed with delight. The dresses couldn’t have fit my vision better {one that I had, had for years!}.

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Once we were dressed it was time to have a little moment with each of my parents….more to come on that tomorrow!

Photography: Faith Teasley

The Venue: The Arbors

Hair & Make Up: Sweet Magnolia Beauties

Pajama Sets: Piyama

Dress: Modern Trousseau

Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS

 Suit: Belk // Shirt: Joseph A. Banks // Ties & Bow-ties: The Knotty

xo Laura Leigh
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10 thoughts on “Louella Reese Wedding: Getting Ready

  1. Ruthie

    Another amazing post!! I love what the guys wore! Such amazing colors and your dress was to die for! Love the lace detail! Beautiful beautiful! Amazing photographer!

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