Wedding: Leah & Lisa

I’ve been eagerly anticipating Leah and Lisa’s wedding ever since they started reading this blog and I started reading theirs. And then we had the pleasure of sharing their engagement shoot (which remains my colleague’s favorite post on this blog) so sharing their wedding now feels very special.

From photographer Karen Leah: On Leah’s blog, 4 days before her wedding, she wrote: “We are in our final week. I cannot believe we are here. To be honest, I am stressed the eff out. I’m shaking. My stomach is in a ball of nerves and fire. I feel like I need to eat but NOTHING sounds appealing, AT ALL. Like not even my normal water intake sounds good. I usually drink up to 4 liters of water a day. But lately… I don’t want to drink anything. Except wine, perhaps. Ha!”

“I’m sure everything will work out. It has to because that’s what everyone is telling me. You know, I don’t mind that. I really don’t. But I feel like I can’t vent. I can’t have any freak out moments or stressed out moments because the person I’m stressing to will just say: it will all work out.”

“It’s kind of funny in a stressed out sort of way, when I think back two years ago. Even 4 months ago. I thought – shit! I need more projects! I’m going to run out of things to do! I WAS INSANE.”


“Yes, it will! It’s called Wedding Zen. It’s called Wedding Magick. It’s called ‘putting it out into the universe’ that our day will be fucking incredible. I believe it will be and I can’t wait.”

From my perspective, it was Wedding Magick. Every detail was made with love and looked impeccable. Everything was not only beautifully coordinated, but each bridal party detail and color seemed perfectly matched to the individual it was assigned to. The wedding was touching and so personal. At the beginning of the ceremony, Lisa and Leah’s Celebrant kindly requested that everyone turn off their phones and cameras, but not for the typical reasons, but because, “We want you to really enjoy our wedding day, feeling truly present and in the moment with us.” Even as their photographer, I felt really in the moment with them. Leah and Lisa seem to genuinely embrace everyone around them, and you could feel it throughout their wedding day.

However, they really remembered to take a moment for just the two of them. Before photos with the “honor party of awesomeness” and after the first look where they saw each other for the first time AT THE SAME TIME (love it), they took a minute to say their private vows to each other on a bridge in the corner of the park that seemed MADE for this purpose.

Event Credits

Attire: Laguna Beach, CAMusic: Venue:
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  1. Posted Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Eeee! So exciting! Thank you SO much! It wasn’t TOO much rainbow, right? 😉

    • A Bicycle Built For Two
      Posted Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

      Hahaha! Not at all! The rainbow and butterflies were perfect for that whimsical venue!

      • Posted Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

        Right? We thought so too. Tried really hard to not overdo any other decorating because it’s beautiful by itself.

  2. Tami
    Posted Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Hercules! Hercules! (me clapping WAY too ecstatically hahaha) OMG your wedding was gorgeous!! You two are sexy as ever!!! I wanna three way boobie hug you LMAO remind me when I see you next weekend lol I can’t believe my best bridal blog bitch is finally married!!! You did it!!! I’m so happy we became friends through this process! Sistas-from-anotha-mista!! Foreva my roll dawg Leah! So proud of you!! XOXOXO You rocked it!!!

    • A Bicycle Built For Two
      Posted Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

      That was the most enthusiastic comment I have ever read! Love it!

      • Tami
        Posted Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 12:45 am | Permalink

        I seriously love this bitch! Lol by bitch I mean roll dawg, pour some put for my homie type shit…I’m really the bitch in this friendship and she totally let’s me be the bitch which is why we get along fabulously!! 🙂 She is one of a kind!!

        • Tami
          Posted Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 12:47 am | Permalink

          Crap! lele I am not drunk…I see the repetitiveness and typos! Hahaha just über tired…

    • Posted Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      Laughing so hard! I can feel the love! 😀

  3. A Bicycle Built For Two
    Posted Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    The link I had up initially for photographer Karen Leah started out faulty so please click it now that it’s been repaired!

  4. Posted Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    All around awesome! I love this blog. What a gorgeous couple and photos. Congrats!

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