{SBB Bride of the Week} Leah

There's just something about a beautiful ballgown that gives us all the feels.

This week's featured bride wore one of our favorites for her October wedding.

Meet Leah...

 {photos by: Rebekah Albaugh Photography | Jennifer Council Photography}

{photos by: Rebekah Albaugh Photography | Jennifer Council Photography}

Leah chose a stunning Pronovias ballgown for her big day.

The illusion top and lace details are so dainty and beautiful. Just take a look for yourself....

{photos by: Rebekah Albaugh Photography | Jennifer Council Photography}

SO gorg! We love how the lace looks like it's just laying on her skin.

Hoekstra's Greenhouse and Market {Fox Lake, WI} created all of Leah's floral arrangements for her wedding.

Leah works at the Greenhouse so she really got to choose exactly what she wanted!

The results? Fabulous.

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 {photos by: Rebekah Albaugh Photography | Jennifer Council Photography}

{photos by: Rebekah Albaugh Photography | Jennifer Council Photography}

Those bridesmaid bouquets are perfect for the season!

Leah and her new husband Mike took a moment to be together before the ceremony.

Jennifer Council, with Rebekah Albaugh Photography, was on hand to capture their first look.

Leah and Mike were married at Crete Protestant Reformed Church.

Mums decorated the altar for this gorgeous fall wedding.

Leah walked down an aisle lined with smaller flower arrangements and colorful fall leaves.

{photos by: Rebekah Albaugh Photography | Jennifer Council Photography}

For the reception, Leah and Mike didn't have to go far.

They held it at the church, who also catered the event!

Fall florals decorated the tables and you'll never guess where the cake came from...

DAIRY QUEEN! Yep, Leah and her sister transformed DQ cakes {yum} into a gorgeous 3-tier wedding cake! That's a great way to stay on budget while still presenting something beautiful and delicious for your guests!

{photos by: Rebekah Albaugh Photography | Jennifer Council Photography}

All the mums and pumpkins make us miss fall so much!! Now that we have seen their special day, I'll let Leah fill you in on how they met.

"Mike and I met while I was in Wisconsin visiting my sister who had moved there a year before. She was determined to have me fall in love with a guy from Wisconsin so that we could live in the same state again, and it worked!

We got engaged in May of 2017, but that's mostly because I had already scheduled my engagement pictures for the greenhouse I work at, and I didn't want to miss the most beautiful flowers of the year! We figured we couldn't have engagement pictures unless we were actually engaged, so he took me on his fishing boat and popped the question."

When it was time to plan the wedding, Leah was all about the DIY!

"My favorite part of the planning was all the DIY stuff we did, specifically the cakes! My sister and I spent the week before the wedding at the Dairy Queen that we both used to work at. My former boss was nice enough to let us make all of our cakes there."

When the big day was over, Leah had a big takeaway from the whole process...

"Just enjoy it. You only get one day in your entire life to dress up like a princess, have all your girlfriends follow you around in matching dresses, and throw a huge party for yourself. You might as well enjoy it!"

She also has some great advice for girls who are currently planning their wedding...

"Be sentimental and make the day special for you and for your family. I was born on the same day as my mom, 29 years apart, and I got married on the same day as my mom, 29 years apart. We also used little things from my parents' wedding, like their card basket. But my favorite detail by far was the lace trim on my veil, that was actually the hem from my mom's wedding dress! So if your mom is willing to break her dress out of the box and deconstruct it for your wedding, I would totally recommend it!"

So sweet!! Thank you, Leah and Mike, for giving us a look into your wedding day!! Check out more of their pics in the gallery below!