Leslie & Eric

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April 14, 2012

Eric and I met freshman year of college through mutual friends. We remained casual friends throughout our first three years while I attended UK and he UofL. It wasn't until I transferred home for my senior year that we crossed paths and were basically together ever since. I knew within a couple weeks of dating that he was marriage material, although I think it took him a little longer to figure it out!

On our one year anniversary Eric was drafted into the NFL by the Buffalo Bills. During his first season he suffered a devastating injury, a broken tibia/fibula. Our relationship was really put to the test when I dropped my life in Louisville to go to Buffalo to nurse him back to health. This is when I think he started to understand that this was "it". We got engaged 8 months later!

From the moment of our engagement we knew we wanted our wedding to be a huge party. With the help of my mom and my amazing wedding planner, we made that dream come true. I tried to choose simple, elegant details that I could look back on in twenty years and still love. The Crystal Ballroom of The Brown Hotel provided the most beautiful backdrop for our reception. With half of the bridesmaids being former UK dancers and UofL Ladybirds, it wasn't long until the dance party erupted and the band became the hit of the night!

My favorite moment of the day had to be seeing my groom before the ceremony. We both agree that whatever nerves we had before that simply vanished. Having those few moments alone allowed us to forget about everything else and just get really excited!

At the risk of sounding cliche, this really was the best day of our lives. Being surrounded by our closest friends and family on that special day truly is indescribable. It was definitely a night that we and our guests will never forget!

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Leslie and Eric’s Wedding Team Photographer: David Blair Photography Wedding Planner: Shafox Weddings & Events Band: The Louisville Crashers Bride’s Dress: The Couture Closet Bridesmaid's Dresses: Amsale, Bella Bridesmaid Cake: Mert's Cakes  Ceremony: Saint Paul United Methodist Church DJ: Triangle Talent Florist: Wayne Esterle, In Bloom Again  Hair: Joseph's Salon & Spa  Reception: The Brown Hotel Videographer: Kay Rountree Videography