Real True Society Brides Laura Hanf-Patrick and Rachel Hanf-Patrick

When it comes to beautiful wedding gowns, what’s better than one dress? Two! Gorgeous #TrueBrides Laura and Rachel picked complementary Stella York gowns with the help of their sisters. Being surrounded by family and friends was the perfect way to celebrate the love between these two! We loved hearing from Laura about her and Rachel’s special day. Scroll on to learn more about their love story.

true stella york brides - Style 6669 and Style 6767 by stella york

Tell us about your proposal…

Rachel proposed to me at Loose Park on our five year dating anniversary! It was magical.

stella york brides holding floral bouquet - Style 6669 and Style 6767 by stella york

Describe your wedding styles? Are your styles different from each other or similar?

We have similar styles, and we both knew that we purchased a Stella York dress, but our sisters went with us to True Society to ensure that we did not pick out the same dress! We wanted to make sure our dresses were similar in quality and complemented each other. We loved several styles by Stella York, but we fell in love with Style 6669 and Style 6767. The dresses made both of us feel like beautiful brides! SO many people complimented our gowns and how great they looked together.

stella york brides - Style 6669 and Style 6767 by stella york

What was the overall aesthetic for your big day?

Our wedding day was perfect! We chose a steel blue color and a modern-rustic theme for decor. We were able to get married outside and had beautiful weather for it.

What was your favorite personal touch?

My younger brother was our officiant and married us! It made our ceremony and wedding very personal. The day was just so intimate, and we enjoyed celebrating our love with our family and friends.

stella york brides at wedding ceremony - Style 6669 and Style 6767 by stella york

What was your most special memory from the day?

Our first look. Our first look was so special! Nobody else was around, and we both loved seeing each other’s dress for the first time and sharing that moment with each other. Rachel looked beautiful!!

stella brides hugging - Style 6669 and Style 6767 by stella york

Stella brides - Style 6669 and Style 6767 by stella york

Photography by Emily Lynn Photography

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