The third year truly is the charm, especially for Lauren Conrad and William Tell. The couple, who welcomed their first child together this past July, officially marked their inaugural wedding anniversary as a family of three on September 13.
New mom Conrad commemorated the occasion on Instagram by posting a family portrait beautifully captured by her go-to photographer Elizabeth Messina. In the image, Tell cups their son Liam’s tiny head with his left hand as the lens focuses on his gold wedding band at the forefront. “Happy Anniversary my love…” the former Hills star captioned the ethereal snapshot.
On Facebook, Conrad shared an equally stunning image by Messina—this one from the couple’s wedding in Santa Ynez, California. “I can’t believe we’re already celebrating 3 years…” the former reality star expressed. In a 2015 blog post, Conrad posted a few of her favorite photos from her picture-perfect wedding, which was planned by her close friend Cassie Herschenfeld. (Just this past summer, Conrad served as a bridesmaid in Herschenfeld’s wedding.)
“My favorite moment from 2014 was no doubt the day I married my best friend,” Conrad wrote at the time. “Our wedding was a dream, and William and I were over the moon with happiness to be celebrating with our closest friends and family. We took off on our honeymoon pretty shortly after the big day, and it all felt so exciting and surreal. So, when our amazing photographer Elizabeth Messina sent over our wedding photos a few days later, William and I had fun reliving the memories.”
For the occasion, Conrad wore a custom gown designed by design duo Badgley Mischka. The piece, which the bride helped design, was comprised of Chantilly and Alençon lace. “First of all, she’s gorgeous, which helps,” James Mischka told The Knot at the 2016 The Knot Gala. “And then she’s smart and sexy and funny, and she was a joy to work with. I don’t think it could have gone any better than it did.”
Mark Badgley added at the same event, “She was the ultimate model bride to dress.”