Color Palette:
Taupe, Cameo, Blush

What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Romantic, Vintage, Intimate

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
Joey lived in Rayne and I lived in Maurice. Our Lady of Fatima was “middle ground” where we would meet for Sunday mass. I have always loved the stain glass windows there. During mass, I would picture Joey and I getting married with all the colors painting the church.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
My wedding dress. I felt like a timeless bride each and every time I put it on. It was vintage and romantic. The best part about it was I could MOVE IN IT!

What was your best wedding day memory?
Walking into the reception with our Wedding Party in tow to “Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown. It set the tone for our guest. They knew we were ready to dance!

Did you create any details yourself? How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
Joey and I decided to read our own readings at our ceremony after attending a friend’s wedding where the bride and groom did the same. We weren’t engaged yet, however we both agreed how that was so personal and we were doing it! I read Sirach 26: 1-4 13-16 which is about what is a good wife. Joey read 1 Corinthians 13 which was about what love is. Many guest had never seen a couple do this before and it was definitely a highlight of our wedding!

What is your wedding song?
At Last by Etta James
(Go ahead …^^^look it up to play in the background)

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Ceremony: Our Lady of Fatima Church | Reception/Catering: River Oaks | Florist: Cathy Villien | Wedding Cake: Danielle Hargrave | Groom’s Cake: Daisy Cakes | Wedding Dress: Casablanca from A-Nets | Wedding Shoes: BCBG | Bridal Accessories: Family Heirlooms | Bride’s Hair: Sara Buteaux | Bride’s Makeup: Sara Buteaux | Groom’s Apparel: Mary Ellen’s | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: After Six by Dessy | Getting Ready Outfits: Plum Pretty Sugar | Reception Music: Todd Ortego

Color Palette:
Ivory, Gold, Blush

What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Unique, Chic, Modern

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
Wow grand is a museum? The walls themselves are just gorgeous!
And that garden… well when you look at pictures you can easily see why!!!

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
Todd and I both agree that it would have to be the live painting at the reception with Alex Harvie! It is so unique and made everyone feel so special! Alex has the perfect personality to interact with the guests. Everyone had so much fun with him!

What was your best wedding day memory?
Holding Luke’s hand before around the corner of the museum; it made me cry knowing we were about to see each other for the first time down the aisle.

Did you create any details yourself? How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
The first dance song, the Popeyes cake, the feathers in everything, the amazing tennis shoes we both changed into towards the end of the night…these things were ALL ways that we incorporated our personalities into the day.

What is your wedding song?
So Afraid, Mena Fall
(Go ahead …^^^look it up to play in the background)

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Ceremony: Sculpture Garden, City Park | Event Planner: Meredith Bugbee/Belle Soiree | Reception: New Orleans Museum of Art | Catering: Catering D’Orleans | Florist: Bella Blooms Floral | Wedding Cake: Bittersweet Confections | Event Rentals: Yur Event | Wedding Dress: Austin Scarlett | Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridal Accessories: Haute Bridal | Bride’s Hair: Ann Hirsch | Bride’s Makeup: Katie Malone | Groom’s Apparel: Ralph Lauren | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Transportation: Alert Transportation | Ceremony Music: Harry Hardin, Mena Fall, Kinfolk | Reception Music: Mena Fall, Mojeaux

Color Palette:
Shades of Blue and Copper

What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Authentic, Rustic, Festive

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
We chose St. Patrick’s Church because it is such a beautiful Church with lots of New Orleans history and is in a great location. We loved the old warehouse feel of Tomas Bistro. The food and staff were both wonderful.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
Definitely the wedding dress:)

What was your best wedding day memory?
Walking through the streets of New Orleans during our second line as husband and wife with all of our family and friends in tow!

Did you create any details yourself? How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
From the color scheme to the New Orleans feel of the night, we planned it all. My dad and cousin helped fabricate the cake stand from an old cypress tree, my sister-in-law made the completely original cake topper, a family friend made Kevin’s beer-themed groom’s cake, and Kevin made the “mash paddles” for his groomsmen. The mash paddles are used for home brewing, which is one of Kevin’s favorite hobbies. As far as the feel of the wedding goes, we wanted it to be fun and festive with a New Orleans twist!

What is your wedding song?
Vance Joy – Mess is Mine
(Go ahead …^^^look it up to play in the background)

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