Color Palette:
White, navy, gold, and silver

What adjectives best describe your wedding?
FUN, magical, enchanting

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
I grew up near City Park and have always loved it. I knew that if we got married in New Orleans, it would have to be there. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and the staff is amazing to work with.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
I loved my shoes!!! I also loved the lace umbrellas we bought for our second-line (from Bella Umbrellas on Magazine St.) I love our wedding bands from Symmetry, especially the diamond one that was designed with them.

What was your best wedding day memory?
Our ceremony was so special. We had one of our best friends ordained in order to marry us and we still cannot get over how wonderful it was. It was also in the garden under the tree lit up by chandeliers. It could not have been a more beautiful night!! We also loved the Mardi Gras Indian Show/second line. They got everyone moving!

(Continue reading about Mia + Jay’s wedding in the text below their images!)

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How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
We wanted our wedding to be fun and personal. It started by having the best vendors! We feel like we made a personal connection with everyone we chose and were able to have the best team behind us. The rest was easy, being surrounded by our closest friends and family.

One detail that Jay and I really love was our guestbook. We (including our families) spent a lot of time gathering photographs of us. We compiled them into a our guestbook for our friends and families to go through and sign. It is so special to us!

A final detail we loved, though didn’t get to enjoy it to the fullest, was our cereal bar! Jay did not want a grooms cake. His favorite snack is cereal, so that’s what we had instead. It was awesome!

What is your wedding song?
“Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Suede

Event Planner: Blue Gardenia Events| Wedding Venue/Catering: Pavilion of the Two Sisters | Florist: Poppy & Mint| Wedding Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries | Wedding Dress Designer: Amsale | Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Hair/Makeup: Blush and Bashful | Groom’s Apparel: Perlis Clothing | Transportation: Hotard | Stationery: Scriptura | Ceremony Music: Harlequin Chamber Music | Reception Music: Rewind | Videography: Brock Gomez Productions

Lauren and I met and I feel like we became instant friends. 🙂 It has truly been so much fun working with her for she and Ryan’s wedding! We photographed her bridals on a gorgeous sunny day at Rip Van Winkle Gardens; and were also able to grab some cute ones with she and her daughter, Charlotte!

Lauren’s dress is so STUNNING! I love the way it sparkles in the sunlight and the fact that she added the sleeves to complete her vision. It really is one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever photographed.

Lauren and Ryan tied the knot this past weekend in New Orleans in an intimate ceremony that I am already so excited to share! Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for the blog post from their special day but in the meantime, here are a few of my absolute favorites from her bridal session!

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Color Palette:
Champagne, Blush Pink & Ivory

What adjectives best describe your wedding?
Chaotic, Emotional & Amazing

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
We chose St. Martin De Tours because I love historical places and the grounds there are just GORGEOUS.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
Wedding cake – it was the cutest little thing at our reception.

What was your best wedding day memory?
My favorite wedding memory is my impromptu speech. I was so overcome with joy and happiness and wanted to let my family know how much I appreciated each of them and to thank everyone who was there to witness and share our love. After fifteen years of being together and countless inquiries from the world on our nuptials, it was like a happily ever after to a seemingly never-ending love story.

(Feel free to read more about Phuong + Duong below the images!)

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How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
The overall look of the reception – from the sign in table to the caged money box (made by yours truly) – I envisioned it all and my family helped to execute it day of.

I chose champagne – not gold – because I am moderately flashy. Blush pink because I am soft and pink and love anything cute. And ivory on account that it is a tainted shade of purest color – white. After all, we are imperfect and so was our wedding day! LOL

The groom was incorporated by way of him loving and agreeing with everything that I planned for our big day. As he should because that meant he got to take the easy road – I married a very smart man.

What is your wedding song?
This is what you came for – Calvin Harris & Rihanna

Bride’s Prep Spot: Cade Community Center | Wedding Venue: Saint Martin De Tours  | Reception Venue: Cade Community Center | Caterer: Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery | Florist: Ever After Floral| Wedding Cake: Chasing Wang | Event Rentals: CnC Linens | Wedding Dress Designer: Justin Alexander | Dress Boutique: Mae Me | Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Hair: Sara Buteaux | Bride’s Makeup: Sara Buteaux| Groom’s Apparal: Men’s Wearhouse | Getting Ready Outfits: Weddington Way | Ceremony Music: Pat Melancon | Reception Music: DJ Booty

Dress Designer: Alyne by Rita Vinieris
Dress Boutique: I Do Bridal Couture
Florals: Something Borrowed Blooms

Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair/Makeup: Hillary Connor

Was this the dress you initially thought you’d wear for your wedding?
Yes!

Tell Me About Your Dress! Why did you choose this look?
I’ve always wanted something simple and classic. This was the first dress I tried on. I fell in love and was one and done!!!

How do you feel when you put on your dress?
Like the most beautiful girl in the world (sing that song while you say it out loud) 🙂

Why did you choose this particular bridal session location?
Bill and Christel Slaughter are my bosses. From the first time I pulled through their gate and drove up the driveway through their property, I new that would be where I took my bridals. It is the perfect setting with all of the oak trees and their home.

Any advice for future brides embarking on this wedding journey?
Don’t stress or over think anything. If something goes wrong or not how you thought, let it go. My ring broke and I almost sliced my left index finger off three days before my bridals session but there was nothing I could do so why stress out about it? Most importantly, just enjoy yourself!

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Color Palette:
Neutrals (Ivory, Grey, Blush)

What adjectives best describe your wedding?
Memorable, Fun, Romantic

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
We live in Miami and our friends and family are spread across the US so it was a destination wedding for us and for most of our guests. New Orleans is Cory’s hometown and the city now carries a very special meaning for both of us. We wanted our wedding to have good music and good food–and what better place than New Orleans for that.

We picked the JW because it was central and easy for most of our guests to explore the city and we loved the balconies overlooking Canal Street. We chose to have our ceremony at Academy of Sacred Heart because we loved that it was an intimate chapel with beautiful architecture and we were able to have the priest that married Cory’s mom and stepfather officiate our wedding.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
I can’t pick just one! All of our vendors — they made the day possible and so memorable for us.

What was your best wedding day memory?
Seeing Cory’s face as I walked down the aisle. We also had a great time dancing at our reception and being surrounded by all of our closest friends and family on such a special day.

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How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
Cory and I love collecting koozies whenever we go to a new city so we designed a koozie as a wedding favor for our guests. We also really love music and sports so we worked really closely with our DJ to put together our wedding playlist and Cory also had our DJ give updates on the score of LSU game. One of our favorite details was a last minute decision to use a coffee table cookbook we have at home that Cory’s mom had bought us when we first started dating. We haven’t cooked anything from it (yet) but we used the book as our guestbook and had guest’s look through and sign a page with their favorite recipe. Now whenever we eventually decide to cook a recipe from it, we’ll have a sweet message from our guests.

What is your wedding song?
“Free” – Zac Brown Band

Bride’s Prep Spot: JW Marriott New Orleans | Event Planner: Brooke Casey | Wedding Venue: Academy of the Sacred Heart | Reception Venue: JW Marriott New Orleans| Caterer: JW Marriott New Orleans | Florist: Bella Blooms| Wedding Cake: La Louisiane Bakery | Event Rentals: Event Rentals | Wedding Dress Designer: Rosa Clara | Wedding Shoes: Marc Fisher | Bride’s Hair: Nicole Leigh | Bride’s Makeup: Melissa Vaccaro | Groom’s Apparal: John’s Tuxedos | Getting Ready Outfits: Plum Pretty Sugar | Stationery: Archer and Olive | Ceremony Music: The Fine Arts Ensemble | Cocktail Hour: T-Ray the Violinist | Reception Music: Aaron Lane | Videography: D Jones

For Matt and Ali, they knew they were meant to be almost immediately. They had both known great heartache and as a mom Ali wanted to find someone who loved her son as much as he loved her. On their first date, Matt listened and proved almost instantly to Ali that he was the type of man who was loyal and interested. He was interested in her and she was just as interested in him. Ali says Matt is the type of man who always puts her well being above his own..showing her a true love she never thought she would find. But watching him fall in love with her son has been the most beautiful thing. She says she could not imagine a better role model for her son, Gavin.

Matt knows Ali well enough to know that she does not care to be the center of attention. So, when it came time for him to propose, he asked in the middle of their living room in the home he bought for them. She was just finished getting ready for dinner when Matt called her into the room. He handed his phone to Gavin and got down on one knee. Gavin was busy trying to catch the proposal on video but forgot to press “record.” 🙂 It was such a sweet moment in their soon-to-be family home, and they spent the evening celebrating with their families!

We photographed their engagement session at Jungle Gardens on a lovely day. It was really nice having the chance to meet Ali and Matt in person…and of course, Gavin too! We took a few photos with the three of them (I was so impressed with how great Gavin was in front of the camera). We took a dip ‘n dots break and then finished with just Ali and Matt. <3 Perfection!

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Cory and Jenci met four years ago at CrossFit Lafayette. Well, that is where Jenci says she met him at least. 😉 Cory says he met her 10-11 years ago at LSU while they were in college. It was their first year of college so for whatever reason Jenci could not remember…but Cory did not forget! 🙂 So, “technically” they met at CrossFit (at least that is what Jenci says). LOL They became friends first and about one year later, they went on their first date!

This past New Years, Jenci’s parents took her sister and their boyfriends on a vacation to California. They spent the first three days in San Dieog and then took a train to Beverly Hills. There they spent the rest of the weekend. Cory was waiting for the perfect moment to propose and he found it as they were hiking up to the “Hollywood Sign.” Jenci stopped everyone and encouraged them to take a photo. She said it would be the perfect spot for a picture of the city! She handed her mom the phone and took a photo with Cory. As she walked toward her mom to grab the phone back, Cory took her hand, pulled her back, gave her the sweetest kiss and wished her a Happy New Year. Then, he proposed!!! “Of course I said YES!” she says.

We photographed their engagements on the campus of LSU. And I could not be more excited to share their engagement session! Jenci’s outfits are SO perfect! We really had such a good time during the shoot, and I am incredibly happy for these two!!! 🙂

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Six years ago, their journey began. Kennon asked Chelsie on a date and over time…they began to realize how great they were together as a couple. But to this day, they are still the best of friends! They live on a seven acre farm with horses, dogs and cats and spend lots of their time loving on their animals. They also enjoy outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, yard work, biking, hiking and horseback riding! These guys are active!! 🙂

For Kennon’s proposal to Chelsie, they were at Chelsie’s family ranch for Labor Day weekend. It is a beautiful piece of property, neighboring the Rio Grande with cliffs that look out over the stunning view. They make it a tradition to take photos at the top so as they were doing a “selfie” at sunset, Kennon got down on one knee and asked Chelsie to marry him!!

Because Chelsie and Kennon love the outdoors and farmland so much, they chose The White Magnolia as their location for engagements. It really was the perfect spot for this couple and I honestly can’t say I stopped laughing the entire session. Chelsie and Kennon are SO.much.fun. I am really looking forward to documenting their wedding day, but until then……here is a sneak peek of their engagement session.

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There are some people in the world that exude joy, grace, and poise; Elizabeth is one of those people. She’s not only beautiful on the outside, but on the inside as well…and since getting to know Elizabeth for her wedding I feel that I have gained a new friend. <3

I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth for her engagement session with her finace’ Larry (which, by the way..they are SO sweet together!), for Elizabeth’s bridals that I’m excited to share below…and just this past weekend for her wedding. I am honestly sad that their wedding day has past, but I feel so privileged to have had the pleasure of getting to know them throughout this process.

Elizabeth grew up in the small town of Franklin so she opted to have her bridals photographed there at Oaklawn Manor! Aside from the fact that mosquitos basically follow me everywhere…LOL…the photo shoot couldn’t have gone more beautifully. We even created a photo of Elizabeth to match a photo of her mom in her bridal gown at that very same location!

I am so happy to present Mrs. Escagne!!!

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Christa and Calvin worked together for five years before they became something more; Christa says that Calvin was her best friend before sparks flew!

Now that they have begun life as a couple, they call themselves the “modern day Brady Bunch” with a family of seven children combined. 🙂 They love their family, faith, traveling, hiking, eating, and the list goes on! <3

For Calvin’s proposal to Christa, they traveled to Las Vegas where Calvin planned a romantic dinner at a restaurant in the city. He made arrangements with the staff for their waitress to bring her ring with dessert. It was beautiful and just Christa’s style!

We photographed their engagement session in the French Quarter during their recent visit to New Orleans. I felt so honored that they asked me of all the talent in this area to document such a special time for them. We started their engagement session at the Ritz Carlton, grabbed a few on the street car line of Canal street and finished their engagements on Royal. We had SO. much FUN!

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Mollie and Thomas were born and raised in Louisiana, but they traveled all the way to Texas to meet. It was July 4, 2012 … and it’s quite possible they “saw fireworks” when they met. 😉 Since meeting, they have been inseparable! They bought a house and a boat and then the ring followed shortly thereafter:

On April 26th,2016 they had plans to celebrate Thomas’s birthday. Dinner reservations were set for 8:00 at Ox Lot 9 and they were heading out the door around 7:30 when Mollie decided to give Thomas his birthday present. Thomas said he had something for Mollie as well and went to grab her an absolutely beautiful collection of pink and white roses. Mollie was definitely surprised (she actually thought he was planning to bring out a ring) lol! So when she went to walk out the door she was surprised again that he said he had something else for her and handed over a gorgeous canvas with a bride and groom painted in acrylic and gold leaf words “Will You Marry Me?” He then got down on one knee and asked her to marry him!

We photographed their engagements in one of my favorite and most romantic spots in New Orleans : City Park. We walked under the oaks enjoying the lovely weather and even made our way over to the Pavilion of Two Sisters for a few photos. It was a wonderful afternoon and I am so happy to be working with Mollie and Thomas during this special time in their lives!

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Color Palette:
Champagne Gold & Blushes

What adjectives best describe your wedding?
Intimate, Romantic and Classic

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
We were married at Immaculate Conception Church, which is a Jesuit church. I think the church is so romantic, fresh, and inviting. I love the brightness of the decor, the various flags hanging as respect to our different heritages. James is extremely proud of attending Jesuit High School, so that also made the church all the more special to us.

The Board of Trade was our reception venue. We went to see the site while they were setting up for another wedding one evening and it just felt so right! We loved the entrance, the courtyard, and the room itself. It felt like it was the perfect fit for my vision of our wedding.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
My favorite wedding purchase would have to be a tie between my wedding dress, veil, and shoes. I had a very clear vision of the dress that I wanted to wear and decided that long sleeves with an interesting back were a must for me. Maybe not so surprisingly, it was a challenge to find long sleeved dresses in New Orleans. When I tried on my dress at Wedding Belles, it had everything I wanted and envisioned. After adding the veil and my shoes, I felt like a true bride!

What was your best wedding day memory?
If I had to choose one favorite wedding memory, I would have to say it would be James and I exchanging our vows. I was so nervous throughout the entire day and do not like speaking in front of people! However, when it came time for us to say our vows to one another, I had a complete wave of calm come over me. It was such a personal moment we were able to share with so many important people in our lives. That moment felt like a dream come true!

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How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
I created the signage we used throughout the wedding with the help of my amazing sister, Lauren! My grandfather passed away several years ago and he always had a handkerchief handy, like a true gentleman. After he had died, I inherited one of his handkerchiefs, so I had his initials monogrammed onto it so I could have it for the wedding to feel like he was still there. James also was able to wear his grandfather’s cuff links for the wedding, which was very special to us. We both wanted to incorporate things that have meaning to us and our family into our wedding. I enjoyed adding all the little details to our wedding because I think that is what ends up making things more personal and a complete representation of us!

We were able to incorporate our personalities into the wedding with James’ grooms cake, our guestbook globe, and my processional song (to name a few). I loved James’ grooms cake because our beloved dogs were on it! I decided to use a guestbook globe since we love to travel and plan on seeing the world together. My processional song was important to both of us, we have attended many weddings over the years and I wanted something that was different and true to us! Surprisingly, many of our friends and family were confused about the whole concept of a “first look”. We wanted to be able to enjoy our reception and visit with our guests, so I’m very happy we did not let other people’s opinions change our minds about the first look because it is another great memory we will share forever!!

What is your wedding song?
Let’s Stay Together by Al Green

Bride’s Prep Spot: Audubon Cottages | Event Planner: Brooke Casey | Wedding Venue: Immaculate Conception | Reception Venue: New Orleans Board of Trade | Caterer: Pigeon Catering | Florist: Poppy & Mint| Wedding Cake: Sweet Life Bakery | Event Rentals: Event Rentals | Wedding Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau | Dress Boutique: Wedding Belles | Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bride’s Hair: Beth Washington | Bride’s Makeup: Melissa Vaccaro | Groom’s Apparal: John’s Tuxedos | Transportation: Limousine Livery | Bride’s Getting Ready Outfit: Mae’s Sunday | Bridesmaids’ Getting Ready Outfits: Plum Pretty Sugar | Stationery: Wondrous Whimsy | Ceremony Music: Vance Woolf | Reception Music: Bobby J & Stuff Like That | Videography: Montoto Productions

Julie + Robert have been together for over six years. Although they have been excited to take this next step toward marriage for awhile, Julie was in graduate school and Robert was in law school. As a result, they decided to wait. Julie jokingly told Robert they could get married after they got their puppy, Paisley. They brought her home in March and Robert has been planning their proposal since.

Julie’s brother was in town visiting so they decided to take new family photos. They see each other once or twice a year; and it was a super special occasion for them! 🙂 Robert and Julie took their photo last as he pulled out the ring. Julie says she is so happy there was family present and that there is video of their proposal.

We photographed Julie + Robert’s proposals in City Park on a beautiful day. I am so happy this time of year: The weather is amazing!!! I am so grateful to do what I love for a living!

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Mia was absolutely radiant for her bridal session! And it has been a pleasure getting to know her in this process!

She is the type of person who makes everyone feel special and always has a smile on her face. It was truly and honor and pleasure getting to work with this sweet bride that I can now call my friend.

Her dress and overall bridal look was stunning: a simple fit and flare silk gown with shoulder details that were just gorgeous.

Mia married her best friend Jay this past weekend at this very same location. And I am absolutely thrilled to finally be able to share her bridals. Although it was so hard to choose I am sharing just a few of my favorites below!

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After an initial meeting in law school, Meghan and Pat began to pass notes. 🙂 She thought he was the funniest person she had ever met and he eventually asked her to lunch one day before class. Well…the hangout went so well they never made it to class! They talked for hours and had the perfect start to their relationship. From that day, they were basically inseparable and have been together as a couple since! They make an effort to make each other happy and just love to spend time together.

One thing they most enjoy doing when together, is traveling! They have adventured so much and it just so happens that one of their first trips together will be the destination spot for their wedding: New Orleans!

Meghan said one of the sweetest things about their relationship that I just had to share: She told me that she wanted to marry Pat not because she wants anything to be different, but because they want everything to stay just how it is now.

Pat proposed four years after that first date on Meghan’s birthday. He took she and her family out to brunch to celebrate at a restaurant overlooking the ocean on a beautiful day. After a shopping spree, they went home where Meghan found her fluffy black cat wearing a collar with an engagement ring on it! Pat asked Meghan to marry him to which she happily replied, YES!

We photographed their engagements in the French Quarter and I am happy to share a highlight of the afternoon below! <3

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Color Palette:
Blue, Grey, Deep Red, and Pink

What adjectives best describe your wedding?
Natural, Comfortable, and Perfect!

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
Baton Rouge was a good destination city for us because it was between everyone and everything; it’s also our home. We’ve filmed other weddings through our company (Brock Gomez Productions) so we knew it was an amazing venue for a smaller outside wedding. October is the best month for weddings in Louisiana and The Burden Center was available and worked with us to ensure we had the perfect wedding day!

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
Brock: Even though we haven’t seen the completely finished products yet, I know my favorite purchase will be the photos and film. As a videographer, I made sure to stop and look around all day to make sure I didn’t miss anything. The day after I felt like I could remember everything, but as the weeks have passed those memories have started to fade away. It’s great to know that we had an amazing team to make sure our memories are preserved forever.

Nat: I definitely agree with Brock on this one! I feel like everything we did was our favorite! We had the best vendors: the lighting was incredible and romantic, the flowers were everything I imagined, etc. Although I had a perfect image of what my dress was going to look like, I purchased something different. And I Know I had made the right decision the second Brock turned around during our first look!

What was your best wedding day memory?
Brock: It was waiting for the first look. I was surrounded by people the entire morning and this was the first time I was able to get some time to myself. I was looking up at the perfectly blue sky with the huge trees swaying in the wind and the emotions just hit me. After filming a couple hundred wedding with Natalie it finally our turn. When Catherine came up to me I was pretty much in tears, just so happy and excited. It was a moment I’ll never forget.

Natalie: My favorite moment was walking down the isle with my dad holding me tight. It was a moment I will never forget! Walking towards the first arch, my heart was racing so fast, my dad kept squeezing my arm to let me know he was there with me. The whole walk down the isle felt like a dream! I was so overwhelmed with emotions when I saw all of our friends and family there to celebrate with us. I have never felt so loved in my life! The smile on Brock’s face as I walked towards him is a memory I will never forget; the most incredible feeling in the world!

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Did you create any details yourself? How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
Brock: Natalie created so many things it would be impossible for to list them all! And after seeing Natalie’s vision I realized I understood exactly why she put so much effort into planning all the details. It was amazing!

For me the vows were really the most important aspect of the day, and it was MUCH harder to put my thoughts on paper than I had anticipated. As filmmakers we always love when couples write their own vows but it happens pretty rarely, and now I understand why. It’s pretty difficult to just write them, let alone say them in front of a crowd of people without totally losing it.
Also, the music for the ceremony was really important to us. We’ve got some really talent friends, Alexis Stephenson-Philips and Matt Schwartz who went above-and-beyond to make sure we had awesome music for the ceremony. They learned acoustic versions of a few of our favorite songs that really blew me away. That got the tears flowing immediately.
All of the vendors we chose were close friends of ours that we’ve worked with for years. They understood our style and made sure that the wedding felt right. We can’t thank them enough for transforming an already beautiful venue into a perfect visual representation of the two of us.

Nat: I put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into my details! (and maybe a little arguing with Brock) haha! I had a vision and I wanted to create it myself with my art! I love creating with my hands and wanted to incorporate that through all details.The invitations where designed in water color then digitized in Photoshop and printed on water color textured paper from thikit.com. I addressed all envelopes, designed the logo, made a return address stamp. All other printed materials where designed, foiled and framed by me. I even chalk painted my frames to match our wedding colors. I hand lettered the Bar Menu and Welcome mirror the with chalk and chalk paint. I designed, cut, and painted our bride/groom signs out of metal. (I work at a steel fabrication company so I felt like I should incorporate some of my steel art work into the wedding.) I also put together a sign by the photo booth table with all of our photo booth pictures we have taken over the years at weddings we have worked.

The cake table legs were given to me by my parents when we moved into our first home about 3 years ago. I painted and stained the table top and assembled it myself. It was really special to see my beautiful cake on our table right in the center of the venue! Another special detail that was hand made with love were the girls bridesmaids belts. My mom and I hand picked the ribbon and jewels to match their dresses and my grandmother sewed them together! 3 Generations of Del Pino’s creating together! <3

What is your wedding song?
“The Promise” by Sturgill Simpson
(We tossed around a few ideas for our first dance song but nothing really stuck out for us. Until I bought the Sturgill Simpson album. Within 30 seconds I realized it was a cover of an awesome 80s new wave song that I loved. Natalie came home from work and I played it for her hoping it would strike a chorch; she immediately agreed it was the perfect song. 

Wedding Venue: The Burden Center | Bridal Prep: The Stockade | Event Planner: Kendall Poole | Catering/Florals, Rentals: Fresh Cut Catering | Wedding Cake: Barbara Bagert | Tables: Event Rentals | Wedding Dress Designer & Boutique: Blue Bridal Boutique | Accessories: BHLDN Bracelet and Mother’s Ring | Bride’s Hair/Makeup: Mod Salon | Groom’s Apparel: Tuxedos to Geaux| Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids| Ceremony Music: Two Bear Moon | Reception Music: Aaron Lane | Stationery: Natalie Gomez

While studying at LSU Andrew and Katherine first met. Even to this day, they still love going back to Baton Rouge for LSU games in the Fall! Outdoors, travel, and LSU games are just a few of the things they enjoy together. <3

Katherine used to do a bit of part-time modeling for a company in Baton Rouge…so every few weeks they would ask her to pop in for a photo shoot. For one “photo shoot” Katherine was asked to arrive the following Sunday in full hair and makeup; and since they usually do the photo shoots on Sundays she thought nothing of it. She asked her boyfriend Andrew to join her, knowing that he would probably hangout with friends while they were in town.

As they pulled up to the campus, she texted the photographer to let her know they had arrived a few minutes early. And Andrew suggested that they walk around campus while they wait for the photographer; it was such a beautiful day after all.

They walked right up to Mike the Tiger statue and Andrew turned to Katherine to let her know there would be no photo shoot. He had taken her instead to the spot where they met three and half years before and asked her to marry him. He also actually DID have a photographer there…but only to capture the proposal.

We photographed their engagement session at Jungle Gardens also on a beautiful day! I had so much fun with these two … so I am sharing a few of my favorites below! Enjoy!

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Color Palette:
Navy, Gold, Tan

What adjectives best describe your wedding?
Representative, Musical, Eclectic

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
The beautiful courtyard, easy location for guests to get to, walkable to other events, wedding package was pretty all encompassing wedding package with a day of coordinator.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
My Dresses!

What was your best wedding day memory?
The second line was awesome except my backless bra was sliding off so I had to hold it up the whole time and I eventually threw it out.

Did you create any details yourself?
How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
I made all of the wedding invites by making macrame wall hangings and attached a note with the wedding information on it. I got gift bags made with “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” printed on them. We hand picked all the modern string quartet songs. I got a custom wedding band for my right finger. We had a very eclectic music variety all weekend which matched our tastes.

What is your wedding song?
“When I’m with you” – stereo express, sakso remix / “new life” – Jim James 

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Wedding Venue: Maison Dupuy | Wedding Cake: Haydel’s Bakery | Wedding Dress: Limor Rosen from Lovely Bride NYC | Shoes: Shoes of Prey | Bride’s Hair/Makeup: Verde Beauty | Groom’s Apparl: Knot Standard | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lulu’s, ASOS, Virgo’s Lounge, Reformation| Getting Ready Outfit: Luxe Apothetique (bride)/Aerie (bridesmaids) | Ceremony Music: New Orleans Classical and Jazz | Videographer: Bella Productions

Mollie + Bryan grew up in the New Orleans area. They even attended school there (separate schools)…but it wasn’t until 2014 that fate had a plan for these two.

They started out as friends until their relationship turned to more. And after a brunch at Commander’s Palace on April 2nd, Bryan asked Mollie to be his wife. He even got this on video.

Their engagement began celebrating with friends and family and they’ve since been planning their winter wedding.

We photographed their engagement session in City Park, one of my absolute favorite spots in New Orleans. I’m so excited to share a few of my favorites from their photo shoot and I’m really looking forward to their wedding day! <3

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Color Palette:
Light pink and Icvory

What adjectives best describe your wedding?
Rustic and Fun!

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
Tyler and I go to church at Sacred Heart so it’s a special space for us. We have been to events at the Madison in the past and love that it is naturally beautiful without needing much decoration.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
Our rings. I love everything about them and what they represent.

What was your best wedding day memory?
The whole wedding was incredible and was truly the best day of our lives but one of the best moments was our first dance. At that moment for me, all I noticed was Tyler, like we were all alone for a moment.

Did you create any details yourself?
How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
We incorporated a few fishing themed things at the reception because some of our first and best memories together were when we went fishing. Our cake topper and koozies both had fishing themes.

What is your wedding song?
You are the best thing- Ray Lamontagne
(Go ahead …^^^look it up to play in the background)

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Prep Spot: Louisiana Cajun Mansion| Ceremony: Sacred Heart Broussard | Reception: The Madison | Florals: Wade Vallery | Wedding Caterer: Shade Tree Cafe | Wedding Cake: Sky’s the Limit Cakes | Groom’s Cake: Daisey Cakes| Event Rentals: Linens from Single Source Supply | Wedding Dress: Lillian West from Gabrielle’s Bridal Boutique| Bride’s Hair & Makeup: The Cut House | Groom’s Apparel: Mary Ellen’s | Transportation: Party Time | Reception Music: Three37 Band