Color Palette:
Coral, Mint, and Ivory

What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Fun, Cajun, Perfect

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
I loved how unique the Equine center was, especially that the dance floor was located outside!

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
My dress:)

What was your best wedding day memory?
We really enjoyed the wedding ceremony and how personal Father Moreau made it! My favorite part of the ceremony was when we were holding the cross in our hands during our vows!!

Did you create any details yourself?
How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
We canned over 300 cans of figs for wedding favors and created all of the centerpieces!
But I think my favorite thing was the Ice Cream Station 🙂 I love ice cream!! 

What is your wedding song?
You are the love of my life..Sammy Kershaw
(Go ahead …^^^look it up to play in the background)

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Prep Spot: Bellevue Manor | Florals: Jennifer Melancon | Ceremony: St. Johns Chapel | Reception: Equine Center | Catering: Brent’s in Grand Coteau | Wedding Cake: Debbie Morgan | Groom’s Cake: Mandy Matte | Wedding Dress/Bridal Headpiece: Berta from Blanc Bridal | Wedidng Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bride’s Hair/Makeup: Sara Buteaux | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: For Her and For Him | Groom’s Apparel: Suit Up| Wedding Prep Outfits: LeRoseGifts on Etsy | Ceremony Music : Julia Clayton and Glen Faul Vocalist….Cecile Johnston Organist | Reception Music: Aaron Lane Entertainment

Dress Designer: Kenneth Winston
Dress Boutique: Lemon Drop
Veil: Bel Aire Bridal
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Accessories: Ben’s Aunt’s Earrings (the 6th bride to wear them!)
Hair Stylist: Sara Buteaux
Makeup Artist: Linzy Cormier

Was this the dress you initially thought you’d wear for your wedding?
I was open to different styles when I first started trying on dresses. I tried on anything and everything! Sonya at Lemon Drop was amazing and helped me to realize what I liked and didn’t like, and she helped me to find the perfect dress!

Tell Me About Your Dress! Why did you choose this look?
The lace is beautiful on this dress, and the delicate beading adds to the detail. It has a lovely train but is still not too heavy. Being able to dance in my dress was a must! This was my favorite dress out of the several I tried on. I knew it was the one when I put it on, especially after my mom and sisters saw it and loved it.

How do you feel when you put on your dress?
Excited! I’m so ready for my wedding day! I never want to take it off when I try it on.

Why did you choose this particular bridal session location?
It provided the comfort of a private residence. There are so many beautiful photo opportunities on his property. His landscaping is gorgeous. And the large oak trees are stunning and also a special “symbol” of our engagement.

Any advice for future brides embarking on this wedding journey?
Enjoy the journey and live in the moment! It really does fly by!

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Color Palette:
Black and White Stripes with Pop of Summer Colors

What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Colorful, Delicious, and a BLAST

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
We got married at our church. We met the associate pastor, Tim, in a new member class a while back and instantly felt a connection. He’s a great guy and we knew we wanted him to perform our ceremony. We decided to use the church instead of another venue because it’s a nice building that sits on a pretty piece of property right outside of the hustle and bustle of Baton Rouge. Also, I love the arch above the doors that you see when walking up to the front doors!

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
My dress was my favorite purchase, for sure! My dress was a custom design by my good friend, Natasha Miller, who I met in design school at LSU. The brooch that was sewn at my waist I actually purchased on a trip to New York City with Natasha about 5 years ago, not realizing that one day it would be on the wedding gown she created for me! The process of creating the dress starting from sketches, all the way to the final fitting, was so much fun!

What was your best wedding day memory?
I had the best time dancing to Phat Hat with Deane and all of our friends and family at the reception. Also, my cousin Harrison sang at our ceremony which was very special to me. I heard him sing at another cousin’s wedding many years ago and from that moment on I hoped that one day he would sing at my own.

My wedding photography was also very important to me! Not only am I obsessed with documenting memories with great pictures, but my parents lost their wedding pictures when the film was exposed to light when processing. We have one picture of them cutting their cake and that’s the only memory we have photographed from their wedding. I grew up hearing this story and always knew that I would not sacrifice when it came to wedding photography! Catherine is so amazing both in her photography talent and her sweet personality! I knew when she photographed my best friend’s wedding two years ago that I wanted her to photograph my own wedding. I actually planned my wedding date around Catherine’s schedule and it was so worth it!! :)Did you create any details yourself? How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?

Did you create any details yourself?
How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
I designed our programs and koozies, if that counts. And I put together the sign-in table tribute to our parents’, grandparents’, and great-grandparents’ wedding days. We used music from some of our favorite movies for the ceremony (Disney movies, Jurassic Park, Steel Magnolias, Forrest Gump). And Jordan’s groom’s cake was modeled after their fantasy football trophy, which is a literal tree stump.

What is your wedding song?
Pistol by Dustin Kensure
(Go ahead …^^^look it up to play in the background)

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Dress Designer: Berta
Dress Boutique: Blanc Bridal Couture
Shoes: Blue by Betsey Johnson
Accessories: Bracelet from Golden Touch in Church Point
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Sara Buteaux

Tell Me About Your Dress! Why did you choose this look?
It was exactly what I was looking for! My dream dress 🙂
I wanted a WOW dress, one that no one else around here has had. I love all of the little details, but the train is my favorite!
When planning my wedding the two things that I wanted to focus on and spend the most on was my dress and my photographer! I do not regret my decision one bit.

How do you feel when you put on your dress?
I feel gorgeous! Exactly the way I wanted to feel! I still feel like me though!

Why did you choose this particular bridal session location?
My parents got married in the Chapel at Acadian Village so I figured it would be special to shoot there! I also love old Acadian style houses!

Any advice for future brides embarking on this wedding journey?
Enjoy every second because it flies by! Relax and enjoy the journey!

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Color Palette:
Periwinkle, Blush, and Ivory

What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Southern, Elegant, Fun

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
Being born and raised in Baton Rouge, I love this city and all things relating to South Louisiana. I’ve always been fascinated with Louisiana History, especially the Huey P. Long era. Growing up, I was enamored with the Old State Captiol. It was like something out of a fairytale! Not only was HPL the last governor to fulfil his term at the Old State Capitol, but it now serves as Louisiana’s Political History Museum, so it seemed perfect to get married in this historic and gorgeous place.
We had this enchanting and extravagant ceremony location, so we thought it would be cool (and convenient) to have the reception at the very modern Shaw Center right across the street. The Shaw Center for the Arts is a museum for the performing and fine arts. I loved that both of our venues would be museums, one old and one new, both beautiful and unique.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
Can I list every single one of my vendors in a 30-way tie? Seriously, these people are rock stars. We could not have asked for a more helpful and awesome group of people to make the big day perfect!
If you’re looking for a material answer, I’d have to say it was my dress and veil. I told Blush I basically wanted to look like a pretty pretty princess, and I really felt like one at our wedding. I feel like I should have a more sentimental and heartwarming answer than that, but did you see how fabulous the dress and veil were?? 😉

What was your best wedding day memory?
1. Pre-ceremony, I was so excited, but felt so calm at the same time. It was the strangest feeling, reaffirmed everything I already knew. I knew this was the man I loved and wanted to spend my life with, and I never felt nervous about that.

2. After the ceremony, we were taking photos with the entire bridal party, and the guys started singing and it made me start laughing. I couldn’t get it together after that. I didn’t cry before, during, or after the ceremony, but there were now tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. It’s not sweet or sentimental, but uncontrollable laughter is one of my favorite things.

3. When the pastor announced us as husband and wife! There’s not much to go into there; I was just so happy at that moment, because it was all finally happening!

Did you create any details yourself? How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
I designed our programs and koozies, if that counts. And I put together the sign-in table tribute to our parents’, grandparents’, and great-grandparents’ wedding days. We used music from some of our favorite movies for the ceremony (Disney movies, Jurassic Park, Steel Magnolias, Forrest Gump). And Jordan’s groom’s cake was modeled after their fantasy football trophy, which is a literal tree stump.

What is your wedding song?
To Love Somebody – Michael Buble
(Go ahead …^^^look it up to play in the background)

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Bride’s Prep Spot: Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center | Groom’s Prep Spot: Hotel Indigo | Event Planner: Weddings by Allie | Ceremony: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol | Reception: The Shaw Center | Catering: Heirloom Cuisine | Florist: Designs by Milissa | Wedding Cake: Ambrosia | Event Rentals: Doug Olinde | Wedding Dress: Allure from Blush | Getting Ready Outfits: Le Rose | Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Accessories: Tiffany & Co – Bracelet (gift from the groom); rings – Blue Nile & Lee Michaels; great-grandma’s hankerchief; Anna D’Souza garters; bridal purse of Jordan’s grandmother’s dress (made by his aunt) | Bride’s Hair: Lux Salon | Bride’s Makeup: Verde Beauty | Groom’s Apparel: Men’s Wearhouse | Transportation: Esquire Limo

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:
Blush, Gold, Navy

What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Heartfelt, Classic, Amazing

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
I am a parishioner of St. John, love Father Chester and love the gorgeous Cathedral! Le Pavillon is absolutely gorgeous and the Petroleum Club takes care of every detail. Being the youngest of three girls, I wanted everyone to be able to enjoy themselves and not worry about each little thing.

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?
It’s a toss up between the moment of being announced and walking into the reception or our first dance as husband and wife! It was so heartwarming walking into the reception and getting “that warm fuzzy feeling” of seeing our wonderful family and friends here to celebrate us! In addition to my brother in law performing our first dance song, it was so great to dance with my husband (still hasn’t hit me that I have one of those yet)!

Did you create any details yourself? How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
I believe we incorporated our personalities by all of the unique details we included: Having so many little touches of my sweet aunt, remembering our deceased loved ones with the pictures on my boutique. All of the monograms, UL groom’s cake were so special to us as well!

What is your wedding song?
Tupelo Honey- Van Morrison
(Go ahead …^^^look it up to play in the background)

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Color Palette:
Blush and Ivory

What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Joyous, Long-awaited, Graceful

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
Our wedding ceremony took place at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist. I have received all of my sacraments through the Cathedral, so it was only natural to return to a place that means so much to me.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
My favorite wedding purchase was actually a surprise to me, from my mother. We has a painter set up at our reception who skillfully managed to capture the love and happiness of our special celebration in a beautiful painting.

What was your best wedding day memory?
For Taylor, it was when I walked down the aisle at the church.
For me, it was at the end of our reception, running through the tunnel of our friends and family, bells and ribbon streamers in their hands, cheering for us as we made our exit. The amount of love and pure bliss that we felt was truly amazing.

Did you create any details yourself? How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
My bridal bouquet was made by my mother, who is the most skilled florist that I know. It was wrapped with antique lace, and included a rosary, a brooch that was once my Grandmother’s, and a sixpence for luck.
Taylor and I enjoyed the process of choosing the readings for our ceremony. We took our time and chose readings that had special meaning for us.

What is your wedding song?
Tiny Dancer by Elton John
(Go ahead …^^^look it up to play in the background)

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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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