Fatima, Lafayette Wedding: Hilary + Joey

July 22, 2016

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