This is both my online business and personal journal where I share all of my photography and business projects! Allow me to introduce myself...I am Catherine Guidry, a Louisiana wedding photographer. I am passionate about documenting life but more importantly...living it! <3 My favorite things to do are bike ride with my husband and brainstorm new creative projects!  I am all about meeting new friends and can't wait to meet you!  

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If you could sum up your wedding in three words, what would they be?
Beautiful, personal, and loving

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
We chose Rip Van Winkle Gardens because the venue is just breathtaking! Getting married under the oak tree on the lake was like something out of a fairytale. 

What was your favorite wedding detail?
Elizabeth- My favorite detail was my veil. Even though it got caught on so many things, it really made me feel like a princess and looked beautiful as I walked down the aisle.

Matt- Elizabeth’s dress! All I could say was “wow”. Her dress was gorgeous down to the last detail. I had no idea what to expect and her dress exceeded my expectations. 

What is your favorite wedding memory from the day?
It would have to be the first look. It had rained all morning, so we both were nervous that the first look wouldn’t go as planned. But the rain let up just in time and we got to have such a special and intimate moment. Matt was speechless and immediately cried, and my stomach was filled with butterflies with the way that he looked at me and smiled. It was a moment that I will never forget!

How did you incorporate your personalities into your wedding celebration?
During the ceremony, there was a reading that we had found that described our love story perfectly. There was not a dry eye in sight. Then we recessed up the aisle to a Beyonce song because she is the queen! There were many details sprinkled throughout the ceremony and reception. Also, I love pictures so we had to get a photo booth (SnapStar Photo Booth) and Jill was awesome! She created a backdrop and a template that went exactly with the theme of the wedding.

What is your wedding song?
When You Got a Good Thing by Lady Antebellum

Ceremony + Reception Location: Rip Van Winkle Gardens | Event Rentals: Party Central | Florist: Root Floral Design | Wedding Cake + Groom’s Cake: Gambino’s | Wedding Dress Boutique: Town + Country | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Wedding Shoes Designer: Kate Spade | Bride’s Hair: Dallas Centanni | Makeup: Maci Baudoin | Groom’s and Groomsmen Apparel: Jos A Bank | Reception Music: Aaron Lane Entertainment | Videographer: Film Thread Photography 

Rip Van Winkle Gardens Wedding: Elizabeth + Matt

November 21, 2018