Published Work Weddings

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A beautiful Natchez wedding at Brandon Hall: Rachel and Hunter part 1

Rachel and Hunter were married in a beautiful Natchez wedding at Brandon Hall.   As a matter of fact, Rachel actually runs the place!   She was able to step back as coordinator and enjoy her special day along with Hunter.   I can’t say enough great things about Rachel-  she truly is amazing.   All of her clients love her.  All of us vendors love working with her.   She’s super talented, exceptionally organized, and she genuinely brings happiness to everyone she meets!

 

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A beautiful Natchez wedding at Brandon Hall:  Rachel and Hunter part 1
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Paige and Grahams wedding at Destrehan Plantation

Team Paige and Graham:

Venue:  Destrehan Plantation

Hair and Makeup:  Traci Woodard

Dress:  Town and Country

Flowers:  Iris

 

Band:  The Essentials

 

Cake:  Gambino’s Bakery

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Paige and Grahams wedding at Destrehan Plantation
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Ashley and Ian’s Audubon Tea Room Wedding

 

Ashley and Ian were married in a gorgeous Audubon Tea Room Wedding.  If you’ve never experienced a wedding at the famous Audubon Zoo, then you don’t know what you are missing.   It is certainly one of the most unique venues in the South.

Just read this proposal story,  Ian deserves major props for pulling this one off!

Q. Tell us about the proposal. We want all the details! 

A. For my birthday Ian came in town (he was living in Austin at the time) and had arranged for all of my friends to come in town without me knowing. He had two of my girlfriends come in from Austin and some college friends come in from Baton Rouge and New Orleans. One of my best friends is in Dallas and wasn’t able to come at the last minute because of car trouble, among other things, and Ian even offered to rent her a car so she would be able to make it! He coordinated having my local friends and sister and her boyfriend come out too. He made 11×17 sheets of paper with photos of us throughout our relationship together and had a friend print them out and bring them to a park he had my local friends scope out for him. They had reported that it had a gazebo, which seemed an ideal place for him to propose. The weather almost didn’t cooperate and I found out later the backup plan was a friend’s hotel room…I’m glad that Plan A worked out! Ian told me that I should get dressed to go out, but I had to be blindfolded on the way. He drove me over to the park, but I was convinced that we were going to lunch somewhere. So when I got there I insisted that I would keep my eyes shut if he promised to let me take off the blindfold (so I wouldn’t walk in the restaurant looking like an idiot!). He agreed and walked me out to the gazebo. He told me to open my eyes and I saw all of my friends sitting around the gazebo each holding pictures of us. Then I heard our song playing on someone’s iPod speakers. It was a lot to take in and this is where it gets a little fuzzy. We walked around looking at each of the pictures and then, in the middle of the gazebo, he got down on one knee. I don’t even remember what he said because I just started crying…and of course I said yes!
Team Ashley and Ian:
Makeup:  Just Face It
Cake:  Royal Cakery
Wedding Dress purchased from:  Brickhouse Bridal Houston

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Ashley and Ian’s Audubon Tea Room Wedding
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Hillary and Justin celebrate their wedding at The Cannery

 

Q. Tell us about the proposal. We want all the details!
A. He is starting his own business (which I am SO proud of by the way) that involves buying property. It is just now starting out and he had made numerous amount of appointments all over the place. He currently is closing on 2 different cabins in Gatilinburg, TN in the mountains! Very gorgeous (one of the first family vacations I went on with his family). The weekend right before Issac hit (Aug.24th) He had plans to go look at property in Destin, FL. He asked me if I would want to go with him. Any opportunity to escape for weekend and lay on the beach with a good book? I am there! He said his mom and best friend, Brad would be coming with us. Well, last minute they both couldn’t come. Clueless- I thought nothing of it. (I always knew we would get married some day…he just told me it wouldn’t be for a long time… till he is settled in his business). 

First night in Destin we were in a hurry to make it to dinner (he had to swing by Ocean Springs, MS to pick me up because that is currently where my job is located)… He kept rushing me to shower and do my hair and make up fast… (we bicker a lot… its our style haha). I kept ignoring him banging on the bathroom door during my shower and took my time. Little did I know he wanted me out on the balcony to propose at sunset ! WHOOPS! … Feeling discouraged the rest of the night, he didn’t find the right time to ask me. 

He set his alarm super early so we could catch the sunrise……WELL #1 I am not a morning person #2 we drank a ridiculous amount of wine at dinner the night before. As soon as that alarm went off and he asked me to get up- I told him he was CRAZY if he thought I was getting up so early on a Saturday. 

FINALLY we are both awake… now starving & hungover. He was sitting out on balcony with the ring in his pocket and kept begging me to come look how pretty the beach was. Whereas I…. am saying “let’s just go to waffle house, the beach will still be there when we get back” (being a bit whiny might I add) I decided to give in and go sit outside on his lap and look at the beach…. he asked me to “stand up and close my eyes” the rest was a bit fuzzy because I have never been more in shock in my life… and he got on one knee (shaking and nervous) and asked me to marry him. Not sure I have ever had the emotions to smile, laugh, and cry all at the same time. AMAZING! Engaged at 8am August 25th… Started to call all of my friends and no one would answer because it was too early on a Saturday! haha

Team Hillary and Justin:
Cake:  Swiss
Band:  Groovy 7
Ceremony:  Holy Name of Jesus
Reception:  The Cannery
Hair:  Karlie Lacoste
Makeup:  Bridget Cortes
Dress by:  Yvonne Lafluer
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Groovy 7 brings the party!

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Hillary and Justin celebrate their wedding at The Cannery
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Meghan and Brad’s wedding at Lafayette’s City Club

 

Meghan and Brad began their special day in River Ranch.  While Brad was getting ready at a private residence, Meghan and her girls spent the morning at the beautiful Carriage House.  They met up at St Johns Cathedral for a beautiful and sacred ceremony- then proceeded back to River Ranch to celebrate their wedding at Lafayette’s City Club!

We were joined by New Orleans’ Bride Film to help video this special day, we can’t wait to see what they captured!

Q. How did you meet and how long have you been together ?
A. I was at nurse at the local charity hospital, LSU, in Shreveport, and one of Brad’s college roommates, Frankie, was a physician at LSU. We had a Christmas Party at Frankie’s house in December of 2010, and after the party, we all went to Superior Steakhouse. Frankie told everyone that his friend, Wood (Brad’s last name) was coming to meet us. From the second I laid eyes on Brad, I knew he was the one for me! Brad walked in the door with a V-neck sweater on over an oxford shirt with slacks. He was as preppy as they come–so my style!! Anyway, we had the BEST time EVER!! Brad was a TON of fun!! Everyone went home after we left the Steakhouse. Two weeks later, my best friend and I were eating at a pizza place in Shreveport, and I was telling her about that night at the Steakhouse. I just so happen to look in the bar area, and there was Brad!! He was sitting alone at the bar, watching sports on the TV. I yelled his name like an idiot. He sat down at the table with us and visited. I knew from that moment on that we were meant to be together! Brad ended up calling me a few weeks later, and the rest is HISTORY! :) Our first date was January 29, 2011, and we’ve been inseparable ever since!

Q. Tell us about the proposal. We want all the details! 

A. Wellllllll….. I wear a size 3.5 ring, and because of that, the jeweler had to custom make my engagement ring which as you can imagine, totally stressed Brad out. What if I don’t get the right ring? What if she hates it, and then I’m stuck with it? He told me that he struggled with how to propose and what the best thing to do was, so here it goes….
One RANDOM Wednesday at 6:45, Brad’s work alarm went off. Brad got up just like any normal work day, let our dog, Rosie, outside to potty! After, he put Rosie in bed with me, and then he got into the shower. He finished showering, and he came to get Rosie to take her back outside. I was absolutely confused because he had just taken her to potty, but whatever, I was so tired that I didn’t care. He brought Rosie back inside and put her back on the bed. Rosie was a puppy (10 months old), so she was VERY hyper. She was jumping ALL over me, while I was trying to sleep. I was getting frustrated, but then I noticed a red light on her collar. I said, “Brad, what is that red light on Rosie?” He, of course, played dumb. I sat up (just a reminder–it was about 7:15 in the morning) to see what it was, and I saw a plastic, pink, light up ring with a note attached. My first thought was “NO WAY!!! I KNOW this isn’t happening now!” I sat up to read the note, which I couldn’t concentrate on whatsoever, and once I turned around, Brad was down on one knee asking me to marry him!
Once the whole proposal was done, he explained why he did things the way he did them! I’m SOOO excited that he did, because I ended up with my dream ring and my dream guy!

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Meghan and Brad’s wedding at Lafayette’s City Club
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