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Sadari And Jared’s Southern Oaks Wedding

A Southern Oaks Wedding:

Sadari and Jared were married at Southern Oaks in a beautiful southern wedding. We just loved this couple! Sadari looked elegant and Jared was charming as this southern bride and groom said, “I Do” in style.

More about Sadari and Jared:

Q. How did you two meet?

A. Our families have known each other for years. We knew of each other but had no personal relationship whatsoever. My family moved and I had not seen Sadari for about 10-15 years. I had just got back from Italy and decided to go for a run on the morning of July 4th. I went to Lasalle Park and as I was finishing my workout I noticed a young lady running around the park several times at a pretty impressive pace. I assumed she was some professional athlete doing an offseason workout. I was determined to make sure our paths crossed but didn’t know how to get her attention. Finally she stopped for water and made her way to the area where I was stretching. She walked up to man and thought I looked familiar and she said “Are you?” And I interrupted her and said “Sadari?” And that is how we “met.” Two people running in the park at 5am on the 4th of July.

Q. Where did you go on your first date?

A. Houston’s

Q. Tell us about the proposal!

A. The proposal was random and unplanned. I had the ring for months but was trying to figure out when and how to do it. We ate a typical dinner at a restaurant we frequent in river ridge. Then we were full so I suggested we go walk off the full-feeling from the food before we go to sleep. Of course, we went to walk in Lasalle Park. After one lap I, I stopped in the area where we met and asked her to re-enact how we met….Then we laughed, then I asked her if she would continue to walk with me before we left. She said yes. And then I said “no, i want you to walk by my side for the rest of our lives” (and dropped to one knee).

Q. Tell us about your careers.

A. Sadari has a chemistry degree and is currently finishing her masters in biology. She currently works as a chemist at Intertek in St. Rose.

Jared has an English degree and is in his final year of law school. He is currently a full-time student. He hopes to pursue a career in sports law.

 

 

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Vendors and Venues:

Getting Ready (ladies):  JW Marriott in New Orleans

Ceremony and Reception: Southern Oaks

Cake Artist:  Melissa’s Fine Pastries (Wedding Cake) and Sweet Ideas By Wendy (Groom’s Cake)

Florist:  Bella Blooms

Make Up Artist: Wink Eyelash Bar and Makeup Studio

Hair Stylist:  One on One Hair Salon and Day Spa

Wedding Gown:  Town and Country Bridal Salon

Reception Dress:  Wedding Belles

Live Artist:  Christopher Turner

2nd photographer (in addition to Mark Eric):  Lee Lopez  (Lee also shoots weddings for our daughter company, Sweet Lovely)

 

Sadari And Jared’s Southern Oaks Wedding
  1. Gina Ciaccio: So prestigious! Love these images; blue & yellow is one of my favorite color combinations! September 12, 2013 at 1:13 pm
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Michelle and Joe celebrate an Audubon Tea Room Wedding

Michelle and Joe’s Audubon Tea RoomWedding:

Michelle and Joe were married it stunning New Orleans style. Michelle and her girls started the day at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans.  They were married in a beautiful ceremony which included a traditional Latin Lasso Ceremony at Trinity Episcopal church in New Orleans.  From there, everyone enjoyed the short trip to the famed Audubon Tea Room for the reception and celebration.   Unique Weddings did a wonderful job coordinating the day, everything was just beautiful!

More about Michelle and Joe:

Q. How did he/she ask you out for your first date?

A. He called and asked if I liked frozen yogurt

Q. Where did you go on your first date?

A. Menchie’s Yogurt, then walked around LSU’s campus where we climbed a tree and talked for hours.

Q. Tell us about the proposal. 

A. Joe was in North Carolina for a military mission and I joined him the second week he was there. He waited until sunset and we walked along the beach and he asked me to marry him underneath a pier. It was very romantic!

 

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Vendors and Venues:

Wedding Coordinator:   Unique Weddings

Wedding Dress: Wedding Belles & The Stationer

Flowers:  Bella Blooms

Cinematographer:   Bride Film

Cake Artist:  Nikki’s Frosted Fantasies

DJ:   Decade’s Music

Getting Ready:   The Ritz Carlton- New Orleans

Ceremony:  Trinity Episcopal

Reception:  Audubon Tea Room

2nd photographer (in addition to Mark Eric):  Eddie Marroquin  

 

Michelle and Joe celebrate an Audubon Tea Room Wedding
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Carly and Aaron’s Brown Estate wedding

Carly and Aaron were married at the beautiful Brown Estate in Orange, Texas.  It was a gorgeous day with a gorgeous bride at a gorgeous location!

Details about these two lovebirds:

Q. Where did you go on your first date?

A. Toby Keith concert in Houston

Q. Tell us about the proposal. We want all the details!
Q. What is your favorite restaurant to go to together?

A. Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant

A. Aaron proposed to me on July 27, 2012. On this same day, we also closed on our first home. When I got off work that Friday July 27th, Aaron had told me we would not get keys to the house until Monday. I was bummed. I was living with my best friend at this time. When I got to her house, she handed me an envelope and told me it was from Aaron. I opened the envelope and found a “clue” inside. It said that Aaron had his key but I would have to hunt for the clues to find mine. My best friend grabbed the video camera and we were off on a video scavenger hunt to find the key to my house, or so I thought. Aaron sent me all over our town hunting for the clues. To get one clue, I had to walk into a State Farm agency and do the Aaron Rodger’s discount double check and yes we have this all on tape! Finally I arrived to the last clue which had the house key in the envelope. I arrived to the house and found that Aaron was inside waiting on me. I was looking around the house getting excited that we were finally in our own home. I noticed Aaron looked nervous and then saw that my best friend still had the camera rolling. That was when I realized what was going on. Aaron got down on one knee in our living room and proposed. We still laugh and cry each time we watch that video.

Q. What are your hobbies? What do you enjoy doing together?

A. We both love to travel and go on vacations to places we have never been. I am scuba certified and Aaron plans on getting his scuba certification so we can do dives on our honeymoon. Most of the time, we just enjoy hanging out with each other and with our friends.

 

 

 

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Details about the wedding:

Colors: Dark purple with teal accents

Ceremony and Reception-  Brown Estate

Cake Artist:  Jackie Mullins

DJ:  Paul Uresti

Florist:  Jeffery Goodman  (Live Orchids, Hydrangeas, Lilies)

2nd photographer (in addition to Mark Eric) Lee Lopez  (Lee also shoots weddings for our daughter company, Sweet Lovely)

Carly and Aaron’s Brown Estate wedding
  1. chris: beautiful as always, but this last shot is spectacular. September 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm
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Julie and Ryan’s Melady House Wedding

Julie and Ryan were married in a beautiful Melady House wedding in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Shot by our associate, Amanda Causey.  Amanda is now a lead photographer for our daughter company, Sweet Lovely.

Vendors and Venues:

Planner:  Allie Martin

Getting Ready (groom):  Parc England Hotel

Church:  Calvary Baptist Church

Reception Venue:  Melady House

Cake:    The Cake Barn

DJ:       Rod Baronet

Florist:  Lauren Darr

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Julie and Ryan’s Melady House Wedding
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Lauren and Rudy’s Loyd Hall Wedding

Lauren and Rudy had a beautiful Loyd Hall wedding in central Louisiana. They celebrated with friends and family at the beautiful rural plantation home.   How did he ask her out?   He asked if she wanted to meet his Grandparents, because he knew that she was the one for him! Be sure to read more about their story beneath the images. Enjoy!

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Q. How did you two meet?

A. We were both single and were not looking for a relationship at all! One Saturday night I went out with a few of my friends. And apparently he did too. The moment I set eyes on Rudy, I thought to myself “I HAVE to have him!” haha. I didn’t even know him and something about Rudy drew me to him. Well as the night went on I would catch him starring at me and he would catch me as well. Finally, I approached him (I was impatient ha) and started talking to him. We eventually made it to the dance floor and danced ALL night long! Since that night we have been inseparable!

Q. How did he/she ask you out for your first date?

A. He asked me if I wanted to meet his grandparents! (i know…I was thinking “ummm thats kinda soon” But I went with it…… He tells me now that he knew I was the one that’s why he brought me to meet his grandparents so soon.

 

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

A. We went on a vacation with his family to the Florida keys. The second night we stayed there, some of us went to eat dinner. When we came back to our condo the rest of the family were out by the pool. So Rudy and I went to change into our swimsuits. We came down by the pool and Rudy says to me “lets go by that spot you like and lay on the hammock because my stomach hurts” (he kept complaining he ate too much). We then went down by the ocean with two palm trees holding the hammock. I get on it and I said, “come on, get in”. We had brought a bottle of wine…mainly for me because he doesn’t drink wine. While he was standing over me he takes a huge gulp of wine! I was thinking, “oh goodness! That’s odd!” He got in the hammock with me. He wasn’t being himself. He was nervous and stuttering. He kept asking me, “Do you love me?” I was starting to get concerned! At one point, I thought he was about to break up with me! He then gets out of the hammock, I asked him if he was ok. He gets down on one knee and says, “I love you with all my heart, will you marry me?” The first thing that cam out of my mouth was “SHUT UP!” (i know..not the best first response…but I was so shocked!) After that horrible response I said “YES!! A million times yes!!!” It was perfect!

Q. Do you have a special song together?

A. When you got a good thing – by Lady Antebellum

 

Lauren and Rudy’s Loyd Hall Wedding
  1. Shonna: Love the way he proposed. I laughed OUT loud AND had tears in my eyes at the same time! The pictures are beautiful!! Mark does such wonderful work. Hope you have a wonderful journey together. God bless! September 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm
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