Laura and Ethan, James Grace House

Knocking out blog posts left and right! For this sweet couple’s wedding, we headed on over to Plaquemine, Louisiana to visit the James Grace House and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint!

The James Grace House is actually the residence of Dr. Grace, one of the friendliest little old men you’ll meet. He took me on a tour of his home, told me about his family and his career, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed working at this venue because of the kindness of it’s owner. And, it’s no surprise that Laura and Ethan, two of the nicest people that you’ll meet would also choose this sweet hidden gem as the site for their ceremony and reception.

These two love birds were married under the great oak tree located in the back of the property. The tree was dressed up a bit with beautiful flowers, draping and hanging candles from Hummingbird Floral Studio. After the ceremony, the guests then made their way to the old barn where the reception would be held.

The entire day was so sweet and special for Laura, Ethan and their friends and family. I loved people watching during this event. The pure joy on everyone’s faces was so special to see. I feel truly thankful to have been a part of and witness to such a special day in Laura and Ethan’s life.

Venue: James Grace House

Photographer: Jenn Menard Photo

Florist: Hummingbird Floral Studio

Baker: Sweet Stirrings

Caterer: Cuisine Louisiane

Band: Brother’s Bear

Hair and Makeup: Verde Beauty

Olivia and Phillip, St. Pius and Le Pavillon

It’s been a while! I have so much catching up to do on the blog, but my Louisiana brides have been filling my heart and my calendar with so much goodness! Since I’m so far behind, we’re going to throw it wayyy back to Olivia and Phillip’s hot July wedding day!

I had so much fun working with Olivia, Phillip and Olivia’s mom! Olivia’s engagement was a quick one. I think we planned her wedding in about 5 months and if you know me, you know I love a quick engagement. It allows for quick, solid decisions and no real second guessing. This group was so trusting and didn’t over think anything, they knew what they liked, didn’t like, wanted, didn’t want and completely trusted me and the process. Plus, they were just a fun group to work with.

Planning Olivia’s wedding for July meant we could use and thankfully, she was really into using COLOR! So many brides steer clear from too much color in their florals, afraid that it will take away from the classic, timeless look that they may be going for, but I completely disagree! I think using fun colors is a great way to add spice, personality and really make your wedding stand out. I’m so obsessed with the florals for this wedding, Root Floral Design did an amazing job, per usual and Kim always does a phenomenal job with the photos.

I loved this family, loved these colors, loved Olivia’s classic wedding dress… this wedding was full of SO MUCH GOODNESS. Like really goodness that matters: family, friends and love.

Some of my favorite pictures are below!

Ceremony: St. Pius Catholic Church

Reception: Le Pavillon

Photographer: Kimbrali Photography

Videographer: Apercu Films

Florist: Root Floral Design

Hair and Makeup: Joie de Vivre Salon

Band: Three37

Cake: Kathleen Short

Live Artist: Dirk Guidry

Erin and Keith Saltzman

It has been a WHILE, but we have so many amazing weddings coming your way and first up is Erin and Keith!

I was so excited when Erin hired me as her planner. I did her brother's wedding and several of friend's weddings, so I've seen her around several times and I always love working with groups of friends and family members because it offers me the opportunity to stay close to them and see how their lives have progressed in our time apart. Being a wedding planner in Lafayette really offers me this opportunity because the community is so close knit!

Erin's family is amazing. They are so kind and I absolutely loved working with them. Erin is such a classic beauty and her wedding such an elegant event, a perfect representation of her and Keith as a couple!

Below are a few of my favorite pictures from their big day!

My favorite picture is probably that last one. Erin saw me leaving at the end of the night and jumped out of her getaway car to give me a hug and to grab a photo. I can't tell you how much that meant! i could go on and on about how much I loved her, but let's show her vendors some love too:

Photographer: Kimbrali Photography

Videographer: Bolgiano Media

Florist: Root Floral Design

Ceremony: St. John's Cathedral

Reception: Le Pavillon

Hair and Makeup: SoHo

Bride's Cake: Kathleen Short

Groom's Cake: Sky's the Limit

Live Artist: Dirk Guidry

 

Angie and Tom Hewitt, Private Residence

Eeekkkk! Just a few months late in sharing Angie and Tom's October wedding. Y'all.... I'm so thankful to work with absolutely amazing couples. Angie and Tom were so cool and super chill throughout the whole process and on the days leading up to the wedding as we made several weather-related changes. They were so trusting and I can't tell you how much easier that makes my job.

Angie and Tom's wedding was a destination wedding held on family property, so it was super special to both of them to have friends and family from all over the world fly in to celebrate their special day. I'd love to say that the day ran smoothly because it was planned to perfection, BUT the truth is that even the most perfectly planned event has hiccups and in our case, those came in the form of honey bees. Honey bees, really?? Seriously. Never did I think I'd have bartenders running around with several bee stings and unable to set up their bars and I'd have to call a bee keeper to relocate these little guys :). Nevertheless, Tom and Angie stayed so calm, trusting and focused on what actually mattered that day. Regardless of the "hiccups" the ceremony was so beautiful and the reception was a blast. The CheeWeez killed it and Angie and Tom decided NOT to do a cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss or money dance--- I can't tell you how much I love that they did that! This meant they were able to spend the night having fun and enjoying their family and friends that traveled so far to be with them. After all, isn't that what it's all about?

I'm so pumped to FINALLY share my favorites from their big day taken by Sarah Beth Photography.

Vendor Love:

Venue: Private Residence

Photographer: Sarah Beth Photography

Florist: Fabian's Flowers

Band: Chee Weez

Rentals: Party Central

Caterer: French Press

Cake: Bake my Day Acadiana