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

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

 

Kathryn and Kyle, Mr. and Mrs. Schuler

I'm so excited to share a little about Kathryn and Kyle's big day! It's taken me several months to catch up, but I'm excited to finally be posting about them!

I met Kathryn and her mom last fall and immediately liked them. They are two of the sweetest, most classy ladies that you'll meet and it was SUCH a pleasure getting to know them and their family. 

Kathryn and Kyle were married in Grand Coteau, Louisiana at the chapel at Academy of the Sacred Heart. This church is one of my absolute favorites and I definitely think it was the perfect location for their ceremony as Kathryn was a former student there! 

The reception was held at Le Pavillon in Lafayette and was absolutely gorgeous! Flowers by Rodney did a phenomenal job and really set the space off in such a beautiful way. 

This reception was so much fun! Everyone seemed to have such an amazing time, it was incredibly fun to people watch. 

Kathryn and Kyle, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of such a special day. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness and joy! 

Ceremony venue: Academy of the Sacred Heart | Reception venue: Le Pavillon | Photographer: Kimbrali Photography | Videographer: Shannon Talamo Films | Band: River City Hit Squad | Florist: Flowers by Rodney | Cake baker: Crystal Weddings | Hair and Makeup: Joie De Vivre | Photo Booth: Eye Wander Photo

I've included some of my favorite images below