Thursday, May 26, 2016

A laid back, backyard barn wedding in St. Francisville's Lake Rosemound

Soraya and Dustin, throughout the whole wedding process, just really didn't worry about all the traditional wedding details. They just wanted to get all their friends together and have a party/celebration of them getting married.
They picked a perfect spot, a place where they hang out all the time anyway- Dustin's parents' house. The ceremony was held in the yard by the pond, and the large red barn housed the reception.

Soraya and her girls got ready at her house, and they had plenty of time to get ready out on the screen porch. It was a nice cool day, which is unusual for Louisiana.

Digging up the bourbon. Supposedly this tradition keeps the rain away on wedding day. I think it just makes the rain seem more bearable.

Soraya was so excited to see her friend, the officiant.
The kids were adorable in the ceremony, but one of my favorite moments was when Dustin's mom walked her dad to his seat. She was so proud.

 Soraya said, "I promise to fight along side with you during the zombie apocalypse, and to let you bite me if you become one before me" in her vows.

Once we got to the reception and had a private dining moment, they did the first dances and then, instead of a bride's cake, Soraya chose to get fireball shots! They even tried to make the photographers and coordinators take a shot. :)

Fireball shots instead of a bride's cake.

This was one of those weddings where the details were taken care of by the coordinators so that everyone could just have a blast.

Danielle, my 2nd photographer, although she's married, got asked to dance by a man in a suit for the last song at the reception. Who could refuse a dance with a man in a suit?

Soraya, who is a fabulous, energetic realtor at Landry Real Estate in St. Francisville, is a believer in small and local businesses. Nearly all the vendors were from St. Francisville. Thanks, Soraya, for using local small businesses!

Coordinators: Southern Standard Events
Jewelry: Patrick's Jewelry
Caterer: Heirloom Cuisine
Cake: Audubon Market
Flowers: Mia Sophia
DJ: Complete Media
Invitations: Temple Design
2nd Photographer: Danielle

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