Friday, September 30, 2016

Kathleen and Jamey, Baton Rouge indoor wedding, White Oak Plantation

There have been some weddings that have gone into my memory book, but this one may be one of the most memorable, for reasons outside Kathleen and Jamey's reach.

This is the beautiful wedding that took place the night the 2016 great flood in Louisiana started. I wasn't sure I was going to make it to this wedding. My contracted 2nd photographer for this wedding didn't make it because her street flooded her in. Danielle was luckily available at the last minute to help cover, and as always, she got some wonderful photos.

They say it's good luck for your marriage if it rains on wedding day. Kat and Jamey must have tons of luck now. :)

 Right after this picture, when I was headed back to my car in the rain, I dropped my phone and luckily found it in the hotel loading area, unbroken. Whew!

Jamey and Kat did a first look before the ceremony to minimize the pictures that needed to be taken after the ceremony. I'm glad, because we got to use this beautiful light coming in through the wet windows.

 I love this moment in some of the catholic weddings I do. Instead of communion, the priest will ask all of the crowd to bless the couple's marriage visually by raising their hands and praying for the couple. So special.

 This little one (I photographed his aunt and uncle's wedding a few years ago) couldn't stay inside but didn't want to miss out, either.

 If this family looks a little familiar to you, it might be because you've been inside Patrick's Jewelry in St. Francisville. Jamey Patrick was the groom, and his dad designed and built the wedding rings. Johnny, Jamey's brother, probably convinced him to get it. He's good at that.
 Jamey had bought Kathleen an extra band for her ring as a surprise gift. I think he had connections at the jewelry store. :)

 The parent dances are one of my favorite moments. Not going to lie- I usually cry. It must be something about being a parent.

Hotel:  Renaissance Hotel, Baton Rouge
Ceremony: St George Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, LA
Reception and catering: White Oak Plantation
Jewelry, engraved cake servers, and engraved toasting glasses: Patrick's Jewelry, St. Francisville, LA
2nd Photographer: Danielle
Did First Look? Yes

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Miriam and Alex- Congratulations!

Miriam and Alex had the sweetest afternoon wedding at First Baptist Church in Zachary.

I'm so thankful it was indoors, because it was definitely, well, let's say, warm, outside. They both are very detail oriented, as I learned that day. Alex put on his boutonniere and then got me to take a picture of it to send to Miriam to make sure it was straight. You could tell that they are a match made in heaven, and so in love with each other.

Miriam and Alex did a first look, which was just precious. It was hard to capture through a few tears of mine. Worship music was playing in the background during the first look, and it was the perfect song.

The unity cross was a big part of their ceremony.

After the ceremony, they did a private moment to have their first dance as a couple. It was so very sweet and intimate.

Guests all went across the street to "the Crossing" for the reception.

Congratulations, Miriam and Alex, on a new life beginning together!

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