Monday, July 17, 2017

Best Kiss during the Ceremony Award goes to...

 Whitney and Bodie win the award for "best kiss during ceremony!"

It has been such a wet summer here in Louisiana, and thank goodness for our indoor plantation venues that are available!  This wedding at Greenwood Plantation was no exception. The ceremony continued on the porch, and the guests simply raised their umbrellas and enjoyed the show.

Whitney and Bodie have quite a history of riding horses and spending time in the country together. They're both from North Louisiana and South Arkansas, but they ended up getting married at this St. Francisville plantation because of Whitney's love for old plantation history. She came to Greenwood to visit years ago, and had always dreamed of getting married here. The venue, especially with its newest renovations, did not disappoint.

I later learned that both Whitney, Bodie, and many of their friends who were in the wedding attended the same college as I did- Southern Arkansas University! It was kind-of neat to reminisce and talk to people from that area.

That look that the groom gets on his face when he gets a great wedding day gift, compiled by the bride and the photographer... ;)

Here's another one- it started like this and then got lower!
Those daddy/daughter songs are a killer.
Venue- Greenwood Plantation
DJ - Geaux Live DJ
Flowers - Laurie Collins (friend)
Dress - Happily Ever After Shreveport

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Monica and Patrick's New Roads Wedding

Monica and Patrick's wedding was a simple daytime mass. She and her girls got ready at her mom's house while the guys finished up their final touches at the church, St. Mary's in New Roads.
I have these same Ariat boots that Monica got married in. They are super comfortable!

The girls wrote on notecards how they knew Monica.

What a pretty church St. Mary's is, and many of my brides who get married here, their parents and siblings also married in this church.
I'm always trying to think of different ways to photograph the wedding party. The plain old standing-in-front-of-the-church gets boring.

Everyone seemed anxious to be at the front of the line to put all the rice possible on Monica and Patrick.

Um, yes, the jeep was pretty sweet.

Congratulations, Monica and Patrick!

Most of her vendors are local people from new roads that do this as hobbies, and her family and friends did all the decorating, but here are the vendors we know.
Venue: St. Mary of False River, New Roads
Reception Venue: False River Country Club
Got ready at: Her parents' house, Brenda Debetaz
Dress: Gabrielle's Bride,  Baton Rouge
Catering: June Smith
Hair and Makeup: Jenny Arceneaux
Choir: St. Mary of False River, New Roads
Priest: Monsignaur Berggreen
Rings: Patrick's Jewelry
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