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Romantic, Elegant Louisiana Wedding at The Victorian Plantation

After a long weekend, a wedding like this beauty is crucial to kick start the pretty. Overflowing with gorgeous details all beautifully captured by Sarah Beth Photography, this gallery is just a dream. Each elegant touch will make your Tuesday feel extra special, and you can get lost in all the lovely here.

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From Sarah Beth PhotographyWhen I was emailing back and forth with Allison a couple weeks before the wedding about her timeline for the day, this was how she ended her email “I really don’t want to give you too many instructions because I trust your creative eye!:)”! She has been the most relaxed, easy going bride and I cannot express how amazing it’s been to work with her. There was so much joy during their wedding day. Everyone was so so happy for Allison & Jy and it really shows in their photos. I’ll always tell my brides that the BEST way to get the most out of your photographs is to just be HAPPY (annnd some awesome natural light never hurt anyone), and that’s what their day was made out of Happiness. (annnddd a ton of that beautiful light!)

Photography: Sarah Beth Photography | Wedding Gown: Nicole Miller At I Do Bridal Couture | Catering: Chef Bobby & Dot | Make Up: Perfectly Bronzed | Hair: Dale Babin At Company Salon | Hair: Gavin Welch At Salon Nivag | Floral: Flowers By Rodney | Reception Styling & Decor: Alexis G. Veillon | Venue: The Victorian Plantation

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Rustic Southern Wedding at the Horse Farm

I could get lost in the brilliance of this wedding for hours. It has everything – a century-old horse farm, the Southern autumn, and Alyssa Arlene Events – all working in its favor. Even down to the bride’s daisy trimmed hairpiece from Root Floral Design, every detail is totally swoon-worthy. And there’s even a whole gallery of Erin and Geoffrey Photography’s photos for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!


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From Erin And Geoffrey Photography… This gorgeous and rustic South Louisiana fall wedding was not only that, but historic. You see, the wedding took place at a historical landmark in Lafayette, LA widely known as the Horse Farm. The Horse Farm has been owned and operated by the local college since the early 1920′s, and we had the privilege of documenting the very first wedding held there in the 90+ years it’s been open, therefore making this amazing wedding a thing to remember. It rained on and off the day of their wedding in mid-October 2013, but the sun came out for the afternoon ceremony and throughout the evening reception, which pretty much makes up a typical Louisiana day, and also made everything look so warm and lush.

The bride and groom, Ashley and Mark-Allen, were amazing to work alongside with. When we think of easy-going and DIY couples, we automatically think of these two. Almost the entire wedding was DIY, from the 6 foot tall hand drawn chalkboard program her brother drew for the ceremony, down to each wooden log around the ceremony and reception that her father hand cut for her, even the ones the cake and desserts were set on.

When we arrived to start taking pictures of the bridal party getting ready at Mark-Allen’s parents home, Ashley spotted us and immediately ran to us, jumping and giggling. Ashley and her bridesmaids were stunning. Her dress was beyond beautiful and we fell in love with her flower crown, which was put together by her florist, Root Floral Design. Mark-Allen and his groomsmen looked dashing as well with their hand-picked wooden bow-ties to go along with their navy suits, a perfectly unique accessory.

She didn’t have a care in the world, and couldn’t wait to see Mark-Allen for their first look. She was so excited, in fact, that she kept saying, “I just want to see him, I just want to see him” and ran straight to him once he turned the corner where he picked her up and twirled her. After their first look, we took family pictures outside while the rain had stopped, and even got a few shots of them with their dog, Roux. The trolley then drove up and picked up the bridal party and headed over to the Horse Farm, where the ceremony awaited.

When we got to the Horse Farm, leading up to the ceremony location was hand-cut wooden signs, leading you to their wedding under the massive oak tree, where they would be exchanging vows. Ashley’s event planner Alyssa Arlene did an AMAZING job at putting everything together and making everything run so smoothly. As the ceremony started, Ashley’s father escorted her off the trolley and walked her down the isle while hearing her good friend sing and play on the guitar. They exchanged vows, shared their first kiss as husband and wife, and walked back down to the song “Marry You” by Bruno Mars, sung and played by her friend.

After taking a few pictures of just the two of them and seeing the magnolia tree they planted in honor of their marriage, we headed over to the reception, just a few yards away where the party started. There were so many highlights to the reception: When you arrived at the party, you signed in with a thumbprint tree and signing a Jenga piece, and they had a treasure chest of trinkets for each guest to take home as wedding favors. The band Krossfyre played sweet, soulful tunes that everyone danced to, the delicious southern Cajun food catered by Bon Temps Grill, and the yummy cake and dessert cupcakes made by one of Ashley’s close friends. 

A second rain storm quickly came rolling in about an hour before the grand exit, so Mark-Allen made quick arrangements to head over to The Office, a bar downtown just a few minutes down the road. So the bride and groom quickly jumped into the Rolls Royce Bentley they reserved for their exit and managed to make it there dry, where they along with their friends danced the night away, without a care in the world.

Event Planner: Alyssa Arlene Events | Florist: Root Floral Design | Caterer: Bon Temps Grill | Band: Krossfyre | Outdoor Ceremony/Reception: The Horse Farm

Summer Tablescape

Do you ever have dreams of being outside, on a lazy hazy Summer day, walking barefoot with your closest girlfriends, eating copious amounts of cake? Me neither. But what I do dream of is a gorgeous picnic that feels both thoughtful and yet wildly effortless. With fresh from the garden food and people that make me smile. Exactly like this shoot  from Southern Couture Weddings & Catherine Guidry. A perfect picnic overflowing with grace and total Summer loveliness. Click for more.

The location for this shoot was in the midst of an overgrown, country home…with all the character of Louisiana’s local charm. We thought the natural, lush, and intimate setting felt reminiscent of a summer getaway spot.

Sophie of Joli Petale Accessories, Hannah Trahan of Southern Couture Weddings, and I envisioned a whimsical and romantic event that suited the location. Everything from Flowers by Rodney’s wild bouquets to his loosely styled centerpiece set the stage for the rest of the decor. Val Marie Paper created blush and ivory table numbers, invitations, and name cards to fit the event and Event Rental’s chic and somewhat formal tableware were a nice contrast to Indulge’s blueberry cheesecake and fruit tarts. Together, they created a high-end, yet low-maintenance feel.

Joli Petale Accessories were reconstructed of vintage pieces which included a belt, earrings, necklaces, and hair pieces and Sara Buteaux’s Hair/Makeup expertise was used to create soft, natural looks for the women.

Photography: Catherine Guidry | Stationary: Val Marie Paper | Accessories + Concept: Joli Petale Accessories | Desserts: Indulge | Florals: Flowers by Rodney | Hair/Makeup: Sara Buteaux | Vintage Clothing: Sky Blue Clothing Studio