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Blackstone Wedding

So… if you’ve been around me at ALL in the past 7 months, you know that I was working with a super fabulous couple to perfect the details of their wedding day at The Horse Farm…. did I mention that this was going to be the 1st wedding at The Horse Farm….. and that it was all going to be outside… no? Well it was and yes, it did rain…. TWICE but with a couple as in love and beautiful as Ashley and Mark Allen are, nothing could dampen their day!

Throughout the process of working with Ashley, we quickly became friends. I actually felt like I was planning a close friend’s wedding because she was so honest and easy/fun to work with. She was incredibly trusting, which of course, makes everything so much easier and but she also had a very distinct vision of what she wanted. There were so many LITTLE details that, ultimately, came together in an unbelievably gorgeous wedding. From Jenga, a make-shift photo booth, thumbprint tree and treasure chest of wedding favors to signature drinks, a magnolia tree, and a very large and very beautiful hand drawn program board…. Ashley and Mark Allen’s wedding day was a personal and direct reflection of them as a couple.

Ashley married her best friend on October 12 at The Horse Farm in Lafayette, Louisiana. She had an intimate ceremony officiated by Pastor Chris Lerma. Her friends and family were so involved by providing the ceremony music and the oh so delicious wedding cake and groom’s “cake” which was actually double doozie cookies!

Now, I mentioned earlier that it rained… well rain has been a constant companion in Ashley’s wedding planning process. When I first met her, it was a rainy day…. when she and Mark Allen took their engagement pictures, it was a rainy day….when they planted a magnolia tree in honor of their marriage, it was a rainy day….and when this beautiful couple’s wedding day came, the rain came with it. The first rain storm came about two hours prior to the ceremony starting which resulted in a mad dash to get everything dry, but thanks to my super dedicated assistants and amazing vendors (Mia with Root Floral Design and Party Central) we got it done in the nick of time! The second rain storm came about an hour before the couple’s grand exit! For most people, this may have caused severe anxiety or even tears, but not for Ashley and Mark Allen. Mark Allen immediately consulted with his friends to move the party elsewhere and my team and my self worked on getting the bride and groom out of there DRY! In the end, the party moved to The Office, a local bar and the bride and groom along with their guests danced the night away!

Mr. and Mrs. Goodyear, it has been an undeniable pleasure working with you. You guys are a beautiful couple, inside and out! I pray that life brings you so much joy and happiness. I will truly miss working with you, but I am so thankful that you were brought into my life and that I was blessed enough to be a part of your big day. Cheers! 🙂

To check out Ashley’s gallery, click HERE! or Go to Erin and Geoffrey’s blog, here, to see more.

Venue: The Horse Farm
Ceremony Musicians: Melissa LaCour
Caterer: Bon Temps Grill
Cake and Dessert: Family Friend
Bartender: Jimmy Levier
Photography: Erin and Geoffrey Photography
Florist: Root Floral Design
Band: Krossfyre
Rentals: Party Central
Trolley: Party Time Trolley
Exit Car: Miller’s Formal Wear

Hannah's Wedding

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From our very first meeting, I knew that Hannah wasn’t going to be just any client.

She showed up looking tired, flustered and a little under-whelmed about planning her wedding. Who could blame her though, she had a new born baby girl to tend to and no one to assist in the planning process. She grabbed a cup of coffee (necessary for new mommies!), sat down and said “I need you to do everything.” I laughed and said, “Okay, let’s get started.” And we were off! We planned her May wedding at The Victorian Plantation in just a few short months and developed a wonderful friendship in the process.

I have people ask me all the time what the hardest part of my job is. My answer to that question is when bride’s don’t trust my opinion. Not trusting in your planner will make the process more difficult for the both of you (more on this in another post). This was not the case with Hannah. With just 6 months from our initial meeting to her wedding day and nothing done, I had my work cut out for me, but Hannah trusted me. She told me her dreams (big and small) for her big day and we worked together to make it happen.

Hannah married the man of her dreams on May 4th in a small outdoor ceremony at The Victorian Plantation in Broussard, Louisiana. Surrounded by her friends and family she said her “I do’s” and danced the night away listening to DJ Aaron Lane and cajun band, The Pine Leaf Boys.

Hannah and Ross are two of the sweetest, most generous people that I’ve met. They made sure to include everyone during their reception. They did a generational dance for all of the couples and instead of a bouquet / garter toss, they tossed a football into the crowd that had a $50 Visa gift card on it! How awesome is that?!

It’s been such a pleasure working with Hannah and I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to not just work with her, but get to know her. Below are a couple of pictures from her big day, but be sure to check out her gallery for more!

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Venue: The Victorian Plantation
Photographer: Erin and Geoffrey Photography
Videographer: Randy Diddly Studios
Florist: Flowers by Rodney
Wedding Cake and Dessert Table: Sweet Southern Ladies
Caterer: Two Guys Catering
DJ: Aaron Lane Entertainment
Band: The Pine Leaf Boys
Photobooth: Freeze Frame Photobooth
Ceremony Musicians: Acadiana Symphony