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Amelia's Wedding

This was a special wedding for me for reasons that I’m sure the bride nor her mom even remember. A few years ago my godmother was diagnosed with lung cancer and it spread very rapidly. I had a hard time dealing with the situation and therefore, didn’t attend many doctors appointments. However, there was one appointment that I went to and Mimi’s mom, Mrs. Susannah just so happened to be the nurse that would work with my lovely nanny that day. Mrs. Susannah was so sweet and patient with her that I knew one day I wanted to repay her for her kindness during those last weeks.

When I found out Mimi was engaged, I just knew that this was my opportunity to say thank you and really, what a wonderful family to work with. Mimi and Mrs. Susannah are two of the most timeless women you will ever meet. They exude grace, kindness and warmth.

Mimi was married on June 8, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her lovely summer afternoon nuptials were followed by an elegant reception at The Madison in Broussard, La. Her reception included the amazing Louisiana Red band, a delicious candy bar and an amazing chocolate fountain. From the very beginning, Mimi knew she wanted this to be a classy affair and she didn’t miss a beat! Her reception fit her personally perfectly– classy and elegant.

Below are a few pictures from her big day–please excuse the quality as these were taken with an Iphone! Her gallery displays the amazing work of her awesome photographer, Bray Danielle.

          Mrs. Susannah and Mimi– Thank you for allowing me to be a part of such an important day. I hope you know how grateful I am for everything. Mimi, you were such a gorgeous bride and I wish you a lifetime of happiness and blessings. Mrs. Susannah, thank you so much for the kindness you showed my family during such a difficult time, I only hope you know how thankful I am for that.

          Cheers ladies! 🙂

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Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: The Madison
Photographer: Bray Danielle
Florist: It’s A Wrap
Wedding Cake: Brent’s Catering
Caterer: Brent’s Catering
Band: Louisiana Red

 

 

 

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Becca's Proposal Story

When I met Becca and Andrew for the first time, I was overcome with the amount of sweetness and love between these two people. As I ‘ve been working with Becca, I’ve come to know a little bit more about her and her wonderful fiance, Andrew, and I have to say that I’m just so excited to share the proposal story of such a wonderful couple with so much love for each other. Check it out!

 

After dating for four years and having many significant conversations about our future, I knew that Andrew and I would get engaged sometime in the fall. However, since we are a long distance couple, him being at Baylor and me at Mississippi College, we had to schedule weekends to see each other. We were available only four weekends that fall semester.

The first weekend we were able to see each other was September 28. I had secretly hoped that Andrew would propose then, but he really wasn’t giving anything away and I was getting a little frustrated with his nonchalant attitude towards our plans.  

We had decided to go home to Lafayette for a long weekend together, but a couple weeks before Andrew called to tell me that he wouldn’t be able to get home until almost midnight on Friday, which was a day later than we had planned. He was going to Cuba the next week for a class and said he needed to stay in Waco to pick up his visa and that there was no way around it. After some disappointment, I let it go and figured it was for the best because Lauren, my best friend and his accomplice, was taking me to get a manicure and pedicure, which made me curious but I didn’t let it get my hopes up just yet.

On Friday after we got our nails done, Lauren and I went to eat dinner with her parents. Another tip off was that dinner was ready and waiting for us when we got to her house, which never happens. After eating, my younger brother, Jared, called asking me to pick him up at Thomas Park because he was playing tennis but the friend he had gone with had to leave unexpectedly. Lauren said it was fine, so we hopped in her car and headed to the park that had become a very special place for Andrew and I.

Upon arriving at the park I see Mrs. Helen, Andrew’s mom run across the parking lot, jump in a car, and drive away. Then I noticed that some of my friends’ cars were there and realized that something had to be happening.

But still thinking I’m picking up Jared, I call him to tell him that I’m there. He gets flustered and hangs up on me so Lauren tells me to get out of the car so we  can go look for him. I then knew exactly what is happening and I’ve never had more butterflies in my stomach.

Lauren and I started walking down the side walk when I see my handsome boyfriend on top of the hill under a white tent with Christmas lights and pictures hanging from ribbon. It was sweet, sentimental, and such a surprise but I was so thrown off that all I could focus on was that Andrew had lied to me–a comment I made numerous times and was unfortunately caught on tape. When I finally reached him under the tent he said a heartfelt speech, got down on one knee, pulled out the perfect ring, and asked me to marry him.

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I instantly said yes and then we prayed, just as we had done when we started dating. And then fireworks started going off. Yes, fireworks. He had enlisted two of our good friends to hide behind another hill so they could shoot off fireworks when he signaled them. Andrew is absolutely ridiculous and over the top but also incredibly romantic.

In addition to having a handful of friends there videoing and taking pictures in order to capture every moment, he had also arranged a party at his house.  All of our family was there and even some good friends from out of town. Andrew even had all of my favorite foods there.

Andrew surprised me more than I could ever have imagined. He included very personal details of our lives and made it a night I’ll never forget and that I’ll be forever thankful for because it means that I get to become his wife.

 

 

I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful couple and I can’t wait until their June wedding! Many blessings to you both! 🙂