It’s no surprise that as soon as we got engaged (and after we called everyone), we were looking at the calendar trying to pick a date — there was planning to do.
I have to admit that we did things a little backward…knowing that we had to have Krossfyre at our reception, we starting by checking their October availability. Then we matched it with our church’s availability. We decided on October 12, 2012, which for a couple who has a thing about even numbers, it worked perfectly.
And so the planning began, and the rest is history. It’s so true what everyone says…it goes by so fast.
10.12.12 was indeed a happy day. I didn’t see this picture until after the wedding, but BC’s mom wrote “Oh Happy Day” on her chalkboard outside of their house where the groomsmen and ushers got ready.
My mom’s thing is flowers, so she knew for sure that Rodney with Flowers by Rodney would be the best for the wedding. Knowing how particular my mom and I are, he worked closely with us to make sure that every detail was exactly as we wanted it – down to letting me look at all of the flowers the day before to wedding to make sure every shade of every flower was what I wanted.
BC and I wanted to do something special for my parents and decided to send them an arrangement for the house. Rodney couldn’t have made a more perfect arrangement – one that made my mom cry.
It was important that I gave my bridesmaids a gift they could keep and would remember they day by. I commissioned BC’s brother, Dailey Thibeaux, to paint these canvases with an abstract version of what their wedding bouquets would look like. I’m lucky to have such a talented brother-in-law!
I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew it had to happen for our wedding. Our photographer, Catherine Guidry, and my MOH were patient enough to make this shot come to life. Thanks to Golfballs.com for customizing these balls for us. I love this shot.
One of my favorite wedding details was our invitations. It was certainly one of the hardest choices I had to make … I never knew how many invitations existed and how intimidating those huge books are. The ladies at The Keeping Room were so helpful in making our William Arthur invitations look perfect! We got so many compliments on the invitations, and it made me so happy to realize people pay as much attention to invitations as I do!
I picked the bridesmaids dresses before even getting my own dress. I knew this was the dress when I saw it on a hanger in a bridal boutique. Everything about it was beautiful, and I knew all of my girls would look perfect in it. I still love this dress so much and wish I would have bought one for myself!
While both BC and I are traditional, we like to put a twist on things. I knew BC would stray from the traditional black tuxedo and was so excited when we finalized on this grey one. We picked a green tie with navy and white accents for the groomsmen and ushers (our gift to them), and they complimented the bridesmaids dresses perfectly. Instead of this tie, BC decided to go with a navy dot bowtie. It was so him, and I loved it!
The vendors you pick are so important when it comes to being able to trust and let go.
Below are the some of the vendors that helped to make our day perfect!
Officiants: Fr. Peter Rogers (BC’s great uncle) and Brother Basil Valente (My Uncle)
Ceremony: St. Mary Mother of the Church
Catering + Reception: Abacus
Florals: Flowers by Rodney
Wedding Cake: Kathleen Short
Groom’s Cake: Crystal Weddings
Wedding Dress & Veil: A-Nets
Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid’s Dress: Alfred Sung, Bella Bridesmaid
Bride’s Hair + Makeup: Heather Veillon, Bleu Coiffeur
Reception Music: Krossfyre
Live Ceremony Artist: Christopher Turner
More coming soon…