Michele + Chris: 10.16.09

November 18, 2009  |  Southern Fete News

I am so excited to show you this wedding! Michele came to me in July with two wedding date options, spring or October. She was about to start her first year teaching which I’ve heard is a tough feat to accomplish. Against what others would probably think, I suggested October so that she wouldn’t spend that entire first year thinking about flowers and dresses. Venues, photographers, etc. that normally would be booked 3 months out were available. Everything was falling into place! The weather was utter perfection. And all the details came together for Michele and Chris’ big day. Collin Richie was there to capture all the action. Here are some of his AMAZING shots!! Enjoy!!!

The first look!! I used to be pretty traditional in my stance. I thought the groom shouldn’t see the bride before the wedding. But I have been thoroughly convinced by several couples I have worked with that were willing to meet up for an intimate moment before the ceremony. They say it calms nerves and gets you focused on what’s really important. How cute are these!!

ESA chapel in Broussard was the beautiful setting for the ceremony. Thanks Christy for helping coordinate everything there.

The bridesmaids did a cake pull. The last photo in this set is one bridesmaid reading what each charm means!

Ok I may have gone overboard with dance shots but the setting was too perfect not to show off. Chandeliers under the big trees at Rip Van Winkle Gardens and a black and white dance floor from Party Central.

Several of these guests were also at a previous wedding (Jessica and Kenny) I had coordinated so I knew there would be plenty of dancing! I love these first to shots of Michele. It looks like she is truly soaking in everything that is happening.



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  1. gorgeous! i just love the chandelier!! nice touch đŸ™‚

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