The DaSilvas :: Emily + Joe

November 11, 2015  |  Southern Fete News

Here we go again – life has been crazy lately and it seems like the blog is the first thing to get pushed to the bottom of the list. I promise to get better as there are so many amazing weddings that have happened that I need to share.

With today being Veteran’s day, I knew it was time for me to sit down and get back to it. What a better way to show my appreciation for all of those who have served and are currently serving than to recap my first military wedding – which couldn’t have had more meaning, tradition, or love crammed into it.

Emily and Joe were a complete joy to work with, and I truly mean it. They were laid back, trusting, and, most importantly, so focused on the marriage part of this journey that the little bumps along the way didn’t phase them. I came to feel as though I was an honorary member of the Bacque family, and hanging out at the salon the day of the wedding was more like hanging out with friends than being at work. As Emily’s photographer, Gwen, kept saying throughout the day, Emily was one of the happiest brides we’ve worked with. And Joe is one of the most chivalrous of gents I’ve met!

From the ceremony musicians receiving a round of applause after playing America the Beautiful as part of the prelude, to a saber salute after the ceremony, to the Forgotten Soldier table at the entrance of their reception, to the toasts that kicked off the night, it truly was one of the most sentimental weddings I’ve been a part of.

As with every wedding, there were a few hiccups including the ever-so-memorable wedding crasher. You know you’ve thrown an amazing party when other people want to join in, right? But regardless, Emily and Joe became Mr. and Mrs. DaSilva and surprised guests with the cutest of choreographed first dances.

Emily and Joe – I hope that you won’t soon forget the magic of your wedding day. The excitement of becoming Mr. and Mrs., the smiles no one could have wiped off your faces, and the joy that resonated amongst the twinkly lights above the dance floor during your first dance. I learned a lot from both of you – including that you think I look like Katy Perry – and I hope you know that you both hold a special place in my heart. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for both of you!

With all of my love!


(Now, to the fun part!)












Can I get an AMEN for Popeyes making an appearance!?! 🙂

Photographer :: Gwen Aucoin Photography

Ceremony :: Academy of Sacred Heart

Reception :: Cafe Vermilionville

Flowers :: It’s a Wrap

Cake :: Kathleen Short

Band :: Royal Dukes

Hair and Makeup :: Bleu Coiffure

Programs :: Inkling Design Studio

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