The Debaillons: Ailene + James

March 10, 2014  |  Southern Fete News

I’m so excited to blog the Debaillon wedding! Ailene was one of the first brides I booked after buying Southern Fete. Having gone to high school together with Ailene and James, I knew from the beginning it was going to be such a fun ride.

When asked by a vendor to choose three words to describe their wedding, Ailene said “simple, elegant, and fun.” It certainly met these and many more.

Y’all…the church. There are no words for how beautiful the Cathedral is every day of the year but especially during the Christmas season. The picture below is by far my favorite from the wedding! And can we talk about the back of Ailene’s dress? Her custom Heidi Elnora gown from I Do in Baton Rouge was beyond gorgeous.



Crystal Weddings did a fabulous job on Ailene’s four tier combed butter cream cake, and the groom’s cake. There was a mad dash at one point to get a piece of each for Ailene and James before it was completely gone.


One of the main flowers used was the hydrangea. I love this picture and how it captures the elegance and simplicity that Ailene wanted for her wedding. As usual, Flowers by Rodney did not disappoint.



I was so excited for one of my brides to choose Val Marie Paper for her invitations. Ailene chose to customize the Ruby suite, and it was beyond beautiful. Katherine Holly created the below monogram for Ailene and James that they used for their programs, koozies, bar cups, and more!


Last, but not least, the ballroom. Cristina with Event Rentals helped to create the most amazing chandelier drape over the dance floor. I’m not sure if it was Krossfyre or the beautiful Maria Therese chandelier that got people to the dance floor, but does it really matter? đŸ™‚


There were so many gorgeous pictures that it was hard to choose which ones to use. Their wedding video is also coming soon, so I’ll be sure to circle back once it’s complete!

Ailene and James’ day would have not been what it was without these amazing vendors who made my job a piece of cake!


Photographer: Jay Faugot

Ceremony: St. John’s Cathedral

Reception: Hilton Lafayette

Wedding and Groom’s Cake: Crystal Weddings

Music: Krossfyre

Flowers: Flowers by Rodney

Invitations + Programs: Val Marie Paper

Monogram: Katherine Holly

Transportation: Party Time Trolley and Esquire Limo

Videographer: Carriage Films


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