Oh, what a sweet couple! Sweet as pie. Sweet as the four boxes of girl scout cookies in our pantry. Sweet as sweet tea. You name it. This is genuinely sweet! I remember Jennifer telling me the first time we met that she just couldn’t wait to get engaged and work with three vendors :: Southern Fete, Val Marie Paper, and Catherine Guidry. There’s no better feeling. I’m sure I can speak on behalf of all of us, we loved our time with the Kirkleys!
As usual, Catherine out did herself with the photos. Each time she sends me a gallery, it gets harder and harder to choose just a handful. But, I do my best! 🙂
Jen had Michelle with Styled. help her choose her bridesmaids jewelry. After the wedding, Jen told me how much each bridesmaid LOVED their jewelry and just how much she enjoyed working with Michelle. She had initially picked out different jewelry but with Michelle’s guidance was so much happier with the final selection!
These girls were so fun! It was contagious!
I loved the way Jen’s bouquet turned out! It’s so cheery and bright!
I mean really? How darn sweet. I LOVED all of the bridesmaids’ dresses! Although there was a bit of a dress hiccup, Roxanne with Blanc Bridal literally became a fairy godmother (as Jen coined her) and stayed on the phone with boutiques across the country until we had another dress. You’re a rock star Roxanne, and all of us can’t thank you enough!
Practice makes perfect! 🙂 Get ready for the first look …
So, from the first time I meet with clients I delicately try to warn them that every wedding day has its bumps. Jen was so excited to gift David with the wooden box holding his card. Well, we have a box but no card. I’m happy to report that the card was finally found just this week but it made for a great picture and of course a great wedding story! 🙂
Mr. Jerry saved his most special words for Jen until right before she walked down.
Standing in the middle of St. Mary was SO worth it for these photos!
Seriously, is this not the GREATEST get away car ever? It belongs to David’s great uncle and was in the most impeccable shape. We all had so much fun looking at it!
ALL of the food, with the exception of the delectable goodness below, was gluten-free. Jen often attends wedding receptions and isn’t able to eat anything because of her allergy. It was important that she be able to enjoy her reception, so they worked closely with Hannah at Bibi’s Patisserie to create a gluten-free menu. Hannah even went the day before the wedding to completely sanitize the kitchen to ensure no cross-contamination with previous foods prepared in the kitchen. And can I just tell you how amazing the mac and cheese was!
Are you drooling?
Please note the small vase of flowers. Why don’t we have those in cars these days?
I can’t say enough about the band Jen and David chose. Compozitionz (with a z), from Jackson, was beyond good. There was not ONE person in the place that wasn’t shuffling their feet, humming a tune, or down right boogieing. From Proud Mary (you know this planner was in heaven) to Uptown Funk, their choreographed moves and high-energy was contagious. AH-MAZING!
And just like that the night was over. Jen and David, it was such a pleasure to be part of your wedding planning journey. Thank you for being so kind, thoughtful, and trusting. You are loved by so many, and your wedding was a testament to that. May you be blessed with an abundance of continued love and support and happy memories for many years to come.
Photographer :: Catherine Guidry
Band :: Compozitionz
Florist :: Flowers and More by Dean
Church :: Our Lady of Wisdom
Venue :: L’Eglise
Hair / Makeup :: Bleu Coiffure (Carly, Marae, Lauren)
Transportation :: Party Time Trolley
Catering :: Bibi’s Patisserie