The Legendres: Ellie + Mitch

February 21, 2014  |  Southern Fete News

Where to start?

When Ellie contacted me to assist with her wedding, I was thrilled. Ellie’s dad, Mr. Keefe, was my freshman religion teacher in high school, who was intimidating with his whiteboards filled with religious stick figures and green pen (which marked green weenies – things you definitely didn’t want) but was lovable at the same time. After having a moment of nostalgia, I was elated to be a part of this big day.

As an art teacher herself, Ellie knew exactly what she wanted her day to look like and worked with friends and family on DIY’s for a majority of the wedding and reception. I’ll never know how she found the time to get it all done (i.e. stain wooden table centerpieces, dip dye tablecloths, sketch her dress, make a chalkboard bar sign, wrap yarn around a collection of bottles for the table centerpieces, create a Star Wars themed DIY photo booth, have her brothers hand craft a wooden bench for the church … and I’m not even including everything), but all of it came together to make a perfect representation of who they are as a couple. Mitch even ordered biodegradable plates, napkins, and utensils as well as providing the bartenders with recyclable bags for the glasses and bottles. Believe me, there was no idea left undeveloped.

I’ll let the photos do the rest of the “talking…”










Photographer: Catherine Guidry

Bridal Hangout: Buchanan Lofts

Ceremony: Our Lady of Wisdom

Reception: Jeanmard Hall

Catering: Chef Bobby + Dot

Wedding Cake: Kathleen Short

Groom’s Cake: Katie Bakes

Bride’s Hair: Genna Bradly (Be. Salon)

Music: GTO

Flowers: Rouses


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