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Rachel & Blake // Kent Plantation House Wedding

The warm colors of Rachel and Blake's wedding transport us back to this lovely past Fall...now we are ready to curl up on the couch with a warm bowl of soup and a romantic comedy.  But first, we must reflect on Rachel and Blake's vintage, rustic wedding at the beautiful Kent Plantation House in Alexandria, Louisiana.  The mixture of modern crystal chandeliers and rich red roses with the green surroundings made the perfect backdrop for these high school sweethearts' celebration.  A small, birdcage veil complemented Rachel's delicate, lace dress and the mix of dark, earth colored suits for Blake and his groomsmen were the icing on the cake.  We had a great time working with the awesome Heather at Mark Eric Photography and a wonderful team of vendors!

The Fall colors were in full force at Kent Plantation House.

The Fall colors were in full force at Kent Plantation House.

We love capturing these sweet bridal prep moments!

We love capturing these sweet bridal prep moments!

The signs throughout the wedding decor were beautifully done!

The signs throughout the wedding decor were beautifully done!

The excitement of the First Look...

The excitement of the First Look...

Such unique table decor!

Such unique table decor!

The ceremony setting was perfect for their intimate, emotional vows.

The ceremony setting was perfect for their intimate, emotional vows.

More nose kisses in front of the gorgeous, modern chandeliers.

More nose kisses in front of the gorgeous, modern chandeliers.

We met in 7th grade at Alexandria Country Day School. We were both very shy and didn’t say much to each other at the time. We’ve been together now 8 and 1/2 years, since Junior year of high school.
— Rachel
They had multiple different cakes that looked great together...

They had multiple different cakes that looked great together...

All the guests had a blast in the photobooth!

All the guests had a blast in the photobooth!

Blake prepping to meet his future wife...

Blake prepping to meet his future wife...

Rachel's birdcage veil was the perfect accent to her beautiful braided hair.

Rachel's birdcage veil was the perfect accent to her beautiful braided hair.

...to sweet first look kisses...

...to sweet first look kisses...

LOVE these chandeliers...

LOVE these chandeliers...

Romantic first dance moments...

Romantic first dance moments...

Every floral arrangement was a bit different, but equally beautiful.

Every floral arrangement was a bit different, but equally beautiful.

Beautiful hand drawn signs accented the reception.

Beautiful hand drawn signs accented the reception.

...and each cake had its own intricate details!

...and each cake had its own intricate details!

The romantic string lights helped the tent glow with the help of a couple gorgeous chandeliers.

The romantic string lights helped the tent glow with the help of a couple gorgeous chandeliers.

Allison & Clay // Bride Film // Nottoway Plantation Wedding Video

 

From Allison:

"Easter weekend I was expecting another fabulous weekend with my parents and Clay in Breckenridge, CO, where my parents honeymooned and now own a house. And the weekend was SO much more than I expected. On Saturday, after finding out Clay just flew face first in the snow after a snowmobile ride with my dad, we decide to go get drinks before dinner. We decided on a  new restaurant in town, and I order a glass of champagne. Everyone asked what I was celebrating, and I said LIFE. Little did I know.

Once we reach our walking path near the river, Clay then turns to look at me and says, “This is it.” I say, yes I know it is, you’re the one, etc. He proceeds to say, “No, really…” and pulls out the ring box from his jacket. I blink a couple of times to make sure what I’m seeing is real, and I am speechless when I see the amazing ring he picked. I ask him if he is serious. He is, as he gets down on his knee and asks me to marry him!! First things first, I ask him if he has talked to my father (the protective bald man over his only child), and he did. Phew, so I said YES! Looking back on it now, it’s funny because we only made it a few steps on the sidewalk and not quite to the river. He was just ready to get that ring out of his pocket. But, it was perfect."

We absolutely LOVED the oyster theme at the Rehearsal Dinner.

We absolutely LOVED the oyster theme at the Rehearsal Dinner.

Nottoway Plantation always provides a beautiful backdrop for a wedding weekend.

Nottoway Plantation always provides a beautiful backdrop for a wedding weekend.

A sweet moment as Allison opens her gift from Clay.

A sweet moment as Allison opens her gift from Clay.

The perfect ending to their magical weekend.

The perfect ending to their magical weekend.

Allison's Rehearsal Dinner, Kate Spade purse was amazing!

Allison's Rehearsal Dinner, Kate Spade purse was amazing!

LOVE!

LOVE!

Natalie & Johnny // Bride Film // Houmas House Wedding Video

Friends, the time has come to fill your Wednesday afternoon with some wedding PRETTY!  Natalie and Johnny hosted a fabulous wedding weekend, giving their guests the classic New Orleans French Quarter experience mixed with the sweet southern charm of Houmas House Plantation.  We first met up with the cute couple at their rehearsal dinner at the famous Court of Two Sisters to begin the celebration with some lighthearted and emotional speeches from their closest family and friends.  We LOVE filming rehearsal dinners because they give us a chance to hear/capture all of the speeches that truly tell the story of our couples' love.

Great time working with the super talented Ashleigh Jayne Photography and Angela Marie Events. From decor to organization, the Angela Marie team made sure every beautiful detail was in its place.  Make sure to check out all of the talented vendors, still frames, and of course, their Bride Film below to get a glimpse into Natalie and Johnny's love story.

The classic New Orleans setting for their fun pre-wedding Rehearsal Dinner.

The classic New Orleans setting for their fun pre-wedding Rehearsal Dinner.

LOVE the lace neckline details on Natalie's beautiful dress.

LOVE the lace neckline details on Natalie's beautiful dress.

The bridal party was ready to party!

The bridal party was ready to party!

Kelly Boyett with an amazing, colorful live painting of their sunset vows.

Kelly Boyett with an amazing, colorful live painting of their sunset vows.

Natalie & Johnny shared a sweet moment after their Houmas House ceremony.

Natalie & Johnny shared a sweet moment after their Houmas House ceremony.

The gentlemen always enjoy a good cigar bar.

The gentlemen always enjoy a good cigar bar.