What a blessing it was to get to photograph this couple and their big day! I have know Jennifer pretty much all my life- the last time I'd seen her was my wedding almost 6 years ago! The venue, the Mansion at Judges' Hill, was so beautiful and the perfect setting for a New Orleans-inspired wedding like this. I have so many favorites- get ready!
Venue: Mansion at Judges' Hill
Bride's Gown: Annais
Groom's Suit: Jos. A Bank
Groomsmen: Jos. A Bank & others
Bridesmaids: David's Bridal
Floral & Event Design: Season Celebrations
Cake + Cookies: Hey Cupcake
Caterer: Mansion at Judges' Hill
DJ: Best DJs Texas
Hair: Lucie Marie
Makeup: Kristin Pistokache
Bride's Hairpiece: HOUSEofLOVELY
Jenn included her parent's wedding bands, Mother's engagement ring, and her Father's Aggie ring on her bouquet.
Jenn had her bridesmaids write a note on the bottom of her shoes- cool idea!
I loved that they included a crossword in their programs!
The walk down the aisle was cited as the favorite moment for both of them.
Jenn: "Walking down the aisle with my brother. I couldn't hold back my emotions, but once I got to Brian at the end, he put me at ease by cracking jokes & making me laugh."
Brian: "Seeing Jenn for the first time in her dress as she made her way down the stairs and down the aisle."
My Mom and family friends did such a great job creating a New Orleans feel to the reception- it was gorgeous!
Brian's favorite wedding purchase were these aviators they donned walking into the reception. Jenn's was the custom hairpiece from HOUSEofLOVELY (my sister!).
I have cute parents, huh?
There were several amazing dancers at this wedding- I felt like I was watching Dancing with the Stars!
Brian + Jennifer's advice to future brides + grooms?
Brian: "Don't stress the small things. Take a deep breath it will be over soon enough. Oh yeah, alcohol in the room."
Jenn: "Get everything planned out ahead of time, so you're not rushing around on the day of the wedding. That way, you can just relax & have a good time. Try to take it all in... it's over so quickly! Also, have a dollar dance at your reception -- it's an easy way to briefly say hi to your guests & thank them for coming. It's also an easy way to make a little bit of extra cash. :)"
They both also mentioned it would have been nice to purposely greet all their guests throughout the night so they could see and talk to everyone. :)
Thanks so much you guys- congrats!