As a wedding photographer in Baton Rouge it's quite rare to actually shoot an entire wedding and not realize you used to be best-neighborhood-buds with the groom from like 20+ years back! Upon delivering their images to them some 3 weeks AFTER their wedding, Adam- the groom- walks up to me and says, "I can't believe you are going to be at my wedding the whole night and not even say hello to me!!"
I was floored! Who, the heck are you because yes I shot your whole wedding only knowing your first name! (See what happens when the wife does all the work!) Adam Reed!! I was floored! Oh my gosh!! I felt like a fool but as we stood there staring back at each other I could literally see the young buck that used to be tiny rail-like boy with hair long and always Justin Bieber flipped to the side. There he was! Some 25 years later, a huge gigantic man!!!
And his darling Nicole just as out of words that we were! So back to their day! Funny enough it was at my husband's uncle's house. Nicole had seen his wife like my page on Facebook and that is how she got a hold of me! And all the small business people say AMEN for Facebook!
Nicole was beautiful in her darling lace dress that swept the floor topped off with a ribbon at the waist. It was just perfect for her. Very elegant, classy and simple. Her jewelry was topped off with beautiful heirloom ornaments and all her girls helped her with the finishing touches.
The original idea was for a backyard wedding but with this lovely Louisiana weather it was quite possibly going to pour on us so we moved everything inside till the clouds passed.
The two becoming one brought two incredible families together and everyone was all smiles and tears upon saying I Do. There's something so strong and beautiful about that precious moment of agreement of forever, to have and hold and through sickness and health.
We were able to sneak to the yard and take advantage of the no rainpour just yet :)
And this is when we got the party started!! I will spare you all the hilarity that happens after kegs and bottles of dark, clear, liquid magic come busting out! Just know we all had a heck of a GREAT time!
Wedding Bliss... for POWERS and ASHLEY!!!
I was so excited when Powers called me and told me he and Ashley were tying the knot! I have known Powers for years but I had not met the doll that stole his heart just yet! They gave me to date and details and within a couple of weeks I was at the City Club in Baton Rouge to document their darling day of becoming ONE!
The whole evening was laid out just perfectly and you could see very apparently that Ashley and her mom had spent lots of time going over the wedding details for Ashley and Power's Big Day. Everything was just divine!!
These cake toppers were Ashley's grandparents and they made me so happy!! Mini things are just the best and this duo was as good as it gets! I hope y'all marriage last as long as these figurines and longer!!!
Ashley's made some beautiful bridals and was just gorgeous in her gown and headpiece. We got to snap lots of portraits before the wedding ceremony got started and it was quite a riot sneaking around the building to not let Powers see her beforehand!
Grandmaw brought her camera as well :)
The first moments after the "I Do" are my absolute favorite. There is always sheer wedding bliss all over the couple's faces and it makes my heart happy every single time!
Here's to your Happily Ever After!