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Jamie and Evan’s wedding day was such a fun and beautiful experience – everything went off without a hitch – even when it started drizzling during their sparkler exit!

The day started out with them each getting ready at their own locations, not too far apart.   Jamie and her girls were at the Sea Shrimp Shanty, an adorable bed and breakfast in Patterson.  Evan and his guys (and even his dog Abby) were right down the road in their own space which made it so easy to coordinate a “first touch” with the two of them.   I’ve had couples do this a few times before – holding hands and talking / praying together before the ceremony, without actually seeing each other.   But we’ve never called it a “First Touch” before and I kind of love it.   We stood far back from them to give them some privacy, but we could see that they had tender moments, silly moments and serious moments.   It was a really sweet thing to witness.

Jamie and Evan were married at Sacred Heart Church in Morgan City.   The ceremony was perfect and we the quickest sparkler exit ever when it started to drizzle on everyone!   I always love when my couples choose to do their exits from the church with just a their close family and friends.   Not only is it WAY easier to organize this group of people, but it’s a much better way to ensure that the couples get the photos they want.   When we do large exits at the end of the night, so often, we have random people in the photos because they don’t realize they aren’t in the right place or the bride and groom go through too quickly – it can just be a bit of a mess.   This “controlled exit” usually yields much better results!

After their ceremony, Jamie and Evan had their reception at NicoBella, one of our favorite venues in the area.   Jannine of Elegant Events of the South not only did all of the decor, which was beautiful as always, but she also did day-of coordinating – which is SO helpful!   She made sure everything went smoothly the whole day!

It’s been so much fun working with this sweet couple – from their engagement session with their two pups and Jamie’s bridals with her mom, we’ve just spent some great times together over the last year.   I couldn’t be happier for them as they begin this new season of life as newlyweds!

THE DETAILS:
Prep:  Sea Shrimp Shanty at Nineteen06
Ceremony:   Sacred Heart Church, Morgan City
Reception:  NicoBella, Morgan City
Wedding Dress:  The Bridal Boutique by Maeme
Hair and Make-Up:  Olivia Blanchard, Carley Canty, Angela Reynaud
Bridesmaids Dresses:  Azazie
Florist:  Ambassador Florits and Gifts
Cakes:  Kimbla’s Cakes
DJ:  Darren Mayon
Catering:  Cafe JoJo’s
Decorator / Coordinator:  Jannine Blanco, Elegant Events of the South
Videographer:  Second Line Films
Second Photographer:  Amanda Broussard

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