March 26, 2019
I’ve never been great at this blogging thing. I’ve tried to blog weddings what now seems like fifteen thousand seven hundred and twenty two times… and each time, I fail. So here I am. A girl in front of a screen, fingers tapping at the keyboard, begging this blog thing to work once and for all!
What better place to start out than with a bit of honesty for my brides? Your wedding day is going to be a blur. A beautiful white gown, an ungodly amount of flowers, emotions that you’ve never felt before, a few tears and walking down the aisle to the love of your life. You’ll hear it a thousand times before your wedding day, yet you won’t truly understand it until after the day has come and gone: It goes by faster than you can imagine. If I can offer you one piece of advice only, it is to savor every moment. Sitting in the chair having your hair and makeup done. Waiting to be laced into your gown. Standing in the bride’s room, peeking through the windows as the guests begin to arrive. Walking down the aisle, THE kiss, portraits, your first dance, hugging all of your guests, speeches, cutting the cake, every. single. second. Soak it up.
Grooms, as a southern wedding photographer, I know the rule of thumb very well. “Happy wife, happy life.” That’s how it goes, right? So often, brides are the ones making all of the decisions and the groom is more than happy to let her plan every aspect of the day. Show up, get dressed, walk down the aisle, say I do, kiss that gorgeous girl, take photos, party. That’s all that your to-do list consists of. Am I right? All I ask of you is to be patient and to enjoy the day. Let me handle the tough stuff!
Sarah and Joey are the perfect example of this. Their wedding day started and ended at Broussard Farm in the outskirts of Beaumont, Texas. Nestled on rolling acres of lush green grass complete with grazing cattle is the historical Broussard House and Sevenne Hall.
But my favorite words all day long? “Whatever you think.” This sweet couple allowed me to create a timeline for their wedding day that complimented everything that they wanted: details of the day, both the bride and groom getting ready to say “I do”, all of the important family portraits and time for just the two of them at sunset to capture some gorgeous portraits. Sarah and Joey were a photographer’s dream… check it out in the post below!
Venue – Broussard Farm
Hair Stylist – Kayla Pruitt Williams
Makeup Artist – Erica Edgerly
Bride’s Attire – H. Noelle Bridal/Justin Alexander
Groom’s Attire – Men’s Wearhouse
Floral – Shindigs & Such
Decor – Shindigs & Such
Entertainment – DJ Paul Productions/Paul Uresti
Catering – Bando’s