Judy and Nate met in Vegas, in a bar and the rest is history. Beautiful history that is. She is from California and he is from New Orleans. It was a beautiful mixing of cultures and families in one of the most beautiful venue setting in New Orleans, Southern Oaks Plantation. Watching Nate tear up as he waited while the horse-drawn carriage brought Judy around to meet him melted my heart. These two simply love and respect each other in the most beautiful way. It is easy to see why when you meet their family and friends. They are surrounded by beautiful relationships and loving couples in every walk of life. It is truly a wedding I will always remember.
When Judy first messaged me about Southern Oaks Plantation being her wedding venue, she was concerned that the gates to the venue did not open until one hour prior to the ceremony. I reassured her that all would be fine because the crew there has everything down to an art form and they did not disappoint at all. The whole night ran smoothly and beautifully and as a wedding vendor I can not thank them enough for making my job less stressful and even more fun. It was the first time I had a ceremony that was mostly daylight and I can now say, I love both options.
We had so much fun with this heartwarming wedding party. They were funny and so respectful, it was an honor to capture the day and to be a part. Laura as always did a fabulous job with the groom and groomsmen photos for the day, while I shot the bride and bridesmaids. The rain held off and it turned out to be a perfect day!!!
Judy & Nate,
I cannot say enough how beautiful your hearts are. I think if two people were ever so perfectly designed for each other, then it is for sure the two of you. It has been such a fun and sweet journey to your wedding day and I was so honored to walk it with you. You were the perfect Suzy G couple and I hope to see you again!!! I wish you blessings upon blessings in life and I pray that your love always burns warm and bright. Remember to laugh and never hide those gorgeous smiles you both have. Never forget to cuddle and steal kisses every chance you get. Again, it was my honor and I am so happy to have met you both.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Southern Oaks Plantation/ Catering: On-site with Southern Oaks Plantation/ Bridal Prep: Le Meridian Hotel / Groom Prep: JW Marriot Hotel / Make-up & Hair: Up’Sa Daisy Salon, Metairie (Lauren Rodas- Make-up~ Lyndsay Talley- Hair) / Bridal Salon: The Wedding Day in Huntington Beach / Bridal Gown Designer: Allure Bridals / Guys Suits: Men’s Warehouse / Ladies dresses: Davids Bridal / Florist: Brittney Ray’s Florist / Cakes: Haydels Bakery / Brides Ring: Lowe’s Jewelers / Grooms ring: PCH Jewelers / Photography: Suzy G Photography / Second Photographer: Laura with Chic Boutique Photography