Southern Oaks in New Orleans, Louisiana was the perfect venue for Jennifer and Dusty’s beautiful wedding. It was a gorgeous day even though there was a threat of thunderstorms. The sunshine proved to beat out the rain and it was a gorgeous day. The couple chose Southern Oaks for the elegance and all-inclusiveness it provided. The fact that Southern Oaks provided everything, including food, made the choice a simple one for Jennifer. Mr. Bobby and his staff were amazing as always.

Dusty and Jennifer met in Oregon. He was in Oregon for work, and in search of some coffee, visited Jennifer’s coffee shop. She was immediately smitten by his accent and his Southern boy charm. They continued to get to know each other in the mornings when he came in before work. They continued to bond over their talks, love of Mexican food and strawberry margaritas. In December of 2018, Dusty purposed. He had asked Jennifer’s dad a few weeks previous and to surprise her he printed out the conversation with her dad and put it in a necklace box. Then he got down on one knee and she said a huge YES!!!

The only way to describe Jennifer and Dusty as a couple is fire. These two are so in love, she is joyful and bubbly, he is devoted to her. I loved watching how they interacted the day of the wedding. The smiles, the touches, the beauty that is a full and completely devoted love for one another.

Since most of Jennifer’s side of the family came in from Oregon, the couple surprised them with a crawfish boil for the rehearsal dinner and some fun around New Orleans. I was reminded how different our weather is when the guest were saying how hot it was. Humidity in Louisiana sure takes a minute to get use to. 

Jennifer & Dusty,

I had an amazing time capturing your day. What a wonderful group of family and friends were present. The support you received and the love showered upon you was beautiful to witness. I pray you are blessed each and every day as you walk through life together. May you love continue to grow and you keep that sweet beautiful connection. Thank you again for having me witness and capture your day!!!

Much Love.


Ceremony & Reception Venue: Southern Oaks |  Florist: DIY by the bride’s sister – in –law Richae Hume | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Make-up & Hair: Make-up Melt Down |  Bridal Gown:  Galina Signature from David’s Bridal | Shoes: Antonio Melani | Photography: Suzy G Photography | Second Shooter: Quinton Garland



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