Last April, Avery and Joe invited me to their home in Shreveport, Louisiana to photography their wedding. It was absolutely stunning, and every detail was prepared so perfectly. Here are a few highlights as well as their all-star vendor team.
Interested in seeing their Super 8 highlight film? It’s one of my favorites to date. Watch it here.
Photography – Jamie Pratt Photos | Super 8 Video – Jamie Pratt Films | Planning – Delia Jeffcoat Events | Florals – Colony House | Catering – The Upper Crust | DJ – DJ Green Productions | Custom Wedding Logo – ECB Designs | Hair – Chemistry Hair Salon | Makeup – Aubre Clark
I flew to Shreveport the days before Avery and Joe’s wedding to get settled and ready for Saturday. It’s a quaint town, and driving through the neighborhoods to get to Avery’s mom’s house gave me a good picture of the area. Historic homes with so much character lined the streets, neighbors in their yards, a sweet and summery atmosphere.
Avery got ready in her childhood home with her mom and bridesmaids, a full spread of breakfast in the kitchen as girls came in and out of the sun room to have their hair and makeup done. I had my assistant photographer meet up with Joe and his groomsmen at the venue while I spent the morning with the girls. I love when couples choose to get ready in a place that’s sentimental. Obviously that is dependent on where you are and the capacity for your party, but when you have a gorgeous sunroom at your disposal, that is an absolutely perfect place to start.
The wedding itself was absolutely gorgeous, massive floral centerpieces on every table and an arch full of roses at the front of a row of 300 some chairs. Sweet words spoken and hands held and tears shed, and Avery and Joe were married. They didn’t however share their personal vows at the ceremony.. Instead when we slipped away for sunset photos, I stood far away while they shared a private moment together beneath the trees colored by the evening light.
Once we rejoined the reception, dinner was served, first dances were decorated by sunset and disco balls, and the party of the century was underway. They had so many fun props for their guests, from bright sunglasses to light up cowboy hats and personalized buttons with either the bride or the groom’s face on them. Eventually even ring pops were brought out along with donut holes and milk, and if it weren’t for an incoming thunderstorm, the evening might have gone on forever. It was one of the most fun weddings I’ve been a part of and it was such an honor to be there.
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