Lauren and Austin’s wedding ceremony took place at St. John Berchman’s Cathedral in Shreveport, LA with aisles lined with fresh pomegranates and olive branches. The detail-packed outdoor, Louisiana reception was set on the bride and groom’s lot of their future home. The idea was a small, rustic, European-styled seated and plated dinner under the oak tree with 90 guests. The forecast called for a 90% chance of rain, and it wasn’t wrong. The tent that was supposed to cover a small seating area was enlarged to cover the entire event, and not an ounce of detail was lost. This wedding is truly an inspirational ending to the dreaded “what do I do if it rains on my outdoor wedding?” question that the bride herself googled for 2 weeks straight. Guests kicked off their shoes and had the best celebration in mud up to their ankles. The photos turned out absolutely beautiful despite the FLOOD. Quality vendors are so important from hair that frizzes gracefully, to makeup that stays put, hot food that is served in a downpour, and of course, THE TENT that single-handedly saved the day.
The bride is a stationer and calligrapher herself and obsesses over detail. She designed and created her own save-the-dates, invitation suite, seating chart, and endless “day of” details like programs, menus, favor tags, flower cones, corn hole boards and bean bags, custom ice cream signs that incorporated the couple’s dogs, and cocktail napkins. The gate to their property and the Catholic church they were married in were both parts of the suite that add such a personal and special touch to the stationery.
The most important detail was the list of vendors that went above and beyond in the rain to keep the mood from dampening. The entire event was a celebration and the guests even stayed well past the ending and into the cleanup. The jeep that was decorated with a fresh garland, “just married” sign calligraphed by the bride, and cans even had to be used to winch out a truck that was stuck in the mud. The bride and groom had a blast, and heard over and over they had “the most fun wedding” many of the guests had ever been to. The rain might have even made it better.