I don’t think Peyton and Michael could have specially ordered a more perfect day for their wedding at the Destrehan Plantation Mule Barn. It was one of those perfect, crisp October days … the rare ones we get in Louisiana where it actually FEELS like fall! Very similar to the perfect day we had last year for their engagement session. And they certainly deserved it after everything they went through leading up to the wedding day. A day that was 10 years in the making!
Peyton and Michael’s day began with them getting ready on the grounds of the plantation, in two little cottages located on the property. This made everything about the wedding day so convenient and the property is so beautiful, there is plenty of space for portraits! The colors of the wedding were also gorgeous. The bridesmaids all had different pastel colors on and the bouquets (as well as the rest of the floral arrangements, made by her mom) pulled in all the colors so well. Peyton and Michael had also decided on a first look where they also read their own vows to each other. This is such a sweet tradition that we are seeing recently. It gives the bride and groom a private moment to relax and truly listen to what they are promising each other. Of course, it also means we have additional time for bride and groom portraits!
The ceremony was held under a gigantic oak tree, right next to the mule barn. There were more floral arrangements, again made by Peyton’s mom. I was so impressed by the florals – it was all gorgeous! The ceremony was one of the most entertaining ones we’ve seen in a while. The officiant, Alonzo Campbell, did a great job of incorporating Peyton and Michael’s relationship into the ceremony. I knew they had been together for 10 years but I didn’t realize they were 13 and 15 when they first met! What a sweet love story – the kind you rarely hear about these days. Not only have these two grown up together, but their respective families have watched them both grow from young teenagers into successful adults. It was really so special to see them join their lives and their families together.
Once the ceremony was over, the party really began. Peyton had specially asked for us to capture all of the dancing and the second the music started, we realized why! Everyone had such a great time and the dance floor stayed full the whole night. It was the perfect way to celebrate these two!
Prep / Ceremony / Reception: Destrehan Plantation, Mule Barn
Wedding Dress: Bridal Corner
Hair and Make-Up: Lauren Beth Beauty
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Florist: Bride’s mother, Carla Brown
Groom’s Attire: Norman’s Tuxedos
DJ: Darren Mayon
Painter: Pappion Artistry
Second Photographer: Amanda Broussard