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Andrea + Tres’ evening nuptials at the Southern Oaks Plantation in New Orleans combines a touch of glam with down-South charm. Andrea walked down the aisle with a beautiful bouquet of white roses, courtesy of Fat Cat Flowers, and some killer blue Christian Louboutin pumps. I love that Andrea had her nine bridesmaids, wearing Watters dresses, carry single magnolia blooms down the aisle. The newlyweds rode away in a horse and carriage after being pronounced husband and wife as fireworks shot off in the background–now that’s the way to celebrate a marriage! Thanks Armosa Studios for sharing this gem!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met at work. Tres had just moved to Memphis from Knoxville, and a big group of our work friends were going to dinner after work. After dinner, the two of us got into deep conversation. We were having so much fun talking to each other that when we finally looked up, all of our friends had left!
Describe the proposal. It was perfect. We had just left Napa Valley after wine tasting for a few days and were headed to San Francisco for the rest of the week. We drove to a park overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, and Tres asked me there. Aside from the wedding, it was the most exciting day of my life. There’s a funny story that I have to mention, though. Tres set up the video camera so we could wave into it in front of the Golden Gate Bridge when what he really wanted was for our proposal to be on camera so my parents could see it when we returned. After the proposal, we couldn’t wait to watch it. We got in the car and turned on the camera. The shot of us waving was perfect, but literally the second Tres got down on his knee to propose, the wind moved the camera so that the only thing seen was the Golden Gate Bridge. We still laugh about it and, bridge or not, I love that we have some of it on camera!
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Timeless, fun, perfection
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Everything about our wedding was Southern! Our theme was Southern vintage, and our venue, Southern Oaks Plantation, set the tone for all the details. The front lawn of the antebellum home served as our ceremony site with a horse and carriage incorporated into the ceremony. Magnolias played a big role in our wedding, as I’m from Mississippi, and it’s the state flower. My girls carried magnolias down the aisle, and magnolias were also included on our invitations and our wedding cake. To give the guys a Southern touch, they wore cotton bloom boutonnieres. The food was completely New Orleans style with everything from jambalaya and gumbo to crawfish and oysters being served.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I went to Atlanta to find the dress of my dreams with my my mom, grandmother, aunt and cousin, who all came in from Austin, TX. It only took two places and about 10 dresses before I put on the one I loved most. I knew I wanted a dropped waist silhouette and a sweetheart neckline, but not taffeta. Well, the perfect dress just happened to be taffeta! My advice? Never say never!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Gorgeous! Pink and turquoise is my all time favorite color combination, and her shoes are AMAZING :) And I love the bowties and her perfect birdcage veil…just everything is so beautiful! Congratulations to the lovely couple!

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    Those blue pumps look so cute, wonder where she got ’em

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi there! Andrea’s fab pumps are, unsurprisingly, Christian Louboutins :)

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We’re only two days out from Christmas, ladies + gents!! Who’s excited?! The SW office, that’s who! To tide us over until the 25th, we bring you this delightful slice of wedding inspiration. A collaboration between LMG Events and Chudleigh Photography, this shoot is as sweet as a sugarplum.

Clean + crisp paper products from Pink Piggy Design welcome guests (a handsome groom doesn’t hurt, either!).

A hot cocoa bar is the perfect way to warm guests after they come in from the cold! Love this idea for holiday parties and winter weddings alike.

I am loving the team’s bridal styling! It’s so rare to see long sleeves these days, but this shoot shows they can be chic and glamorous. The gown is by Atelier Aimee from Alta Moda Bridal, and the hair and makeup styling is by Studio Enizio.

I am not the hugest fan of purple in general, but I think it’s a fresh and elegant choice for a winter soiree. This table design certainly proves my point, I think!

And last but not least, the cake. HELLOOOO, gorgeous cake, courtesy of Pink Peach Cakes!

Thanks so much for sending this shoot our way, Chudleighs! We’ll consider it an early Christmas present.

The talented vendors involved:

Event Design and Production: LMG Events // Photography: Chudleigh Photography // Venue: Wadley Farms // Bride’s Gown: Atelier Aimee, Alta Moda Bridal // Bride’s Hair and Makeup Styling: Studio Enizio // Bride’s Necklace and Shoes: Nordstrom // Bride’s Earrings: Apt 202 Boutique // Floral Design: Studio Stems // Stationery: Pink Piggy Design // Cakes: Pink Peach Cakes // Holiday Tree: Modern Display // Head Table: CG Sparks // Chair and Linen Rental: Diamond Rentals

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Kelly Sauer reply

    Man, I comment here so often, I know I’m running the risk of saying too much – but I’ll take the risk! You gals have such exquisite taste, and this elegant session is no exception! What a perfect feature for Christmas week!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Aww thank you, Kelly! What a wonderful comment :) And you can’t chime in here too often!

    • avatar snowygreen reply

      Emily: hi, is there a direct link to the dress or a style number, i am dying to find this dress for myself, it is so hard to find dresses with sleeves that are pretty! thank you!

    • avatar Paula reply

      The combination of colors with purple looks magnificent !!!

  2. avatar Katherine {flower & honey} reply

    Not a single detail I don’t love! Her dress is breath-taking…

  3. avatar Gina Meola reply

    That gown is TO DIE FOR!!

  4. avatar Brit @ Landlocked Bride reply

    Love the sweet details and hot cocoa bar. And, I actually really love the purple for a holiday wedding. It’s a wonderful twist, especially when used with gold accents. And, love the cake display. It’s great to see an array of dessert options (even if it is just cake!).

  5. avatar Erin reply

    You’re right–it IS so rare to see a long sleeve dress. I feel like EVERYTHING these days is strapless. This reminds me of the photos of Ivanna Trump’s wedding/dress. Absolutely beautiful!!! I LOVE the cocoa and cider!

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    Purple is a fantastic choice for a winter wedding. It makes you feel warm just looking at it! I adore how it’s been brought to life here. The gorgeous wedding stationery to the cute cocoa bar. And pure genius to the heart shaped marshmellows!!!

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  10. avatar Emily reply

    Hi, SnowyGreen! The dress is by Atelier Aimee, and the style name is Gallura. Isn’t it beautiful? Hope that helps!

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  12. avatar Maysem reply

    Everything looked gorgeous!

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  27. avatar Linda reply

    What a gorgeous wedding dress and I love the beautiful purple wedding details.

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