Our South-Louisiana Winter Wedding
My husband and I have been married for a little over a year, and we still like to pull out our wedding pictures and video and reminisce. I thought I'd share our story with you!
We were married January 27, 2007 after a seven-year courtship. My only stipulation on the date was that we were NOT getting married in the months of June through October because it is just way too hot here! So we chose January, and the plans were underway.
I had very little luck when shopping for my dress. I knew I wanted something other than the typical strapless dress, but I wasn't sure what. A few years ago, the Prince of Spain was married and I remembered the bride's dress was lovely - with long sleeves and a regal collar. The more I thought about it, the more I knew I wanted THAT to be my dress because it seemed so fitting for the time of year we'd chosen. We found a couturier in New Orleans who could make a similar dress just from photos we provided. The process was really cool...after we had the silohuette, she sent the dress (in pieces!) to Pakistan to be embroidered with silver thread, pearls, and crystals. Then, they sent it back (still in pieces), where she sewed the final dress together after a few more fittings.
I didn't want a winter-themed wedding, so rather than going with icy tones, I decided to use subdued shades of seashell, persimmon, and violet. I allowed the caterer to explore her creativity, saying only that if it could look like a sushi bar, I'd be cool with that. We had about 200 people there, and my goal throughout the process was to have a very simple, understated, and elegant affair that didn't completely break the bank! Here are the results: