Lara contacted us just a couple weeks before her wedding. She had a friend scheduled to shoot her wedding, but the friend had a family emergency and wouldn’t be able to make the trip to her wedding. Lara was so calm about it all and just knew it would all work out. We were so glad we were available so We made the trip to Baton Rouge to photograph at the gorgeous Houmas House plantation on the bank of the Mississippi River. We have heard all about this amazing place from several clients and photographers. We were thrilled when we walked in the gates!
The stunning bride found her gown in New York and just may be featured on Say Yes to the Dress….we’ll have to wait and see! But, she’s not just pretty….she’s talented too. Check out those amazing boutonnieres! Lara made those and she did most of the table details. Who knew burlap, lace, and cotton would look so amazing together. The cake (you know we tried it) was soooo good. The beautiful cakes made a long trip all the way from Pensacola to Baton Rouge. It’s always a pleasure to have a Betty Weber cake and super exciting to have one in Baton Rouge!
Brock and Samantha had a fantastic Southern Louisiana wedding in March. Brock saw wedding photos that we made of a family friend here in Pensacola nearly 3 years ago and he told his mom that he wanted two things at his wedding….. A crawfish boil, and Rae Leytham Photography. Well, he got both haha. The funny thing about it is that he wasn’t even dating anyone at the time. I’m picturing his first date with Samantha and Brock saying, “Hey Cutie pie, I’m going to marry you one day and we’re having a crawfish boil and Rae Leytham at our wedding.” Samantha is such a good sport! We really enjoyed their whole family and had a great time in Pine Prairie, LA for a couple of days at their wedding. We had never ventured that deep into the heart of Louisiana and it was a treat for us. We attended the rehearsal dinner and those mud bugs were as good as they look. The wedding was full of great treats too like the Crawfish Etouffee’ made by one of LA’s finest competitors and Samantha’s blue candy bar. Brock’s crawfish themed cake was tasty too!
We DID NOT pick up hitch hikers…. Here are a few wedding highlights. This is Brock’s grandmother’s front porch where she and his grandfather used to sit and rock before he passed. I think we made her tear up with this one…. Samantha has Irish heritage, so they had to include a bagpiper…. The wedding party broke out their shiny “Grillz” for the reception….