Southern Charm Wedding Ideas

I’m a sucker for all things southern-inspired, and this shoot from Catherine Guidry and Alyssa Arlene Events hits the nail on the head. Put together in sweet Louisiana, this session mixes lush floral arrangements from Root Floral Design with a drool-worthy dessert bar from Indulge for a special treat to brighten our day.

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From the photographer, Catherine: The purpose for this shoot was to bring southern weddings vendors together in hopes of inspiring brides to use cultural and local elements that are native to their area. The wedding was styled in a way that took what is unique to this region and made it fitting for the event.

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This secret southern inspired shoot is set in the overgrown gardens of Maison Madeleine on the banks of Lake Martin. The gardens set the stage for this intimate, semi-formal, fall event. The colors for the event are eggplant, ivory, garnet, and persimmon: a colorful and rich palette for Fall.

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The groom wore a seersucker suit with patterned bow-tie and the bride wore a simple, short dress… perfect for the warm Louisiana atmosphere. Her details included a fabulous parasol and wide-brimmed hat as well as vintage reconstructed jewelry. Types of flowers featured include garden roses, dahlias, peonies, ranunculus, and hanging amaranthus. The flowers are also accented with gold ribbon and displayed in a variety of containers including cast-iron pots, skillets, and silver cast alligator heads.

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Breaux Bridge, LA / Photographer: Catherine Guidry / Event Planner: Alyssa Arlene Events / Floral Design: Root Floral Design / Venue: Maison Madeleine / Dress: 7 Chics / Makeup Artist: Sara Buteaux / Jewelry: Joli Pétale / Men’s Attire: Brothers on the Boulevard / Caterer: Jefferson Street Pub / Desserts: Indulge / Wedding Invitations: Inkling Design Studio

  1. Hi!
    What a wonderful wedding, i love it:!
    I am taking a lot of ideas for mine which is planned next september 🙂
    would that be possible to know where we can purchase the paper such as the invitation or the menus? on internet?
    That would be lovely!

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