Combining Lisa’s love for Paris and all things French with Louis’ Cajun roots, we planned an elegant black, white and gold wedding at The Foundry and filled it with personal touches. All sorts of wonderful surprises punctuated the festivities: Lisa surprised Louis with an oil painting of their ceremony painted “en plein air” and then displayed during the reception to the delight of all, while the paint was still wet! Lisa also filmed a touching tribute video for Louis with their son Charlie, and presented it in lieu of a toast.
My favorite moments had to be the reading excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit discussing what it means to become “real”, read by two of the flower girls during the ceremony, and when another flower girl sang the song Adam Sandler performs in The Wedding Singer, “Grow Old With You” during the reception. The sweet sentiments perfectly captured the mood of the day.
Louis’ mother shared her family recipe for Crawfish Etoufee, and chef presented bite-sized portions for the guests to enjoy as an hors d’oeuvre. In addition to the French 75 and Classic Margarita cocktails, Lisa and Louis served a collection of their favorite wine out of their personal cellar to pair with the sumptuous dinner buffet. For their cake topper, Lisa and Louis had a 3D print created of themselves in their bridal attire (each went separately so as not to ruin the surprise of Lisa in her wedding dress, and then the image was overlaid). Congratulations, Lisa and Louis!
Coordination: Kirsten Smrtka | Photography: David Barss | Catering: Devil's Food | Floral: Floral Sunshine | Rentals: The Party Place | Beauty: Blossom + Beauty | Cinematography: Candy Glass Productions | Cake: Dream Cakes | DJ: NW Premiere Mobile DJ | Transportation: Lucky Limousine + Classic Chauffeur Company | Lighting + Rentals: Chad Dowling Productions | Child Care: NW Nanny