Four years ago today, I married my best friend.
My family and bridesmaids all stayed in a hotel in the french quarter, and we all got ready together in our presidential suite.
Our ceremony was at First Baptist Church New Orleans.
we had a 6:30pm ceremony with over 240 of my closest friends
After the ceremony, we were whisked away in a limo, and we all followed the police escort to Southern Oaks Plantation.
We had a big surprise waiting for us. The amazing owners had surprised us and had a horse and carriage waiting for us. We rode and followed a New Orleans Jazz band around the grounds as guests watched.
But it wasn’t over there. The carriage parked in front of the plantation, and while the band continued to play, we were treated with an amazing fireworks show in our honor!
We were taken inside where we took pictures while the guests began to eat and get settled in. The bridal party had our own food and drinks to keep us sane while we took pictures.
After we were done with pictures, Bobby and I were brought into a room with a table with food just for us, and a guard at the door so no one could bother us! Most couples don’t get to eat at their own wedding because they are busy dancing, having fun, and thanking guests. Southern Oaks has AMAZING food and they want you to get some time alone and some nourishment, so I think this is a GREAT perk.
e had our fill, we were announced and had our first dance, and father daughter dance.
We had an amazing live band and had a great time dancing the night away!
After awhile, it was time to cut the cake. Another thing I loved about Southern Oaks, is Bobby and I, and both sets of parents had our own personal assistant who did everything for us. brought us drinks, bustled my train, told us when it was time to cut the cake, etc. so we didn’t have to do anything!
Here is my cake I designed myself.
We had a blast with our friends!
and we capped off a great night the way you must at a wedding in New Orleans…with the second line dance!
and now, my favorite part! If you would like to see our two recap videos (They are short, just the length of a song each) go HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page, we are the last two recaps!
I know this was long so kudos if you read the whole thing!
HAPPY 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BOBBY!
Cate @ My Running Ambition says
Such beautiful pictures girl! Congrats on 4 years! You have been through a lot lately with your move stuff so hopefully this day will be a ray of sunshine!!
thanks so much! I hope so too!
Happy Anniversary! I love the boas your bridesmaids are rocking. So much fun!
haha yeah we had those at the lingere party then busted them out at the reception!
Beautiful wedding. Beautiful cake! You looked stunning! Happy Anniversary and many, many more!
thank you so much! 🙂
Happy Anniversary….27 yrs in June I married my best friend…and he still is the most wonderful man God could’ve chosen for me…we’ve both become more of what God intended….
Good luck on your upcoming marathon!
thats so awesome! I love it! 🙂
Can’t believe its been four years! We had sooo much fun celebrating with ya’ll!
I know! I feel old. I just finished watching the recap videos and crying lol!
That’s awesome!! Happy Anniversary! I have two questions.. what is a second line dance? It’s looks fun! And, does one of your groomsmen wear a eye patch? I am intrigued as to what happened…
thats bobby’s brother, he had a 4-wheeler accident as a child and has a glass eye but sometimes wears a patch.
2nd line dance is a NOLA wedding tradition. Imagine Jazz music, the bride and groom with umbrellas, and everyone follows them around waving napkins around in the air dancing. its fun!!
Congratulations on four years! Your pictures are beautiful and I hope your love continues to increase with each day.
Happy Anniversary! Looking at those photos, you sure had an amazing wedding day, and you looked so pretty!
aw thanks, it was super fun!
Happy anniversary! I LOVE your DRESS!!!!!!!! Super pretty and princess like! 😀
And the cake looks wonderful! I love the colors!
thank you! when I saw that dress online I knew it was the one before I saw it in person!
Happy Anniversary!!! SUCH a beautiful bride 🙂
aw thank you 🙂
Happy Anniversary!! Beautiful wedding pictures 🙂
thanks! your comment was in my spam folder for some reason!
happy anniversary! what a beautiful wedding and beautiful bride you were!
Thanks girl! You are sweet!
I hope you had a great day!! It’s funny reliving your pictures…your wedding was only a few months ahead of mine! Time flies so fast!
Aww I love looking at your wedding pics 🙂 Happy anniversary! Have a safe, wonderful trip!
OH my gosh- i love wedding pics!! HAPPY ANNY girl!! you are beautiful!
the dawn says
oh my word! your dress is so beautiful!!!!! looks like it was a perfect day!
Jude (JBM02) says
What truly beautiful pictures, beautiful bride, totally awesome. Everyone looks so happy and relaxed. What a wonderful day. Happy Anniversary!!!
20 years this October for Sean and me. Holy cow – time really does fly. Still seems like yesterday…
Joanne S. says
What lovely wedding pictures! Weirdly I had the same wedding dress as you when I got married 3 and a half years ago! Capri Lynnette, right? Happy anniversary xx
haha yup! I had forgotten the name!
you made such a beautiful southern bride! your dress is so tasteful! and love your colors! I always wanted my wedding colors to be tiffany blue and yellow
thanks! it was a fun day!
Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking says
Oh my goodness what an amazing wedding!Everything was just beautiful and you did a wonderful job designing the cake. I am new to your blog. Glad I found it.
hi! thanks for stopping by!
I loved my wedding!