How did you meet and how long have you been together?
Kirk and I met a few years ago when New Orleans was hosting the Superbowl. I went to an event in the city with my roommate and ran into a group of boys who had gone to high school with her now husband. Kirk was among them. I remember leaning over and saying, “I want to meet that guy.” We did, and it wasn’t until several months later when we ran into each other again at Jazz Fest. I saw him from a distance as I was going back to join my group, and quickly sloshed through the mud to say hello. We chatted for a couple minutes and that was that. About a month or so later he finally asked for my phone number! We went on our first official date to Katie’s in New Orleans and after 4 years of dating, here we are, ready to tie the knot! (from our wedding website)
What were your highlights of the day? Were there any surprises?
Definitely Kirk’s dance moves! He hardly ever dances, and was very nervous about the attending leading up to the wedding then all of sudden he was killin’ it on the dance floor!
What advice would you give to other couples planning their day?
As soon as you wake up that morning, let go of all the planning! At that point, everything is out of your control. Focus on the real reason for the day, not just the party!
Ceremony Location | What made you decide to get married there?
I grew up going to Our Lady of the Lake. We had initially thought we would get married in New Orleans but the Easter before our wedding we went to mass at OLL with my parents and I just knew I didn’t want to get married anywhere else!
Reception Location | What made you decide to get married there?
It was a new venue in our hometown and thank goodness it was built. It was the perfect location for our crowd!
Videography – Bella Productions
Florist – Especially For You Floral
Wedding Cake – Maple Street Bakery
Wedding Dress Designer – Pronovias
Bridesmaids’ Dresses – Bella Bridesmaid
Getting Ready Attire (ex: robes, pajamas) – Target
Bride’s Hair Dresser – Courtney Graham
Makeup Artist – Janie Dowd and Triple B Beauty
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel – Tuxedos to Geaux
Reception Music – Souled Out
Event Rentals – Lovegood Rentals