We're always so blessed to be able to share in the most important day of our couples' lives. Our time with Stacie and Bryan was no exception.
On a beautiful January day we headed over to Crowley as the bride got ready at the Crowley Rice Cottage. This great home provided such a beautiful setting for Stacie and her bridesmaids to get ready, laugh together, and share so many stories reflecting the collective love that everyone has for the couple.
From there we made the quick jaunt to Eunice for the exceptional wedding Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church. The celebrant shared some great insight to the couple flavored with a little levity as well. We're able to highlight a few of Father's comments in the video, and the beauty of the church is impossible to ignore. I love seeing Bryan's reaction to Stacie as she enters the church and the ease at which Stacie and her father come down the aisle.
The big day ended back in Crowley at Le Grand Hall of the Grand Opera House of the South. Having made our first trip to Crowley to be apart of this wedding, I had never seen this place before; but now I know I will be back. The opera house was a stunning place to host a wedding reception and provided some really unique opportunities for featuring the bride and groom. We think you'll enjoy some of the shots on stage we got with them.
You can see in the trailer that Stacie and Bryan had amazing energy throughout their wedding. It almost jumps out of the screen and makes you want to join in the dancing. Of course their family and friends were happy to match the excitement levels which made for some great dancing throughout the reception. You can see the results for yourself above.
Special shout out to Kate Cook, wedding coordinator extraordinaire, for doing the heavy lifting on the planning of this day which featured lots of moving parts. Every little detail was perfect and is a compliment to her. Also more thanks need to be given to our friend Amanda and the rest of her team with Brandon O'Neal Photography. She's a consummate professional and exceedingly fun and easy to work with on capturing the day.
Thanks again to Stacie, Bryan, and their entire family for inviting us along for the ride. We hope you have a great experience watching this trailer; and can't wait for you to see the entire film.
Second Shooter - Rebecca Richard
Wedding Coordinator - Kate Cook (www.kbcookweddings.com)
Photographer - Amanda Ratcliff (www.brandononealphotography.com)
Bridal Prep - Crowley Rice Cottage (www.crowleyricecottage.com/)
Ceremony - St. Anthony of Padua Church (www.facebook.com/stanthonyeunice)
Reception - Le Grand Hall (www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Grand-Hall/274718979300510)
Cake - Sweet Southern Ladies (www.twosweetsisters.com)
Music - Todd Ortego
Make-up - Amy Gomez (www.facebook.com/LadyRedMakeup
Hair - Emily Leger
Live Wedding Painter - Keith Morris (http://keithgmorris.wordpress.com)
Song Licensed at the Music Bed