It was early November, 75 degrees, and not a cloud in sight. The chairs were placed perfectly and the chandeliers were hanging from the oaks as if an extension of the moss covered limbs. As the candles were lit, and the petals floated down the aisle, it all began to sink in. Lauren and Stephen were getting married. In a matter of moments, she would walk arm-in-arm with her father, and I would be fighting back the the great flood that was my tears.

She was beautiful. It was beautiful. Hints of green, cobalt blue, and Southern Proper magnolia ties excited any love-loving guest and the reception wasn't one to disappoint. Walking through the great wooden doors of Chesterton Square, attendees were greeted with a colorful candy bar, an amazing groom's cake, heart-melting hydrangea centerpieces, and the best New Orleans dishes begging for your immediate consumption (of which I obliged).

The night ended with lots of dancing, lots of laughs, lots of cake, and a few cocktails (you pick the white lie on that list). Lauren and Stephen were showered with hundreds of white petals as they hopped in a Rolls Royce and departed to the beginning of their new life. Now enough of my mushy recollection...it's time for you to experience this wedding yourself. Go ahead, scroll on.

(Psst...Click on any photo for instant zoom and slideshow) 

Something blue. 

Game day prep! 

Hunter Wellies? Yes, please. 

Bridesmaids in monogrammed button-ups. Simply adorable. 

Mother of the bride, Mrs. Cindy Poche.


All the deets.

Delta Gam.

First look.

Ah... the Rolls. 

Cake pull! 

Wedding Planner/Florist: Bobbi Rice
Photographer: Robby Klein
Bride's Hair and Make-up: Paris Parker Aveda Salon
Bridal Party Hair/Make-up: Emily Maurer
Cake: Cocoa Bean Bakery 
Rolls Royce: Avenue Limousine in New Orleans
Men's Ties: Southern Proper
Bride's Outfit: Bridal Boutique of Baton Rouge, Manolo Blahnik, Hunter Wellington
Rings: Aucoin Hart


Vintage at Heart

Good day all! Today while taking a little 'work-break' I stumbled upon a Facebook page of the Erstwhile Jewelry Company located in New York. This place specializes in jewelry of the:
19th century Victorian, Edwardian, French Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Retro 40's.
Needless to say, I had to pick up my slack-jaw as I was scrolling through the site's pieces. And, because I know y'all love engagement rings just as much as me, I chose a few that I thought you'd like to ogle. Go forth. Indulge.

$4,000 .70 Carat Old European Cut Diamond

$7,000 .93 Carat Old European Cut

 $8,700 .94 Carat Old European Cut

 $20,000 1.75 Carat Old European Cut Diamond by Raymond C. Yard

$49,000 3.09 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond Art Deco


Right Next to You

My little love, McKensie Lackey recently sent me this adorable engagement video. Although I'm not crazy about the finale dance, the signs got my insides all warm and fuzzy. If you can't read the posters well, don't fret...there is a recap at the end! Go ahead, indulge. (P.S. Get your hankies ready for minute 3:34)