Breathtaking Louisiana Wedding by Ardent Studio

Kunbi O / Thursday October 10, 2013
It has been a fun week here at AP and we’re not done yet. Today for your drooling pleasure, we have Lan and Loc’s uber glamorous Gretna, Louisiana wedding. Excuse us while we pick our jaws up from the floor. Every inch of this wedding designed by the talented folks at Wink, is just..stunning, and we could not be more in love. I mean they had a suspended cake for goodness sake. Talk about a wedding after our heart. The perfection cannot be put in words so we’ll let the pictures do the rest.
Inspiration: I wanted the ultimate glam but romantic wedding scene. I wanted lots and lots of crystals infused with my favorite color- lilac. I basically gave our wedding planner Wink a few ideas of what I wanted and they made the magic happen.

Favorite Memory: Having my camera shy dad walk me down the aisle and having my best friend waiting at the other end waiting to marry me. We didn’t see each other the morning of and it was his first time seeing the gown. That split second when we caught each other’s glance down the aisle totally had that cheesy only-in-the-movies feel. I felt like a princess and every girl deserves that once in their life.
Tribute: I wanted to make sure that my mom played a big part of our wedding day. She passed away last year and we had a memorial candle for her at the ceremony and a memorial table for her at the reception. We also had pictures of how we remembered her placed on two tables and I think everyone who knew and loved my mom could feel her amazing presence that day.
Probably my second favorite aspect of the wedding (besides finally being married) was our suspended wedding cake.
Bride’s Advice: You only get this magical day once in your life. Allow yourself enjoy every minute of it. Not everything will go as planned, just relax and don’t let yourself sweat the small stuff, you’ll realize it will all come together and be perfect. Once your gown is on and you’re all dolled up, take a second to just admire your beauty as a blushing bride. This memory will be priceless because I feel all brides need to know they’re beautiful no matter what.
Vendors: Photography: Ardent Studio | Videography: Load It Productions | Event Planning and Design: Wink Event Planning | Prep: Baymont Inn and Suites | Ceremony: St Joseph Gretna | Reception: Panda King | Hair and Makeup: AristoCatBeauty | Florist: Bella Blooms Floral | Cake: Royal Cakery | Lighting and Candles: Bella Blooms Floral