When she caught the bouquet at her uncle’s wedding, Andrea didn’t really expect to be the next one to walk down the aisle. Little did she know, her soon-to-be finance, Daniel was planning the perfect proposal in the the exact place they first said “I love you” to each other several years previously.
The day after Andrea caught the bouquet, Daniel picked up Andrea to go for a quick work out in Lafreniere Park. While they were cooling down, Daniel dropped to one knee and asked for Andrea’s hand in marriage. Of course she said “yes!”
Planning the perfect wedding, Andrea made sure that their faith, love, and family were highlighted.
Daniel was able to invite his 94-year-old great-grandmother to witness his marriage, and Andrea had the privilege of using the rosary that her late grandmother used daily as a part of her bouquet.
Surrounded by love, Daniel and Andrea created their own happily ever after.
“Little did I know that the guy I met unexpectedly eight years ago would be the love of my life and the guy I would marry,” Andrea says. “To this day, I still feel extremely blessed that Daniel is ‘my person.'”
PHOTOGRAPHER: Studio Tran | VIDEOGRAPHER: Lonely Eskimo Productions | GETTING READY LOCATION: Westin Canal Place | CEREMONY LOCATION: Holy Name of Jesus | OFFICIANT: Father John Payne | RECEPTION LOCATION + CATERER: The Pavillion of Two Sisters | REHEARSAL DINNER LOCATION: Vincent’s Italian Cuisine | BRIDAL GOWN: Mori Lee, Town & Country Blanc Bridal Couture | BRIDESMAIDS’: Sorella Vita Maid Your Way, Town & Country Blanc Bridal Couture | GROOM/GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Tuxedos to Geaux | FLORIST + LIGHTING: Ever After Floral | BAKERY: Swiss Confectionery (wedding cake) + Gambino’s (grooms cake) | CEREMONY MUSIC: Ashleigh Alleman + Scott Kizer | RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Calde | TRANSPORTATION: Bonomolo Transportation | HAIR: BLEU, a Blowdry Bar | MAKEUP: Lynna Vo |”DAY OF” WEDDING COORDINATOR: Elizabeth Burkhardt Events | DECOR RENTALS: Event Rental + Just Ask Rental | JEWLER: Aucoin Hart Jewelers | FAVORS: The Basketry – Crystal Hot Sauce | INVITATIONS: Lulu Roniger | OTHER: Jazzmen Brass Band + Epic Moment Photo Booth
"I had the honor and privlege of using my grandmother's rosary. My grandmother passed away when I was younger, so being able to wrap her rosary which she prayed with daily, around my bouquet meant everything to me and made our special that more special."
"I have to say that my favorite part was the "First Look". Being able to see spend some time with each other before the ceremony was such a wonderful experience."