REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

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REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

The first thing Jennifer did after saying "Yes" was to find her dress. After two weeks of shopping and trying on 50 dresses, she found the one that was "meant to be."

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

"The bridesmaids wore an elegant Tiffany chiffon designed by Belsoie by Jasmine in the style of their own choosing, each carrying a mixture of ivory and blush rose bouquets."

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church where Jennifer and Sam said their vows is so newly built that their wedding was only the third ever held in the church.

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

Jennifer arrived at the church in a vintage 1951 Rolls Royce.

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

"Tristan, Sam's nephew, carried a sign down the aisle that said, "Uncle Doo, Here comes your Bride," a nickname they called Sam since the children were young. Tristan was accompanied by Leyla, who was our flower girl."

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

Jennifer was escorted down the aisle by Emile Cardinale.

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}
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REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}
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REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

Jennifer and Sam's bridal party: Chelsi Chiasson, Matron of Honor, and bridesmaids Leah Gravois, Tracey Ordone, Kimberly Cousin, Ivonne Bermudez, Kandi Novak, and Jennifer White with Jimmy Laurent, Best Man, and groomsmen Charlie Laurent, Tim Ordone, Nathan Wright, Aaron Parsons, Rusty Latiolais, and Clay Leon

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

"Some might have thought we were crazy, sometimes even we thought we were crazy." -Jennifer, commenting on their 90 days of planning time between her saying "Yes" to the day they said "I do."

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

REAL WEDDING :: JENNIFER + SAM {Love on Arrival}

You Complete Me.

Jennifer and Sam met through mutual friends in 2011 and in 2012 became a couple. Four years later, Sam planned a birthday surprise and proposed to Jennifer in front of their closest family and friends with a gorgeous 3 carat cushion cut split shank ring by Keith Miller.

The two literally dove into wedding planning the day after the proposal. Instead of a year or more of planning, the two decided to focus their efforts and planned their June wedding in just three months!

“You could say we put a self-imposed time limit on our wedding,” shares Jennifer. “Every bride and groom has things that are important to them, and while the wedding is important, the time that follows is most important.”

Although the task may have seemed overwhelming, they managed to create their dream wedding!

See Jennifer + Sam’s feature in our 2016 Fall+Winter Print Edition below and click through the gallery above to see more photos!

FEATURING:

PHOTOGRAPHER: Stacy Marks | BRIDE’S AND BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Linda Lee Bridal + Boutique | CEREMONY: Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church | OFFICIANT: Father Rodney Bourg | CEREMONY MUSIC: Lindsey Cardinale + Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s Music Director | RECEPTION: Fleur de Lis Event Center | MENSWEAR: Top Hat Tuxedo | FLORALS: Donna Wolf | BAKERY: Paul’s Pastry, Picayune | HAIR: About Face | MAKEUP: Ceceilia Rojas | DECOR RENTALS: Southern Hospitality,Tent Man + Just Ask Rentals | PLANNER: Bride’s friend and bridesmaid, Tracey Ordone

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Jessica Burke

Hi, I'm Jessica Burke, the Publisher of New Orleans Weddings Magazine. If you love New Orleans and you love weddings, you're in the right place for lots of great inspiration and ideas.

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