Jordyn Meranto + Josh Williams
Wedding theme: Fairytale
Colors: Blush Pink & Glitter Gold
Ceremony Took Place: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception: Bay Saint Louis Community Center
Wedding Planner: Professional Events, LLC - Beth Seymour
Photographer: Frames By Destiny, Gulf Portraits
Places Couple Registered: Target and Bed Bath & Beyond
Invitations: Southern Printing
Rehearsal Dinner: Sacred Heart Community Hall
Florals by: Pine Hills Floral Designs-Rachel Bond
Wedding ceremony music: Kyle Lizana, Matt Ladner, Myles Ladner
Wedding Officiated by: Father Michael O’Connor
Maid of Honor: Whitley Lawler
Best Man: Crockett Woodcock
Groomsmen: Justin Archer, Randon Necaise, Bryce Maggiore, Blake Meranto, Kord McCarty, Lance Strahan, Kyle Meranto, Colton Ladner, Brandon Suit, Brandon Hess, Dreisson Necaise
Bridesmaids: Ashlen Bissell, Kristyn McGuire, Rycki Haas, Kristen Brewer, Halie Elchos, Amber Meranto, Courtney Moran, Jessica Suit, Stephan Haas, Kirstie Hess, Nicole Zulli
Bride wore: Allure Bridals
Mother of the Bride wore: Cameron Blake
Time of day: 6:00PM
Weather: Clear skies—High 60---Low 50---Perfect
Most Romantic Moment: In the limo after the ceremony. It was our moment to just take a deep breath and enjoy our first moments of marriage together.
Catering: Mikey’s On The Bayou & Lance Cuevas
The Reception Menu: Crawfish Mikey, Crab Claws, Carving Station with different meats, gumbo, jambalya, pulled pork, brisket, fruit and vegetable design
The Most Talked About Food Item: Dessert was an Oreo cookie display with an ice sculpture that kept the milk cold
Cakes by: Jenny Seymour & Bizzy Bakers
Favorite toast: Cake toast
Best Dancer at the Reception: Sherie Bissell, Derek Palmer & Dreisson Necaise
The "wow factor" of your wedding/reception that everyone talked about: The entrance, hanging cake, and ice sculpture.
Lighting: Gulf South Productions
Videography: Lifehouse Wedding Films
Transportation: King Limo
Rentals: ABC Rental, JKL Events
Honeymoon location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Bride's favorite part of the entire event: We asked all married couples to get on the dance floor, while our band played Look at Us by Vince Gill. Josh and I stayed on the dance floor the entire time in search of the couple that has been married the longest.
After about 20 seconds of everyone dancing, they asked everyone that was married for less than a year to get off of the dance floor. This went on every 20 seconds or so until we had one couple left on the dance floor with us. After we danced to the last part of the song together, we asked them to tell us their secret to a long marriage. It truly was such a special moment!
Groom's favorite part of the entire event: Swinging on the cake stand
Gifts for Wedding Party: Monogrammed sweaters, wine glasses, jewelry. For the guys - Etched toast glass & wedding day socks.
Ginger's Tips For a Standout Wedding
What's Most Important?
This is one of those topics that I can't discuss enough. Whether you have an unlimited budget or the most modest budget - make those dollars worth it! Spend your money on what's most important to you. Is it a designer gown? Gourmet food?
I believe you should consider decor as the most important part of your budget. Why? Because this is what creates the overall feel of the entire event. I'd much rather have a gorgeous wedding and reception with no detail missed than an overpriced designer gown. Also, if budget is an issue, consider a few fabulous gourmet food stations instead of a large ordinary buffet. Happy planning & much love!
XOXO - Ginger