Bay Bride - December 2015
Heather Ladner + Todd Smith
September 19, 2015
photography by Sean Smith
A heartfelt ceremony and a rousing reception unite these two Mississippi State grads!
Hair and Makeup: Lynette Frazier
French Potager, Martha Butler
Time of day: 6:30 pm
Wedding ceremony music: Emily Gruzinska (vocals) & Geri Roberts (piano/organ)
Wedding Officiated by: Father Michael Marascalco
Matron of Honor: Christine Weakley
Maid of Honor: Hillary Ladner
Best Man: Mike Smith (groom's father)
Most Romantic Moment: Our first dance.
Wedding reception music: Isis
Catering: My parents organized all the catering. They cooked most of the items, but our friends and family also contributed.
The Reception Menu: We had a Cajun themed spread - Prime Rib, Gumbo, Pasta Salad, Shrimp Creole, Crawfish pies, Shrimp & White Beans, Pastalaya, Jambalya
The Most Talked About Food Item:
Mimi's Sweets Table
My grandmother is known for her incredible sweet treats. I came up with this wild dream to have her make all sorts of sweets for the wedding and we would have one table dedicated for her baking. People loved it. There was nothing left on the table at the end of the night! She made pecan mini muffins, all sorts of cakes, pralines, Mexican wedding cookies, and so much more! I still have people asking for the recipes. What made it so special is that everything on the table was handmade with love!
Lighting: Southern Productions
Videography: Matt Barrett
Rentals: Southern Productions and ABC Rental
Honeymoon location: Sandals LaSource Grenada
Bride's favorite part of the entire event: I loved the band. All I wanted was a good band and Isis definitely lived up to my dreams! I danced the entire night with my most favorite people in the world!
Groom's favorite part of the entire event: Hahaha... probably the fact that it was over!
Gifts for Wedding Party:
Men: Boss cups and maroon Bulldog socks
Women: Kate Spade earrings, monogrammed Colombia fishing shirts, & bags
Guest Favors: Cowbells
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