Marie LaFrance + Brent Richardson
September 17, 2016
photographer: Jessica Lumpkin,Grace Photography
Bay-Waveland accommodations for wedding party: Casa BSL
Rehearsal Dinner: Groom's Aunt. Pam Metzler had a sit down dinner at her home. With family as wait staff and bartender. She really out did herself. It's was absolutely wonderful.
Hair by: Brides: Chari Favre from Hair 90 and bridesmaid and mother of the bride by Kelly Coffelt Sulivan from K8 Style Studio (both located in Waveland)
Makeup by: Beth Breland at Face and Body Aesthetics
Florals by: Mary Turcotte at Bay Waveland Floral. Bridal Bouquet, Martha Whitney Butler, The French Potager.
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Wedding ceremony music: Charles Johnson- Vocalist
Rebecca Smith- Vocalist/ pianist
Wedding Officiated by: Deacon Eddie Renz
Matron of Honor: Leanne LaFrance Murray
Best Man: Mac Metzler
Readers: Lindsay Adam, Lisa Haas, Jeff Hinson and Margie Schmitt
Ushers: John Farve, Brennan Adam, Alex Murray
Bride wore: August gown from BHLDN
Groom wore: Michael Kors from Anthony's Menswear
Mother of the Bride wore: J M Richards
Groom’s Mother wore: Jessica Howard
Time of day: 3 o' clock in the evening
Weather: Perfect; rainy and overcast right before the wedding. Clearing up when the wedding started. With a full moon ending the night!
Most Romantic Moment: Finally getting to read the note Brent wrote on the bottom of my shoes for my something blue and saying our vows.
Wedding reception music: John Farve with Wild Hogs
Catering: Bride's mother and brother-in-law, Alex, Groom's mother and father, Groom's Uncle Bobby Richardson and Aunt Lisa Haas, Trapani's Eatery (meatballs and red gravy)
The Reception Menu: Nanny's Pork Roast on Pistolettes, Shrimp and Grits, Cold Shrimp Pasta, Jambalaya, Mini meatballs with red gravy, Hot Shrimp Pasta, Quinoa Salad, Olive Garden style salad, Chicken Alfredo
The Most Talked About Food Item: Nanny's Pork Roast and Shrimp and Grits
Cakes by: Janet Gillingham
Favorite toast: At the reception Chari Favre, even though we missed it from being outside taking pictures. She didn't realize we were not in the building until we walked inside. I heard it was great. She repeated quotes from Brent's late grandmother Ruby Thomas; Her birthday was also the day of the wedding. Also: at the rehearsal dinner Mac Metzler's toast was the funniest and Leanne Murray's was the most heartfelt.
Best Dancer at the Reception: Brent's godson Christian Haas. He has the moves like Jagger!
The "wow factor" of your wedding/reception that everyone talked about: During the wedding that our two-year-old actually walked me down the aisle. You would of thought we rehearsed this for months.
Everyone keeps mentioning how elegant and intimate the reception was. Everyone raved about the food, John playing the music that was enjoyed by all, and the uniqueness of historic 100 Men Hall. They even have mentioned how sweet and awesome Jessica was. I believe she had as many compliments as the hall and food combined!
The most unique detail of your wedding/reception: The 100 Men Hall building. The building has so much history and Kerri and Jessie have done an amazing job restoring it!
Lighting: Sean Sullivan with Southern Event Productions. He did such a great job!
Rentals: Southern Event Rentals and ABC Rental
Staff: Labat's Crystal and Jancie. They were so sweet and joy to have)
Bride's favorite part of the entire event: Being introduced as Mr & Mrs Richardson for the first time, and sharing a special intimate occasion with close family and friends.
Groom's favorite part of the entire event: Seeing my family and friends enjoying the evening and night. But most of all marrying my best friend!
Gifts for Wedding Party:
Best man and Ushers, Reader - personalized money clips and gold knot cuff links
Bridesmaid- floral robe and gold initial necklace
Readers (women)- gold knot bracelet
Guest Favors: Coozies with wedding logo on it.