Let’s hear it for the Groom!
Uh oh, did I just unseat the bride from the matrimonial throne? No, of course not. Without a doubt the bride is, and will continue to be, the center of attention when it comes to weddings. That being said, I think it is high time to give some love to the groom. All too often, friends and family alike do not recognize and appreciate the challenging yet fulfilling commitment made by the groom when it comes to weddings. So…let’s take a walk down an unfamiliar path and look at some of the wedding experience from the grooms perspective. The journey begins with the decision to make a lifelong commitment and enter into a legal union with his loving partner. While it may not be obvious, this can be a very emotional time. Just like all major life decisions, there may be fear and uncertainty. Once the fears are dispelled, and the decision reached to offer a proposal to the irresistible bride to be, the groom still has other factors to consider. Do I need to get the blessing of the bride’s parents? How do I select the perfect ring? How, where and when will I propose? Will she say Yes? While these are only a few considerations prior to an actual proposal, each one takes on a significant level of importance for loving men who want the proposal of marriage to be perfect for their partners. Once these questions have been answered and the planning for the proposal is complete, it’s time to pop the question.
Jesse & Judy Wedding Proposal Amidst Southern Oak Trees
As New Orleans wedding photographers, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of so many emotional moments in loving couples lives. This was recently the case when we worked with Jesse and Judy. Jesse contacted us last month about his plans to surprise Judy with a proposal of marriage at Oak Alley Planation.
As wedding photographers covering all of Southeast Louisiana, sharing in the joys of loving couples as they commit their lives to one another is a privilege that we never take for granted. This past Saturday, we left New Orleans for Houma to photograph the wedding of Jamie and Sandie. This amazing couple contacted us several months ago for a consultation. After spending a few moments chatting with them, it was obvious that this couple was truly in love and committed to a happy and healthy relationship. We were thrilled when they chose us to capture the images that they will reflect upon for years to come. When I sat down to write about this wedding, three words instantly came to mind…Joy Filled Moments. These three powerful words are a fitting description for their big day. No detail was left to chance and the wedding venue was decorated artfully with so many personal touches. Observing the union of not just a happy couple but of two families joining as one is a always a wonderful experience. As they exchanged their vows, one look around the room made it clear that delight was shared by all in attendance, including their wonderful children. Our favorite moments during the evening were when we were able to steal the newly married couple away for a few minutes for some couples portraits. The sun was low in the sky and provided just the right amount of light to accentuate the passion shared by this great couple. Thanks to Jamie and Sandie for choosing Fradella Photography and best wishes for a bright and prosperous future. It is our pleasure to share just a few of the happy couples’ “Moments that Matter.”
We had a great time participating in the The Royal Palm Bridal Show on Sunday. This lively event was sponsored by Kat’s Cakes who featured an amazing display of artistically decorated cakes. In addition to getting to meet with numerous wedding vendors, brides-to-be enjoyed a fashion show of dresses and tuxedos provided by The Pink Veil. Thanks to the Royal Palm and Kat’s Cakes for coordinating and hosting such a great and successful event. Enjoy the images by clicking below.
Chris and Cate, along with numerous friends and family, made the journey from California to New Orleans to exchange their vows on New Years Eve. They selected Oak Alley, with it’s majestic Oaks and beautifully landscaped grounds, as their wedding venue. Weather forecasts were worrisome, but that didn’t hamper their moods or enthusiasm one bit. Smiles and laughter filled the afternoon and mother nature cooperated just enough to allow the wedding to proceed as planned. As always, Oak Alley staff managed the event expertly and everything flowed perfectly. Join us in wishing them them joy, happiness, laughter and love in 2017. Here are a few of their “moments that matter.”
Chris and Morgan at the Bayou Barn.
With a twinkle in their eyes and electricity in the air, Chris and Morgan exchanged their vows at the Bayou Barn this past weekend. This was our first visit to the Bayou Barn and we absolutely loved the rustic setting. The staff was outstanding. All the small details made this one of the most interesting venues we have had the good fortune to visit. The cake prepared by Kat’s Cakes was exquisite and the upside down display was just amazing to behold. The entire bridal party was lively and energetic and Morgan was an absolutely glowing bride. One of our favorite moment was when Chris and Morgan’s adorable daughter was escorted along a wooden path with her white chariot (ok embellished a bit there but it was really a cute buggy), wielding a sign reading “Daddy Here Comes Mommy.” Moments later, the beautiful bride and her gushing mother strolled down the wood planked pathway to meet Chris. The look on Chris’s face as Morgan walked down the aisle was priceless. After a few pictures with the Bridal Party, food fun and dance followed. It was a great evening! Thanks to Chris and Morgan for allowing us the opportunity to capture their “moments that matter.”
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Thomas and Meghan enjoyed a wonderful afternoon and evening with family and friends. Too many magical moments to share all of them but these are a few of our favorite ‘moments that matter’. Congratulations and many blessings for a marriage filled with joy, laughter and love!