Carly and Ryan: A White Oak Wedding

August 29, 2017

Carly and Ryan got hitched at White Oak Plantation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on August 26, 2017. The day started at Carly’s apartment where she and her bridal entourage got dressed and ready for the big day! Of course we had to take some cute bridal party pictures before I left! And OH MY GOODNESS was that fun! The bridesmaids were all matching in gorgeous blue cotton gowns and Carly had the CUTEST white bridal romper!

Once we made it to White Oak Plantation, we had to prepare Carly for not one, but TWO first looks! One with Ryan and one with her dad!

This was such a sweet time for Carly and her two favorite men and extended her wedding day experience by another hour of portrait time! I could tell Ryan was a little on edge before he saw Carly, but once they were able to see each other and hold one another, they INSTANTLY calmed down and was able to enjoy the rest of the day!

First looks are my absolute FAVORITE! It becomes a time that is set aside for just the bride and groom in the midst of the crazy preparations of the day. Once they see each other, nothing else matters and that is such a beautiful thing.



Vendor Love: Venue- White Oak Plantation, Photographer: Brittany Bruce Photography, Second Shooter: Alexi Lee Photography and Designs, Florist- Pretty in Pink, Bakery- Ambrosia Bakery, Caterer- White Oaks Plantation, Band- After 8, Wedding dress-Maggie Sottero, Shoes-Steve Madden, Bridesmaid Dresses-Nouvelle Amsale, Tuxedo- Jos A Bank.


Carly and Ryan,

I can’t express enough how thankful I am to have met such a sweet couple. It was an amazing thing to witness just how many people love you guys and are so happy for your marriage! You had so much love in that room and the joy from your friends and family just shows how much you are cared for and loved. We are praying that God blesses you in your marriage and can not wait to see what He has in store for you!

Love you guys!


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