The road to Courtnee and Jake’s wedding day plays out like a movie. There are happy times, there are some unexpected trials, but intertwined through it all is a beautiful love story and an absolutely picture-perfect ending.
The Oak Alley Plantation is just outside New Orleans and the venue is absolutely gorgeous. Tall, old trees line the walk-ways on both sides of the mansion. The setting truly looks straight out of a movie and the staff there were so friendly. Well worth the travel if you’re looking for an amazing, all-in-one venue.
Courtnee was the epitome of a beautiful, graceful, southern bride. Her wedding gown of lace was breath-taking and she didn’t miss a beat posing out in the warm sun for all her portraits.
We were nearly done editing their sneak peek, when we decided to go back and add some audio . . .and that is when we stumbled on our absolute favorite part of their whole wedding. Although we mic the groom for the ceremony, we really don’t go through and listen to every word we catch him saying – except for those spoken during the actual ceremony. But when we went to grab a shot of Courtnee and Jake walking down the aisle at the end of the ceremony we caught the perfect moment when Jake looks at Courtnee and says “God, you look so pretty.” It was a moment no awesome venue, expensive dress, extravagant florals, or hip music could ever come close to.
We had the opportunity to shoot along side Eddie of Jenny Martell Photography. Jenny and Eddie are both super-friendly and do awesome work, so it’s always fun to get a chance to work with them. You can check out some of Courtnee and Jake’s pictures here – click here!