A Timeless Wedding with a First Dance to Taylor Swift
Gracie and Jordan’s wedding at Louisiana’s The Warehouse with photography by The Bertrands Photography was the perfect end to 2022. This wedding was classy, timeless and elegant with a color scheme that played with a mix of dark, rich greens and clean, sharp whites.
Flowers and Cake
In keeping with Gracie’s vision, her wedding bouquet and decorations were adorned white roses, white ranunculus, baby’s breath, eucalyptus leaves and a mix of other greenery. Their wedding cake was three-tiered and coated with sleek, white buttercream icing of three flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet. They also had a groom’s cake for Jordan, which was two tiers tall — the bottom tier was coated to look like a tree trunk and displayed the Louisiana, U.S., and Acadiana flags; and the top tier was a sunrise duck hunting scene.
Something Old, New, Blue, and Borrowed
Their use of sentiment and meaning didn’t end there — Gracie shared her four somethings with us and they were truly beautiful. “My something old was my money pouch that was made from the satin of my mother’s wedding dress. My something new was a pair of pearl and diamond drop earrings my mother made from the diamonds of her old wedding band. My something blue was my garter, made from the lace of my mother’s wedding dress, that was monogrammed with [my new married name] in blue thread, and a blue ring from my great-grandmother. My something borrowed was a book named Love for a Lifetime for my husband and I to read that was given to my parents as a gift for their wedding.”
Equally beautiful was Gracie’s favorite memory — their last dance moment. “As all of our guests lined up outside for our grand exit, Jordan and I danced by ourselves to Feathered Indians by Tyler Childers. In our relationship, this was one of the first songs Jordan played for me on his guitar, and like many couples have one, we coined it ‘our song.’”
Their other song selections: classical music courtesy of their solo violinist before the ceremony, with the traditional wedding march planing as Gracie walked down the aisle. For their first dance, as Gracie puts it: “In true Swiftie fashion, our first dance song was Crazier by Taylor Swift. I always wanted to dance to this song at my wedding, so it was beautiful to finally see my dream come to fruition.”
From Gracie, with Love
Advice to Other Couples: “Be intentional in carving out time to spend together. During all the nerves, excitement, and mingling, take time to just be with one another. Jordan and I did this in many ways. One: we did a first look with each other and spent that intimate time together. Two: we had a private first dinner immediately after our ceremony. In the upstairs area of our venue, we had a table for two set up, and our caterers’ delivered meals for us! We got to relish in the excitement of being husband and wife before going downstairs to join our guests. Three: we both agreed before the wedding that we would be on the dance floor all night long. We agreed to not be distracted by greeting guests and get tangled up in conversations with others the whole night. We spent months waiting for this day and planning it to a T, and we wanted to enjoy every second of it. Four: we decided to end our night with a private last dance while everyone was lining up outside for our grand exit.”
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Team of Vendors
Venue: The Warehouse | Photographer: The Bertrands Photography | Videographer: Sarah Dailey | Band: Troy Marks and No Idea | Violinist: Vermillion Strings | Caterer: Corner Pantry | Dress/veil: A-Nets Bridal Boutique | Calligrapher: Lydia Guidry