Fact: Simple Can Be Glamorous When it Comes to Weddings
LBR, being over the top is fun, but that doesn’t mean being simple is anything but. It’s true and you know it, so don’t cringe. In fact, Taylor and Alex’s autumn wedding in Crowley, Louisiana is proof of just that. Dare we say it was simple yet glamorous, I mean just look at the photos from The Bertrands Photography.
While Taylor says her style was simple and rustic, we see glamour. With no strict color palette, they played up lots of soft colors and neutrals with her bridesmaids bringing most of the color and stunning in satin blue and the groomsmen in classic black tuxes.
The flowers, which Taylor described as “light and airy,” thanks to her talented cousin and florist Ann Meche, consisted mainly of roses, ranunculus and tulips with some smaller fillers and greenery.
That same desire for simple and light extended to the cake — the best part, Taylor boasts. It was a three-tier, all-white iced cake with amaretto raspberry, plain amaretto, and Oreo with a thin layer of fudge. Presented with cream and eucalyptus around the bottom.
FASHION + BEAUTY
For her dress, Taylor went with a strapless, sweetheart neckline with tulle skirt that had major princess vibes. “I wanted to feel like myself and to be comfortable (the dress did not turn out to be comfortable 🤣) but I loved my dress.” Maybe it wasn’t comfortable, but it sure was dreamy! And she tells us, she wanted the same for her bridesmaids, comfortable and flattering for everyone, which led her to those Azazie beauties in matching styles.
The hair and makeup was all about the glam. Just look at that loose, soft updo. And for the makeup, she explains, “I don’t wear a lot of makeup so I wanted it more on the ‘natural’ side, but more glam for my wedding day. So I went with neutrals — gold, earthy tones.”
CEREMONY + RECEPTION
Sticking with tradition, Taylor and Alex opted against a first look, which turned out to be the best decision for them. Especially Taylor, who tells us this is where her favorite wedding day memory comes from — “Walking down the aisle to my (almost) husband 🥰.” And she did so with such class, to the instrumental version of Goodness of God playing.
FROM TAYLOR WITH LOVE
“It’s nearly impossible to meet every expectation so accepting that it wasn’t going to be perfect ahead of time helped us to be more present to each other that day!
“And absolutely spend the reception on the dance floor with your husband/wife!” Taylor and Alex did just that, kicking off their reception with This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) by Natalie Cole. Later, they shared a first dance to Easy to Love by Marc Broussard.
Team of Vendors
Ceremony venue: St. Michael Catholic Church in Crowley | Reception venue: The Grand Opera House of the South | Fashion: Blush Bridal, Azazie | Beauty: Natalie Daigle (hair), Lindsey Melancon (makeup) | Florals: Flowers by Ann Meche | Caterer: Cafe Josephine | Band: Louisiana Red