The Doucets

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September Company // Cathedral of St. John // Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum // Root Floral // The Cut House // Party Central // Crystal Weddings // Willie’s // SouledOut // Mary Catherine Calligraphy

The Duhons


Kimbrali // Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist // Le Pavillon // Apercu // Salon Elle Rae // Flowers by Rodney // Phunky Monkey // Occassions by Gwen // Crystal Weddings // Mary Catherine Calligraphy

The Neus


You know you've got some amazing clients when the first time you meet you are in an arm cast, 8 months pregnant, and tell them they will have to wait to sign the contract until months from then. After all of that, these two stuck around and life wouldn't have been the same if they had chosen someone another planner. 

Jessica and Jason are the most perfect pair. Jessica is quirky and becomes your best friend in 5 minutes. Jason is reserved and so calm. Together, they made life more fun and tough decisions lighter. They trusted me from the beginning and saw it all come together seamlessly for that very reason. Working the day of their wedding felt more like hanging out with a bunch of new friends rather than "work." 

It may have been a tad bit hot in June and Mother Nature may have threatened more than once to damper they big day, but you would never know. Despite a small (but not small) hiccup when Jessica's engagement ring fell into her car air vent the week of the wedding, these two never lost sight of marrying their best friend. 

Jessica and Jason - What's there really to say? You make my life a little happier. You were dream clients, and I'm so thankful you chose and trusted Southern Fete. Maybe you should place a bet on how many more times I'll look through your gallery ... or just settle on "too many." Bocce date soon? xoxo

Sarah Beth Photography // Flowers by Rodney // Crescent City Soul // Le Pavillon // Crystal Weddings // Great American Cookie Factory // Bleu Coiffure 

The Sonniers


When I got a call from Andree about her wedding, I had all of the feels. The second Lippman wedding we were going to be a part of. One of our favorite bands sure to never disappoint. A Louisiana born couple currently residing in Colorado only meant that all of their local favorites would be part of the wedding. 

From the layered Meche's groom's cake, to the hand stitched ring bearer pillow, to the navy thermography invitation, to everything in between their wedding was just as sweet and memorable as we could have imagined it. 

While this family sure knows how to have fun, they also know how to stop and soak in all of the special moments along the way - even if it includes Dad photobombing formal portraits. 

Andree and Jeremy - Thank you, thank you, thank you for including Southern Fete in another Lippman wedding and trusting us once again to make it happen. I have much to learn from your go-with-the-flow-and-always-keep-a-smile attitude, but one thing I will always remember about your wedding is one the of sweetest and most genuine first looks ever. Don't be surprised if I tag along with Fr. Russo and knock at your door one day, skis in hand. xoxo

Brocato Photography // Root Floral // Sam Trahan Catering // Phat Hat // Joie de Vivre Salon // Oliver Letters // Inkling Design Studio // Acadiana Center for the Arts // Crystal Weddings // Meche's

The Jubas

I probably sound like a broken record, but if you want to know what sweet looks like, look no further. Meghan and Jacob could not be sweeter if they drank all of the sweet tea in the South. We were thrilled to head East for their Big Easy wedding and always love working with new vendors. 

From the get go, Meghan and Jacob told me the most important part of their wedding - besides the vows they exchanged - was to have fun. Boy, did this crowd have fun. From the police escort that zipped us from Uptown to the quarter in T - you don't even want to know, to the Bucktown Allstars, to the Lucky Dog Stand slinging hot dogs like Mardi Gras beads, it didn't disappoint. Did I mention that Meghan's fourth grade students were part of the ceremony and literally brought tears to me eyes? They weren't up for calling her Mrs. Juba before the end of the school year, but the smiles they wore on their faces was priceless. 

NOLA has never disappointed us, and we hope there's more to come!

Meghan and Jacob - You are sweet, kind, loving, and so much more. Most importantly, you were trusting and relaxed. We are so thankful to have been part of such a special day and hope the future is even sweeter than you are to everyone else. xoxo

Lindsey Rogers Photography // The Cabildo // Bucktown Allstars // Palate // Lucky Dog // Erin Edmiston // Steve Baker

The McIntires

Bridget and Josh’s love and deeply rooted spirt sparkled brightly from the first time we met them - even though we were blessed to have worked with Bridget's sister a year ago for her wedding. These two are so laid back, fun loving, and extremely loyal. If - for some reason - you don't trust me on that one, it should be more than obvious by the community that they keep, nurture and bless. 

What kind of community? The kind where each vendor was a friend, each guest a very important person, each bridal party member  “family.” 

Working with friends of the bride and groom is truly an experience that cannot be described. They bring a love and true passion for each detail and know exactly how the bride would want it if she were doing it herself. From the calligraphy, to the cakes, the set up crew, to the bridal party that stayed behind to help load chairs and tables into trucks – details, friends, and fellowship that cannot be bought. 

The calm prayers before go time, the music filled ceremony, the joyful reception – everything about their day was 100% Bridget and Josh in the most genuine and heartfelt way that left everyone with the same amount of infectious joy and love that these two so outwardly possess.  

Bridget and Josh, I hope you continue to look at each other every day with the same eyes you had on that beautiful day. You two certainly left a mark on us!

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum // Carolynn Seibert Photography // Sweet Olive Floral // Event Rentals // Britney Theriot (cake) // Joie de Vivre Salon // Papa T's // Ink and Root // Easytown Sound Co.