The Richardsons

We feel a particular bond with the winding back roads and bayous of South Louisiana, especially Charenton. Southern Fete was lucky enough to go back to this small, sleepy town to witness Jena & Brandon profess their love for each other in the most unique way.

Mother Nature always has another plan for us, but this time the rain plan outshined the original plan and Jena & Brandon’s tented reception was purely magical. The grey skies added to the rich colors of the surroundings and it was all captured perfectly by Erin & Geoffrey Photography.

Special touches make a wedding and really show guests how much the couple (and their families) love one another. This wedding was chock full of special details: custom vows, an uncle officiant, family property & oak trees (swoon), cake stands from a grandmother, a tree remembering those lost, a custom painting of the couple by the bride, custom calligraphed escort cards, the bride’s henna, cakes and treats made from the family bakery….the list goes on.

Jena & Brandon – thank you for showing us what lasting love feels and looks like. You reminded me that two people can be individuals and one person all at once, and that is truly special. I’ll never forget your sweet smiles for each other and your family’s deep love for the two of you. Charenton has proved that good friends come out of the most off the map places…I think I took a few friends from your converted barn and I’m convinced those friendships will most certainly last. Cheers to my people!


BluePrint // Guidry’s Cake Shop // Erin & Geoffrey Photography // Art by Christopher Turner // Root Floral Design // Sam Trahan // Party Central //  63 Films // St. Blanc Calligraphy // Inkling Design Studio