“It was a true southern event. It looked like something from a HGTV magazine; lights hanging from the trees, tables covered in flowers and candles, and a one-man guitarist. We laughed, cried, danced, and most importantly drank. It was truly a night to remember.” That is how this week’s real bride Danielle described her wedding day. We are in such awe of these stunning photos and Danielle looked absolutely beautiful in our Natalia gown. Danielle and Avery have known each other since high school. “We sat next to each other at lunch almost every day, but he was 3 years older than me as and in my sister’s grade. We didn’t start dating until he graduated high school and he started picking me up after football games. We dated for 8 years before we got engaged,” Danielle shared. The couple then married at the beautiful Desert Plantation in Louisiana on May 27, 2017.
Danielle purchased her THEIA gown from Town and Country Bridal in New Orleans, Louisiana. “My mother, mother-in-law, and 3 older sisters, were excited to play dress up after my Christmas Eve engagement. Town and Country was hosting a Theia Trunk Show just a few weeks later in New Orleans. I’ve always dreamed of an outdoor ceremony on a plantation. The Theia Natalia gown was the first dress I tried on. Not sure of it while it was hanging, it had everything I thought I wanted; a little bit of lace, fitted, trumpet style, and something different, but classic. I put the dress on and the room got quiet. No one’s reactions told me that it was the one, but it fit perfectly. I was very surprised when I walked out in front of the mirror and fell in love with the first dress I tried on. Already feeling like a bride, I thought it was just wedding jitters and excitement. Tried on a few others and was indecisive; didn’t like the way they fit or would change this or that. Circling back to the first dress I tried on, I thought, this can’t be it. We hadn’t chosen a date or a venue and it was too soon to buy a dress, but was completely in love. Finished it off with a Theia cathedral veil and I was beaming. I looked at my family and said “Well? Why is no one crying yet?” but they all agreed it was the dress for me, fitting the perfect plantation style wedding of my dreams. But as I am always indecisive, I left without purchasing the dress. We headed home for 30 minutes all I could think about is the dress and how I would regret passing it up. Before we even made it out of New Orleans, I called Town and Country and placed my order for the Natalia dress.” We are so glad Danielle chose this gown for her special day and we are so excited to share these photos with you!
Photography: Hannah Mulligan Photography
Venue: Desert Plantation
Flowers/Florist: Root Floral Design
Candles: Truly Haute Candles