Natalie & Matt - Real Wedding
From the Bride: We are from out of state and were searching for a venue. We compared Oak Alley, Nottoway and Stella Plantation, and my now husband and I were unanimous about going with Stella as our venue. Not only was it a fraction of the cost.. but we fell in luv with Caroline when we met her. You see, I am very big on customer service-- something I feel is lacking a lot in the industry today, so that was my stipulation when we went to view these venues. I didn't want a venue that was going to "sell" us something we didn't want. I wanted someone who genuinely wanted to host our wedding and make it the best day possible for us. Caroline initially told us that she is from New York (ding ding!), which to me is a flag that means she is a fast-paced worker with a great work ethic (I'm originally from the midwest, so work ethic is very high on my list of musts). She immediately shared with us several ideas for our wedding, ways to save, gave us vendors to vet, and more! We were sold! We could not have made a better decision. She was consistently helpful throughout the entire process. Being out of state and planning a wedding can be difficult.
From the Bride (continued) We were beyond appreciative of the help you provided us to make it the best day of our lives, AND stay in our budget. The grounds were beautiful on the day of the wedding. We go lucky and managed to find the driest day of the weekend in several weekends (someone was watching over us!), and everything was so lush and green. Several of our guests now how their family photos with Stella as the backdrop because everything was so perfect. The wedding day itself went off without any problems. We hired Caroline as our day-of coordinator, and she was on top of EVERYTHING! She scheduled everything and everyone, moved our guests where they may have been needed, informed our vendors of any changes, and more. We are so grateful we chose Stella as our venue and Caroline as our Coordinator. We could not have been happier!
From the Groom: My wife and I were married at Stella this year and WOW, what a place. The grounds are meticulously kept and bring such natural beauty that we had no need for flowers which saved us a bunch of money. Caroline is one of the most helpful people we've ever dealt with and that includes all industries, not just who we hired for the wedding. She has an incredible work ethic and truly cared about delivering an amazing experience for us and our guests. We are from out of town so this was a destination wedding which can make things even more stressful however we didn't have that experience thanks to Caroline. If you want a wedding that your friends and family members will remember forever and speak of it as the most beautiful wedding they've ever attended, hire Caroline and her staff at Stella.
The Ceremony Under the Oaks Slideshow
Let's get the party started! The Reception in the Harold Pavilion.
Last but not least, a dazzling sparkler exit for Natalie and Matt!
Catering: 12 Seasons Catering
Photographer: Ryan North, North Productions
Videographer: Brock Gomez Productions
Florist: Mitch’s Flowers
DJ: DJ Ronnie Roux
Transportation: Alert Transportation
Rentals: Mardi Gras Productions