A Bride's View

Marissa and Brandon showed a love so special on their big day at Stella. Who better to tell the story of their wedding ceremony and reception than the newly married bride herself! Enjoy Melissa and Brandon's story from their start as just friend, to their very happy ending as husband and wife.

"Brandon and I met in grad school. We were both teaching assistants at Southeastern Louisiana University. At first we were just friends, but Brandon won me over. He had a pug named Frank and he would send me daily pictures. I fell in love with both of them. Brandon proposed in August of 2017, and of course Frank was part of the proposal. We welcomed our daughter Eleanor in March of 2018 and she has completed our family. It was so special to have her be a part of our wedding day!"

"Our favorite moment was definitely our first look. It was so nice having that quiet, intimate moment before the wedding. We also loved including our baby girl in our first dance."

Their first dance really was a sweet moment to witness. You could feel the love between this family - from wife, to husband - from mother and father, to their sweet baby girl. It was not your typical first dance, and in the most precious way.

"For our wedding we really wanted something traditional with rustic boho touches. We also knew we wanted a fall wedding since it is our favorite season and we love warm, rich colors... I cannot pick one favorite detail because we loved it all! Everything turned out so perfect, from the flowers to the cake, to the set up of the ceremony!"

"Stella was such a beautiful venue. We both loved how quiet and secluded the venue was, we loved the house, the trees, and the stable was the perfect reception site."

"My one piece of advice would be to live in the moment and not stress about the details. The day is about the love you share with your fiancé so take the time to truly enjoy every minute."

So beautifully said by Marissa... We wish them all the happiness in their marriage and family!


Venue/ Ceremony: Stella Plantation

Venue/Reception: Stella Plantation

Event Coordinator: Palate

Bartending Service: Palate

Cake: Mad Batter

Caterer: Palate

Décor: Stella Plantation

DJ: Michael Demmers

Florist: Palate

Photographer: Images By Robert T.

Rentals: Event Rentals

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