Stunning DIY Wedding at Stella Plantation
Allison & Blake worked tirelessly to create an amazing and personal wedding celebration. With family ties to the Plantation, Allie & Blake chose Stella as their venue. They chose to honor their alma mater and the place they met by "rolling" one of our 250-year-old oak trees just after they said their vows. (A first here at Stella!)
The Bridal Prep
The Groom's Prep
The Rolling of the Oak
After the newly weds recessed down the aisle, the pastor said to the guests "It's not hard to find the celebration after a big win at Auburn. Just head towards the flying rolls of toilet paper at the oak tree on Toomer's corner. Since the beginning of Auburn athletics, Tiger fans have celebrated victories there. Allie and Blake consider this a big win for them and would like to carry on the tradition by asking all of you to join them in rolling the tree."
Just the Two of Us
Brenda Sison dragged Allie & Blake around Stella for some of the most gorgeous bridal portraits ever! That golden hour light mixed with their good looks and obvious love for each other is simply stunning.
The reception rocked with an unforgettable performance from the Phunky Monkeys and the bride's DIY decor represented a beautiful history of the pair.
Allie had an amazing attention to detail and she and her family created most of the decor by hand!
Blake celebrated with cobbler instead of the traditional Groom's Cake and the pair made sure that Mike from Phunky Monkeys got a dozen cupcakes to celebrate his birthday. They are so thoughtful!
The bride changed into an adorable short dress and sparkly Kate Spade tennies before they guided guests to an after party using a 2nd line & sparklers followed by snoballs in custom cups!
From the Bride: "As an out of town couple, we thought that planning a wedding was going to be stressful. That was until we met Caroline and were introduced to Stella Plantation! Not only was the location the most beautiful that we have ever seen, but the staff that we worked with were of the highest caliber. Caroline sold us with the first few minutes of the tour. Her recommendations were impeccable, she worked quickly and diligently to plan our vision. She remained on top of everything throughout the planning process and somehow managed to be even more responsive and proactive during the final weeks leading up to the event. Our Wedding day was flawlessly executed. Caroline ran with the game plan, improvising when necessary and left us without a care in the world. We were her number one priority and were very well taken care of. She went above and beyond to make this day special. Our guests could not stop raving about the venue. The land, the house, the TREES... every inch of the gorgeous plantation was carefully tended to. Everything was in full bloom on the day of our wedding. The ceremony underneath the trees was incredible. There are so many uniquely beautiful views, that every picture you take is a keeper. We would STRONGLY recommend Stella Plantation to anyone!" - Allison via The Knot
Photographer: Brenda Sison
Location: Stella Plantation
Event Management: Caroline Parrone
Florist: NOLA Flora
Officiants: Pastor Rod Pasch
Band: Phunky Monkeys
Catering: 12 Seasons Catering
Cake: Marguerite's Cakes
Make-Up & Hair: Flawless Bride
Transportation: Louisiana Coaches
Lighting & Decor: Luminous Events
Vintage Rentals: Distressed Event Rentals
Videography: Marshall Mann
See more on Allie & Blake's feature on Outre Bride