Real {Louisiana} Wedding: Brittany + Brandon

This love story is the perfect case of "in a room full of people, you're the only one I see." Finding the love of your life in a Louisiana festival full of people is like finding a needle in haystack. Yet, Brittany and Brandon managed to find in each other and have stuck by each other's side since then.

Their beautiful and colorful Louisiana wedding was shot by AGussman Photography.

The Bride: Brittany Guillory
The Groom: Brandon Semien
Their Occupations: Bride - Elementary Educator; Groom - Systems Administrator
The Wedding Date: 11.12.2011
The Location: St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, Lafayette, LA

The Meeting .... "Being the Louisiana Creole girl I am, it was inevitable that I would meet the love of my life at a zydeco festival. The culture of music, most importantly zydeco music runs deep in the blood of people of Creole descent in south Louisiana, it can be looked at as a way for all of us to connect. We communicated shyly that day but I knew in my heart that he was the one as did my mother and grandmother the minute I told them I unexpectedly met a guy. From the moment we met on that Sunday we were inseparable. In the words of Syleena Johnson "I met him on a Sunday, It was the first day of the rest of my life," and that it was."

The Proposal .... "He proposed 2 years later on my birthday, everyone in my entire, close-knit family knew about his plan but of course me. It was very unexpected. I was very busy preparing for a job fair and he had been waiting the whole night to ask the most important question of his life. He couldn't wait anymore and decided to get down on one knee in the middle of the dining room like the amazing gentleman he is. Tears of joy streamed down my face so much that I couldn't even mutter the word "Yes!' although he knew exactly what I was trying to say."

The Event .... "We got married in Lafayette, LA at St. John's Cathedral, the church of my dreams. We had become so close to Father Arceneaux, the priest that was going to marry us and a week before the wedding he had a death in the family and could not marry us. That was definitely a setback but we understood and the wedding went perfectly. I had ample time to plan and, with the help of my mother and mother-in-law, everything went as smoothly as could be. My mother, whom I've always said should try her hand in decorating and floristry, decorated my entire wedding and created all of my bouquets. All in all, our wedding was perfect and I wish I could relive the day over and over. Most importantly, we were able to share it with the people we love most, our family and friends."

Incorporating Culture .... "We did not necessarily incorporate culture into our event. However, being that my family is Creole, it was a must that we get married in the Catholic church because catholic religion is so dominant in Creole culture, even though my husband is of a different religion. Family also played a major part in our wedding because in our culture, family is so tightly knit. And lastly, of course there was lots of Zydeco music at the reception. There could definitely have not been a reception without the zydeco music that goes with it at every Creole event."

The Most Memorable Moment .... "The most memorable part of our wedding day was to be able to see each others face as I walked down the aisle and he looked down the aisle knowing that on that day was the beginning of a new chapter in our life and that chapter would last for better or for worse, til death do us part and to have our family there to share in that new chapter."

{You Make Loving You So Easy}

"He's always said that the thing he loves most about me is that I remind him of his mother, whom he adores, admires, and treasures with all of his heart.  His mother is the epitome of greatness and for him to classify me in the same category as his mother is a true honor because I don't think I come close to being as humble, caring, and selfless as she is. "

"I could not name only one thing I love most about him because for the first time in my life, I've met a man who is as close to perfect as I'll ever get and I have to opportunity to call him my soulmate.  I remember praying to God above night after night to send me the man who I'd share the rest of my life with when the time was right because I could honestly say I as ready to receive him and  on that Sunday at the festival, he unexpectedly, without searching came into my life, and I am truly blessed to have him."

Congratulations, Brittany and Brandon.  May you have eyes only for each other wherever you are for the rest of your lives.

 

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VENDORS

Wedding Dress: David's Bridal
Hair/Makeup: Vicky Ettienne
Shoes: My Glass Slipper
Ceremony Location: St. John the Evangelist Cathedral
Photography: A Gussman Photography 
Videographer: Gabriel Lewis Photography 
Cake: Tracey Smith
Stationery: The American Wedding
Florist/Event Designer: Wanda Guillory
Ceremony Cantor/Pianist: Joyful Noise Music 
 
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  • Alexes

    What a beautiful wedding Congrats!! I am also a fellow Lafayette, Louisiana bride to be and I am looking for a videographer. Would you recommend yours, were they satisfactory?

  • oluchy

    NICE WEDDING.

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