As a wedding professional, the task of planning her own wedding was a “fun” experience for bride Anissa Eugene of Elegance by ACE. “I already knew what I wanted and that made it easy for me to make it all come together,” she shared.
Kevin Coleman, Jr. and Anissa wed on October 27, 2012 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Marrero, Louisiana in front of their closest family and friends.
Candle decor by Firefly Ambiance definitely set the tone for the evening and created an intimate and elegant feel for the ceremony that captured just what the couple was looking for.
Anissa and Kevin’s overall theme was “romance in New Orleans” and the romantic ambiance at Southern Oaks Plantation created the perfect backdrop for their October nuptials.
“Choosing Southern Oaks was an easy decision for us,” the couple shared. “They made sure that all of our guests were well taken care of. The incredible staff was a pleasure to work with and they were extremely knowledgeable about everything concerning our big day.”
Wanting their guests to have a fun and memorable experience, the couple embraced the “taste of New Orleans” theme with the food from Southern Oaks. Guests dined on New Orleans classics that included an array of fried and boiled seafood, bacon-wrapped oysters, butter pecan shrimp, crawfish pies, shrimp and corn bisque and tons of other delights. “Our guests were amazed at how lavish the food and decor was. We couldn’t have picked a better place to have our reception.”
On hand to snap every memorable moment for the couple was Stacy Marks of Stacy Marks Photography. “Working with Stacy was fantastic!” the couple raved. “Stacy was the perfect photographer, as he didn’t fill our entire wedding day with posing for pictures. Stacy’s eye for capturing candid moments was priceless!”
The bride wore a beautiful lace gown with chapel-length train. “The first dress I tried on was the one!” Anissa exclaimed. “I walked around the shop for about an hour and a half before I took it off. I fell in love!”
The groom and his groomsmen were outfitted in lovely gray suits from John’s Tuxedos. “John’s Tuxedos was awesome!” noted the groom. “They made sure that I was well taken care of. They offered great suggestions for our suits and ties and even supplied the groomsmen gifts — engraved metal wallets.”
The couple’s wedding favors included a variety of Elmer’s Potato Chips that were imprinted with beautiful images from around the city of New Orleans.
From the first dance to the last, guests danced the night away and were able to share in the love between the happy newlyweds. “We were told that our wedding was the best wedding that they had ever been to. Everyone is still talking about their experience at our wedding.”
See their entire wedding in the new issue of N.O.W. Magazine
by: Christina Johnson