Weddings don’t need to have hundreds of guests at a huge venue to be a blast, as Sarah and Ramzi proved with their insanely fun wedding at Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie with only about 20 in attendance!
The bride got ready at the venue’s nearby Rene House cottage, and then we headed to Oak Alley where the bride and groom had their first look up on the balcony of the historic big house, followed by some portraits of the couple around the grounds. That’s perhaps my favorite aspect of smaller weddings, as there’s usually a good amount of time set aside for these pictures.
The evening ceremony took place out in front of the house, flanked by the centuries-old oak trees that give the famous plantation its name. Ramzi had the best wedding vows ever, with a completely straight-faced recitation of the lyrics of Baby Got Back (“I like big butts, and I cannot lie…”). The ceremony area was gorgeously decorated by Urban Earth with large display of candles and florals. The nuptials were capped off by the bride and groom throwing Mardi Gras beads from the balcony down to their guests below.
The reception space looked absolutely spectacular as well. The bride hand-picked the elements, and Urban Earth did a great job executing her vision. The couple’s first dance song was beautifully sung by the bride’s sister, and one of the many other highlights of the night was when Oak Alley’s chef set up a cooking demonstration, preparing fresh pralines for the guests!