This Slidell couple's fabulous wedding day began with getting ready shots at The Greystone in Mandeville (the venue has a nice large bridal suite available), with Christine Marie's Salon doing the girls' hair, and Melissa Vaccaro taking care of the makeup. The bride had an emotional first look with her father, and then we headed outside for the bride and groom to have their first look.
There had been some rain in the area, but it cleared up just in time for us to be able to do this out on The Greystone's spacious patio and garden area. With gracefull brick-paved walkways and lots of space, this was an ideal location for the couple's first look, and we also did most of our formal group photographs here as well.
Then it was on to St. Genevieve church in Slidell on the bank of Bayou Liberty for the wedding ceremony, officiated by Deacon Don Haggerty, and then we headed back to Mandeville for the reception at The Greystone, where Chad from Omega Sound & Entertainment was on hand for the DJ and MC duties, who did a fabulous job as always. Petals & Stems did the gorgeous flower arrangements and bouquets, and Tonya Mohler crafted the cakes, including Brandon's awesome LSU basketball-themed groom's cake.At the end of the festive night, the guests gave the couple a wonderful send-off with streamer sticks!
After the wedding, the bride wrote the follow wonderful review:
Aside from the venue, photography was the most important thing to me for our wedding day. So, when we came across Michael's site and portfolio, it did not take long for us to realize we needed this incredible photographer for our special day! Michael was so accommodating and helpful from the moment we booked him. He was such a calming presence on our wedding day, and he made sure to make the formal portrait process as stress-free as possible (this was a trying task given the massive size of our bridal party!). We just received our full album from our wedding day on July 7th, and we are still in absolute awe from the breathtaking photos. Michael does not just take photos; he captures pure, beautiful, fleeting moments. On your wedding day you miss so many of these special moments, but we were able to relive these through our pictures. Each photo encompasses a beautiful memory, full of raw emotion. Michael has given us photos that we will treasure forever. There is truly not enough praise to give to this incredible photographer. If you are a bride searching for a photographer that will flawlessly capture the pure joy of your special day, look no further!!! We are so happy that we chose Michael Caswell to capture the beautiful memories of the best day of our lives.
Location: 935 Clausel St, Mandeville, LA 70448.