Backyard Louisiana Wedding with Vintage Details
Louisiana couple, Catherine Goudeau and Matthew Gaspard, worked together for four years before dating and realizing that they had a future together. Matthew, a salon owner, decided that his grand opening for a new salon would be the perfect opportunity to surprise Catherine with a flash mob proposal.
The bride wore a plunging V-neck gown with a sheer overlay designed by Maggie Sottero. “Everything fell into place so beautifully,” the bride says. “I slipped on my dress, took a look around the room and realized I was in a dream.”
In keeping with the vintage theme of the wedding, Catherine wore a vintage-inspired feather and jewel hairpiece from A-Nets Bridal Boutique.
The Bride's Shoes
“When I laid eyes on my soon-to-be-husband, I couldn't help but to get lost in our own world and let my eyes fill up with joy,” the bride says. “It was the best walk I ever took in a pair of Jessica Simpson heels.”
Flowers by Rodney created a beautiful bouquet for Catherine that consisted of delicate heirloom roses with sprigs of Baby's Breath sprinkled throughout.
Wearing an assortment of summery, peach and tan dresses, Catherine’s bridesmaids arrived to the ceremony in antique cars, and carried delicate bouquets of roses and baby’s breath.
The Groom’s Suit
Matthew sported a khaki, linen Calvin Klein suit with brown accents and a boutonniere of Baby’s Breath.
Local florist, Flowers by Rodney, designed pink and white arrangements of roses, Baby’s Breath and lush greenery that sat atop of vintage wine barrels.
The ceremony was a romantic celebration that took place in Catherine's parent's backyard. At the end of the ceremony, Catherine and Matthew exchanged red roses and their first kiss as husband and wife.
The Vintage Cars
Catherine continued her parent's tradition of having antique cars at the wedding. The cars were a huge hit for wedding guests— "everyone loved taking their picture with the cars," says Catherine.
After an intimate ceremony, the couple celebrated their union with a lively backyard reception under the starry Louisiana sky.
The Groom’s Cake
For the groom’s cake, the couple chose to have the design imitate one of their favorite desserts—Chips Ahoy cookies. The cake, designed by Piece of Cake, featured fondant icing, a cookie-and-milk display, and of course, Chips Ahoy cookies.
In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, Catherine opted for a tiered arrangement of miniature cupcakes adorned with ornamental gold flowers from local bakery, Piece of Cake.
The Guest Favors
Since Matthew and Catherine are both in the salon business, they offered guests hair products as wedding favors. Each product included a personalized note with a witty pun related to the product.
The Send Off
Catherine infused personality into every last wedding detail, even the send off. Guests showered the couple with multicolored sprinkes as they made their exit. “Sprinkles were stuck to us from head to toe!” says Catherine.