Joseph and Lauren's wedding was definitely a day of fun and smiles. So many friends and family gathered to see this special couple be married. The sun set a few minutes after finishing ceremony time, therefore the weather was just perfect. Both bride and groom were cool, calm, and collected before the ceremony. Everything was simple yet beautiful!

bride details
bride and groom rings
groom details

First looks are always something I enjoy capturing. I love seeing the interactions between two people that they get to share without everyone watching. The pure happiness, love, and joy I see on their faces gets me every time. Joseph and Lauren were no different. I LOVED capturing the sweet interactions between the two of them. Joseph couldn't help but cry as he saw his sweetheart standing there in that beautiful, wedding gown. Lauren looked absolutely gorgeous. Her unassuming, quiet personality just added to the beauty and they stood and held each other and enjoyed the moment together alone.

bride and groom first look
bride and groom first look
bride and groom first look

So many sweet friends and family gathered to watch their ceremony. Bro. Watts was the officiant and did a wonderful job explaining how the love of God is shown in marriage and how He ordained marriage.

wedding ceremony The Oaks in Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Lauren


Lauren is a quiet, beautiful person. She's very laid back and seems like someone you could confide in. She loves Joseph fiercely and doesn't stress over small things. At her own wedding, she just enjoyed the day and took it all in. It was finally here!

bride at Rosedown Plantation St. Francisville, Louisiana
bride at Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, LA

Joseph


Joseph is more Mr. Personality and during their engagement session, we both realized we had a few friends in common. He is someone that seems to try to make others feel better about themselves. Joseph was also calm the day of the wedding and enjoyed the moments before when he got to hang out with his friends. Joseph loves Lauren so much which is evident by his actions. He loves just to be near her. You can tell their love is so genuine and sweet.

groom getting ready
groom getting ready

After the ceremony, everyone ate some yummy food, enjoyed each other's company, and danced together. Joseph and Lauren left through a big sparkler tunnel of all of their friends and family. It was a wonderful night!

bride and groom entrance and dip kiss
bride and groom first dance
wedding cake
bride and groom embrace
dancing at wedding The Oaks Ponchatoula
garter toss and bouquet toss
bridal party in front of wedding cake
bride and groom exit The Oaks wedding venue in Ponchatoula, LA

Vendors


Photographer - AlesiaKim Photography

Second Shooter - Breanne Frye Photography

Venue - The Oaks in Ponchatoula, LA

Hair Stylist: Artistry by Ashton (Ashton Guy)

Wedding Dress Shop - Ashlee Renee Bridal

Florist - Pretty in Pink

DJ - Brian at the Oaks Venue

Caterer - The Oaks

Cake - Cocoa Bean