Whether you are imagining an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, using a wedding planner or doing it all yourself, your wedding day should be an unforgettable experience, one without any unwanted surprises. This includes developing a trust factor and a good working relationship with your various vendors.
They should understand your vision and be flexible, creative and willing to follow your budget and guidelines.
One of the most important tasks while planning your happily ever after is choosing a wedding gown. Acadiana is known for its exceedingly friendly boutiques and bridal shops that offer something for every budget. You can find such styles as a form-fitting vertical gown without a tapered waistline, glamorous ball gowns with fitted bodices, curve-hugging mermaid gowns that accentuate the figure, short and sexy dresses that include tea length and knee-length, strapless fantasy designs and flattering A-lines. There is a perfect gown for every bride’s figure and fantasy.
Most people will not choose a more beautiful cake than their wedding cake in a lifetime, so be sure to make yours special. Acadiana is famed for its incredible culinary talent. Whether you go with a favorite neighborhood baker or a renowned pastry chef, always bring friends to the tasting. Ask your fiancé to come along and select the cake, and you will make sweet memories for a lifetime. Remember to take plenty of pictures than can be posted on social media along the way, including the cake tasting. It’s a good idea to create a unique hashtag for Instagrams to share with your wedding guests before and after the big day, from the fittings and bachelorette party to special moments on the honeymoon.
Add a few natural elements to your wedding cake in the form of adorable acorns and flirty flowers.
Piece of Cake, Lafayette, (337) 565-2753, pieceofcakelafayette.com.
This Justin Alexander dress, Style 8530, is elegant and ethereal.
This strapless sweetheart cocktail-length tulle gown is by Blue by Enzoani. (Not pictured: a matching belt with a lace bow.)
Both dresses available at Sposa Bella, 340 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, (337) 988-4078.
The Oleida dress, by Manuel Mota for Pronovias, is a timeless beauty.
Blanc Bridal Trois, 1921 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 107, Lafayette, (337) 534-4032.
Piece of Cake created this decadent dessert, adorned with elegant gold beads and a fondant flower.
Add a touch of 1920s glam with a three-tiered, geometric cake from Piece of Cake.
The intricately beaded Ventura gown, by Manuel Mota for Pronovias, exudes art deco elegance and is available at Blanc Bridal Trois.
This beaded, feathered, flapper-inspired number is from the SCALA by ASHLEYlauren collection, available at Sposa Bella. It’s perfect for a saucy bachelorette party or as a reception dress.