Mattie Anne Pettey and Jonathan Andrew Sanders met in college at the University of New Orleans while they were both taking an Economics class. Jimmy Riles, a mutual friend of the groomsmen, introduced Mattie and Jonathan. Their first date was at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen. One weekend, Mattie and Jonathan took a weekend trip to Biloxi. The two were walking on the beach when Jonathan proposed.

After the wedding, Mattie and Jonathan went on a Norwegian Western Caribbean Cruise for a week, which took them to Belize, Costa Maya, Roatan and Cozumel. After the honeymoon the couple settled into their home in Algiers where Jonathan works for Zinsel Glass while Mattie works at Orient Expressed.


  Bride:   Mattie Anne Pettey
  Groom:   Jonathan Andrew Sanders
  Bride’s Parents:   Mr. Felix Pettey and Mrs. Anne Pettey
  Groom’s Parents:   Mr. Allen Sanders and Mrs. Kathy Sanders
  Date of Wedding:   April 13, 2013
  Ceremony Location:   St. Rita
  Reception Location:   Garden Study Center and the Lath House in City Park
  Coordinator:   April Laughlin from City Park
  Celebrant:   Father Paul Nguyen
  Ceremony Music:   Olga Ann Frank
  Wedding Gow   n:  Yvonne LaFl eur
 Maid of Honor:  Lauren Lane
 Bridesmaids:  Katie Hedrick, Chelsea Noble, and Erica Sanders
 Bridesmaids’ Dresses:  David’s Bridal
 Ring Bearer:  Dominic Sanders
 Groom’s Attire:  Men’s Wearhouse
 Best Man:  Joshua Sanders
 Groomsmen : Jimmy Ri les, Christopher Sanders and Samuel Sanders
Groomsmen’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Allain’s Jewelry
Florist: Cynthia Carriere and Meade Wenzel
Favor: Koozies with the couples name and date and the phrase: “To have and to hold and to keep your beer cold.”
Caterer: City Park
Wedding Cake: Haydel’s Bakery
Groom’s Cake: Haydel’s Bakery
Photographer: Eric Bordelon with StudioTran
Videographer: Zuma Video Production
Hair: Trina Davis
Music: Ooh La La Music Company