Immaculate Conception Church Metairie Country Club Wedding | Jessica & Joseph
Wedding Date: May 19, 2018
Bridal Prep: The Roosevelt
Ceremony Location: Immaculate Conception
Reception Location: Metairie Country Club
Bakery: La Louisiane
Entertainment: The Mixed Nuts
How did you meet?
At the Red Eye. I’ve never been a fan of this bar. However this night I was there for a friends birthday. Woody walked in with a group after an engagement party and he went straight behind the bar to make himself a drink. I thought “who is this guy who thinks he owns the place?” So I asked the DJ who informed me of who he was (a former employee). The DJ asked me why I wanted to know and I said “he’s kind of hott.” The DJ proceeded to get on the microphone and let Woody know that “this girl over here thinks you’re hott.” So Woody came over and we chatted on and off throughout the night until I finally gave him my number.
And as they say… the rest is history.
Include a little bit about yourselves. What do you do?
Woody works as a project manager at Gallo Mechanical. He is also a charter fishing captain for Home Run Charters out of Venice, LA.
Jessica is a tax manager at Bourgeois Bennett.
|what is your favorite thing about each other? Share a personal story.
We make each other laugh (a lot)
|How did the proposal go? Who proposed to who, were you surprised?
Woody surprised me with a proposal in my backyard. He had planned for all of our close family and friends to arrive shortly after the proposal to celebrate.
|Where was your ceremony held and why did you pick this site?
Ceremony was at Immaculate Conception Church. Woody is a Jesuit boy so it was only fitting that we get married at the Jesuit Church. Also, all four of Woody’s sisters were married at this church.
|Where was your Reception held and why did you pick this site?
Reception was at Metairie Country Club. We chose this location because it is such a beautiful and large venue.
|What unique or special things did you do at the reception?
We had glow sticks for everyone to wear.
We both did a chambong on the dance floor courtesy of Brian Landry from Jack Rose restaurant.
|Pick one moment in the day that was your favorite thing?
Our performance of Proud Mary with the band.
|Did it really go by as quickly as everyone says?
YES! I still cannot believe it is over. I want to do it again!
|What was the inspiration behind picking the color palette and decor that you picked?
It’s funny that my bridesmaids ended up in pink because everyone knows I hate the color pink. But I fell in love with this color (named Whipped Apricot by the designer)and thus we had a pink color palette.
|From the Bride – When you first saw the groom, what were you thinking/feeling?
Just get me down this aisle without crying.
|From the groom – When you first saw the bride, what were you thinking/feeling?
I can’t believe I finally get to marry this girl.
|Who was your baker, what was the flavor of your cake? Was it delicious?!
Bride’s cake – La Louisiane – white almond cake with separate layers filled with almond and white chocolate mousseline, the frosting was Ameri-Swiss buttercream
Groom’s cake – Gambino’s – Chocolate doberge cake
|Did you do a first look? If so how did you feel about it? If not, do you wish you had?
We did not do a first look. I do not wish I had. I love the tradition of seeing him for the first time as I was walking down the aisle.
|Did you have a coordinator or did you plan everything yourself? If you didn’t have a coordinator any advice for brides planning their own wedding?
I did not have a coordinator. My mother helped me plan the entire thing. I owe her the world for everything she did (especially the planning she did while I was in tax season).
|What was your first dance song? Why this song?
Hey Pretty Girl by Kip Moore. I think it is a really touching song that spells out of love story and what the great things that are still to come.
|Band or DJ? Did they rock it?
Bank – Mixed Nuts- They killed it! Couldn’t have asked for a better band.
|We want to hear YOUR advice for future brides.
Enjoy the moment.
Don’t leave the dance floor. You can see the flowers and food displays, etc. in pictures later.
Don’t feel obligated to tell everyone hello.