As tradition would have it, Fall is the time that Sophisticated Woman releases our Sophisticated Weddings bridal issue and holds our annual Bridal Expo. But as 2020 would have it, all things have changed. But we like to think of it as a challenge and not a road block. Just like the rest of the world, our events have been canceled or postponed, and the way that we have had to do photo shoots, interviews and even client interactions has changed.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way! Perseverance in the face of adversity is what we like to call it—and persevere we have. We could not let this season go by without observing our traditional bridal feature and paying a fashion tribute to one of the most cherished days in a woman’s life.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in our special photo shoot which took place at Carter Plantation in Springfield, where Event Director Lauren Sadler graciously gave us full access to the beautiful grounds and facilities. Our selection of exquisite bridal gowns was provided by Tricia’s Bridal Boutique in Franklinton and Olivier Couture Bridal Boutique in Mandeville. The accompanying floral designs were created by our Enterprising Woman, Samantha Bates, owner of Especially For Your Florist in Ponchatoula. Wildflower Hair and Makeup owner Karen Carson and her artists, Allyssa Hutchinson and Bobbi Wamsley, beautifully styled our bridal models’ hair and makeup. And all of the magic was captured by photographer Crystal LoGidiuce as we shuttled from location to location within the spectacular Carter Plantation grounds on a very sultry September day.
Bridal Gowns | Tricia’s Bridal Boutique | 985-322-2122
Bridal Gowns | Olivier Couture Bridal Boutique | 985-674-6994
Hair and Makeup | Wildflower Hair and Makeup | 985-510-1290
Flowers | Especially For You Florist | 985-370-0445
Location | Carter Plantation | 225-294-7555
Models | Reneé Picou, Rachel Pizzolato and Tricia Thomas
Photographer | Crystal LoGiudice | crystalphotos.photoshelter.com