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Carolyn & Alex | October 13, 2018

Randi Fracassi

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Our Vendor Team

Baked Goods: JCB Creations

Beauty: Verde Beauty Studio

Bridal Accessories: Kendra Scott

Bridal Apparel: Miss Hayley Paige at Lotus Bridal

Floral Design: Pick-a-Petal Floral Design

Grooms Apparel: The Black Tux

Paper Goods: Paper Tie Affair

Photography: Art De Vie

Planning: Poppy Lane Events

Venue and Catering: Windsor Court Hotel

Videography: Wedding Films Solutions

Abigail and Robert | July 14, 2018

Randi Fracassi

In that still and settled place There’s nobody but you

You’re where I breathe by oxygen You’re where I see my view

And when the world feels full of noise My heart know what do do

It find that still and settled place

And dances there with you.

Edward Monkton, “That Still and Settled Place”


Candlelight and personal touches filled the Baton Rouge Country Club on Robert and Abby’s wedding day, with their favorite coffee as favors and an entire staircase lit up with floating candles. Soft, bright, and full of laughter, their day was surrounded by family and friends, and what a dream it was to coordinate for them!

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Stephani & Patrick | June 9, 2018

Randi Fracassi

I give my hand to you with all my heart
I can't wait to live my life with you I can't wait to start
You and I will never be apart
My dreams came true because of you.

When Stephani and Patrick met, it wasn't quite love at first sight. It was, however, a little prick of awareness, a little "Aha, there you are" after meeting each other a few times, and then a "Let's do forever". Chic, classic, and so stylish, the Mathia's are a good time loving couple with the best group of family and friends. Stephani and Pat, it was such an honor and a pleasure to make sure that your wedding day was everything you dreamed it would be!

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Our Vendors

Beauty: Verde Beauty Studio

Bridal Apparel: Moliere Bridal

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Candle and Lighting: Luminous Events

Ceremony Venue: Loews Hotel

Coordination: Poppy Lane Events

DJ: Countdown Sound and Productions

Floral: Herbivore Floral Designs

Grooms Apparel: Men’s Warehouse

Second Line Band: Lagniappe Brass Band

Photography: Studio Tran

Reception Venue: The Chicory

Lindsey + Tim | May 19, 2017

Randi Fracassi

"To love is not to possess, to own or imprison, nor to lose one's self in another.

"Love is to join and separate, to walk alone and together, to find a laughing freedom that lonely isolation does not permit.

"It is finally to be able to be who we really are, no longer clinging in childish dependency nor docilely living separate lives in silence, it is to be perfectly one's self and perfectly joined in permanent commitment to another-- and to one's inner self.

"Love only endures when it moves like waves, receding and returning gently or passionately, or moving lovingly like the tide in the moon's own predictable harmony, because finally, despite a child's scars or an adult's deepest wounds, they are openly free to be who they really are--and always secretly were, in the very core of their being, where true and lasting love can alone abide."

-James Kavanaugh

Y'all, coordinating Tim and Lindsey's wedding was a dream. May 18 and 19, 2017 were the hottest days of the spring, but these folks and their family and friends had the biggest smiles on their faces the entire time. They were so incredibly sweet, their love and respect for each other evident with every glance they exchanged. 

The Lopez's were married at the James Grace House in Plaquemine, and the second I pulled up to the property my jaw dropped. Dr. Grace and his wife own the property, and in the 1970's actually moved the entire home across Iberville Parish cane fields to where it currently stands. Mrs. Grace was-- and still is -- a botanist, and her love for plants and floral can be seen in the garden where Tim and Lindsey had their Private Prayer Moment, as well as the most darling greenhouse near the Bridal Cottage. The house is fully restored to it's Antebellum roots, with antiques from the period mixed through pictures of the Grace family and modern amenities (God bless air conditioning!). 

Tim and Lindsey full embraced simplicity and adding personal touches for their wedding, from eucalyptus bouquets and crowns for the bridal party to Tim's father, their pastor, presiding over their ceremony, their favorite home-style food being served at the buffet, and the Matron of Honor's hand lettering used throughout in the signage. This wedding was full of laughter, smiles, and friends and family coming together to celebrate the beginnng of Tim and Lindsey's life together. 

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A Little Bit About a Poppy Lane Bride

Randi Fracassi

She is a sweatpants and coffee cup loving kinda girl, usually sporting a messy bun by the end of the day. She loves ice cream and wine (though not exclusively), and calls her mom every day. She was raised with a strong father figure in her life, and her future husband will be exactly like him because there's not a man in the world that could compare to how perfect and wonderful of a husband and father Daddy is.

She's steadfast and strong, characteristics that are innate to her personality but amplified through her high school and college experiences, and God does she hate crying in front of other people. A Poppy Lane Bride initially loved the idea of Mason and Ball jars filled with baby's breath for her wedding, but as she sees it over and over, she's less enchanted with it, and looks towards mercury glass and wine barrels. The idea of crafting or doing something DIY for her wedding does not sway her (especially if it can save her money), but secretly fears it will look awful, and will look at Pinterest and Etsy for a detailed how-to or to purchase. And if it does turn out bad, she will first ask her closest friends to validate the awfulness, assess if it can be fixed, and then try again (before either making it absolutely perfect or disposing of the evidence in the outside trashcan). 

Sometimes she is older, the experiences of life having left laughter in the crinkles of her eyes and the corners of her mouth, a stubborn silver streak that hair dye just won't successfully hide. She has known love long enough to know what is true and lasting, what truly makes for forever, and whenever she looks at her love, still feels the same light in her soul she felt when she realized that she had in fact found The One. 

She loves tradition (hello Cake Pulls and your comrades participating in a saber arch), but when the scenery of a venue takes her breath away, she convinces her parents that she doesn't want the full Mass in the Church (her fiance at this point would rather have the least amount of pomp and circumstance, but as long as she is happy and they're married, that's all that matters). She places value in lasting memories for not just herself and her husband, but her guests, and will make sure she has her dream photographer and an awesome band or DJ. 

A Poppy Lane Events Bride, I would be pressed to say, is the daughter in which I would be honored to have some day. 

Music You Can Walk Down the Aisle To: Fall 2016

Randi Fracassi

In the creation of timelines and confirming details for our clients, one of the questions we ask is what songs are part of the ceremony, in particular the processional (officiant, groom, groomsmen, bridesmaids, parents, the bride!) and the recessional (everyone walking back up the aisle to head towards pictures and the reception). Today's post though is all about the processional, and picking music that is a little different than the standard Pachelbel's Canon in D or Wedding March (fun fact: this originates from Shakespeare's Midsummer's Night Dream!). Most of the music featured in this article will be instrumental, some churches and venues have restrictions on music with words. So, without further adue, let's get on to Poppy Lane's Fall 2016 Processional picks!

Turning Page (Instrumental) -- Sleeping at Last

Yes, this piece is from Breaking Dawn's Soundtrack, much like the super popular Thousand Years performed by Christina Perri (our favorite cover though is by the Piano Guys), but there's something so incredibly soothing and soft about this music, and we think it's a perfect alternative to walk down the aisle to!

Can't Help Falling in Love with You -- Samantha Harvey 

Oh. My. Goodness. This Elvis Presley cover speaks for itself. We also like this for a first dance song...cue the tears!!

Arioso from Cantata BWV 156 (Adagio) - Bach 

A classical piece if there ever was one. "Adagio" is a music term for a slow, steady beat, a desirable quality and a necessity for processional music and a timed entrance. We find more traditional of nontraditional couples like this piece. 

Thinking Out Loud -- Daniel Jang (Original by Ed Sheeran)

Can't go wrong with a piano and violin duet, most especially when it's covering a song like Thinking Out Loud. This makes us think of Spring and Summer outdoor ceremonies with a gentle breeze, and two people laughing and crying because they love each other so much. 

Love Never Fails -- Brandon Heath

This song loosely follows Corinthians 13, and then turns into a series of verses regarding true love, your relationship together, and promising to be with each other until death to you part. 10/10 would recommend with and without the lyrics attached.