Melissa + Brennen // Caspiana Plantation Wedding // Shreveport, Louisiana

Melissa & Brennen are seriously the sweetest couple! I met with Melissa just 7 or 8 months before the wedding & I swear it was a meant to be! We just clicked! We sat at Rhino Coffee in Shreveport just giggling & chatting until Brennen got there so we could really discuss wedding photography. We talked about how they were getting married at one of the gorgeous plantations in Shreveport, Caspiana Plantation. Of course the subject of rain came up but we quickly dismissed it saying it was going to be a beautiful day no matter what!

Then the week before the wedding came. The prediction wasn't looking good at all. It called for severe thunderstorms, possible tornadoes, and lots of rain for her wedding day. That's when we all started praying... hard. I woke up Saturday morning and it was pouring so hard. I was instantly worried... what was the back up plan? Where was ceremony going to take place? But I held it together because if anyone knew about rain on their wedding day, it was me. I kept an eye on the radar and I was so amazed, by 11:00 that morning, it should be clear! It worked out so perfect. The clouds parted and the sun came out for Melissa & Brennen's wedding day! However, the rain had taken it's toll on the venue. The owners, Cherrie & Scott, did everything they possibly could along with Melissa's family & friends. They had water pumps coming in to get the water out of the ceremony site & then they brought in the sand to soak up the water with green runners to cover the sand. It was truly a miracle, but by the time ceremony started, it was perfect! 


Venue: Caspiana Plantation // Video: Ramsaur Videography // Coordinator: Wild Love Events // Catering: Drake Catering // Bar Service: Thrifty Liquor // Cake Designer: Southern Charm Cakery // Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo // Bridesmaid: Bella Bridesmaid // Menswear: Squires Tuxedo // Florist: Bittersweet Flowers & Gifts // Entertainment: Muzik Unlimited // Rentals: Majestic Tents & Encore // Stationery: Carlson Craft Stationery/Wedding Paper Divas // Hair: The Razzberry Salon // Makeup: Carol Hines // Custom Signs: All Things Taylor Made

Photographed with Contax 645. Scans by Richard Photo Lab.