I am thrilled to present the wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Critelli! Mary and Michael booked us for their wedding photography and they are two of the sweetest people you could ever want to meet. Even though they booked their wedding photography collection while out of state, we met face to face at my favorite coffee shop to discuss their wedding plans and Mary's bridal portrait session.
Their wedding day started in downtown Baton Rouge at the Hilton on the riverside. Mary was stunning in her wedding dress that she purchased from Bustle Baton Rouge. We showed up early enough to get some photographs of Mary and her bridesmaids getting hair and makeup done, and then photographed her getting into her wedding dress.
We got to take a few photos with the groom and his groomsmen as well before heading to the beautiful St. Joseph Catholic Church in downtown Baton Rouge.
The wedding ceremony was a Catholic Mass and Mary looked beautiful as she walked down the aisle with her dad. Mary and Michael opted to not do a first look prior to the wedding so there was lots of emotion on his face when he saw his bride come down the aisle for the first time. Here are a few photos from the wedding ceremony.
And as if God said, "I approve," right after Mary said her vows the church bells rang, leaving Mary in shock and giving everyone a good laugh!
Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph Cathedral, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reception Venue: De La Ronde Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Downtown
Caterer: Ruffino's Catering
Groom's Cake: Ambrosia Bakery
Hair Stylist: Alicia Moscona
Make-Up: Olga Longoria
Bride's dress: Bustle Baton Rouge
Groom's attire: Men's Warehouse