As told by Stasha: An avid watcher of romance films, Sherrie often laughed when the storyline involved the main character finding true love in college or graduate school. That laughter has turned into uncontrollable blushing because we met in law school but didn’t begin dating until a year later when I mustered the courage to flirt with her during Evidence class. Since then, we’ve been inseparable! One year after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on marriage equality and we are still in disbelief that our marriage is possible. We are tremendously blessed to spend our lives together as wives and most importantly best friends. We hope that our union may inspire younger members of the LGBT community to live out loud.
Our wedding was accidentally perfect. We initially planned to host a rustic barn wedding at an all-inclusive venue. Unfortunately, two weeks before our wedding, the venue was so damaged in the Baton Rouge summer flood that they could not host our wedding. As a result, we had two weeks to re-plan our entire wedding which meant finding and securing all vendors in an extremely short window of time. So, instead of the rustic wedding of our dreams, we hosted a contemporary wedding with rustic details. Despite this unexpected diversion, we thoroughly enjoyed our day.
Our intimate ceremony was held in The Shaw Center, a multi-use museum, theatre and arts complex which incorporates historic architecture and modern design. We exchanged moving and deeply personal vows after Sherrie’s law school roommate read a paragraph of Justice Kennedy’s marriage equality ruling. Once the ceremony was complete, guest moved to the building’s terrace which consists of a glass-enclosed room leading out to a balcony and sculpture garden, that features spectacular views of the Mississippi River and downtown Baton Rouge. After dinner and a beautiful toast everyone enjoyed dancing to the music of a traditional New Orleans Brass Band.
- Photography By Collin Ritchie Photography
- Venue By Shaw Center for the Arts
- Florals By Billy Heromans
- Catering By Cooking By Design
- Sherrie's Dress By Enzoani
- Stasha's Suit By Musika Frère
- Sherrie's Ring By Boudreaux's Jewelers
- Stasha's Ring By Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
- Wedding Backdrop By Event Rental