Real Wedding: Brooke and Brian


It’s time for our FIRST REAL bride and real wedding of the month on the Bridesy Blog. I am so excited to share this special love story with all of you. I am lucky enough to call Brooke one of my best friends and one of my bridesmaids. Brian, Brookes’ husband, is my fiance’s best friend, hence how I became so close with Brooke.

Brooke was there with me when I found BOTH of my wedding gowns. I think she’s lucky, to say the least.brooke.jpg

I didn’t meet Brooke and Brian until a few years after their big day so looking back on her photos was so special to me! Seeing them so happy and in love truly warms my heart. 

This couple exemplifies what true love really is. They are such amazing friends, wonderful parents and even better human beings.


Brooke & Brian Fontenot: June 26, 2011


Photography: Jay Faugot


Brian and I met through a mutual friend during college. We are both from Lafayette, Louisiana but we went to different high schools.


Brian and I planned to go on a quick weekend camping trip. The week of the trip, the weather started to warm up, so I was hesitant about going. I even complained to my mom because Brian was so insistent on going anyway! Needless to say, she didn’t talk to me very much because she’s not the best secret-keeper. We got to the campsite, set up our tent, and enjoyed the views. I remember I was trying to complete some school work while he started cooking. I also remember that he would NOT sit still. I even told him that he needed to just sit and relax. At one point, I noticed he kept going back to his truck. He emerges from the truck wiping his hands with a small towel which was odd because there were paper towels near the cooking supplies (and easily accessible for that matter). I blew it off. He FINALLY sat down, but I could sense something was off.


After a few minutes of silence, I look up to see him going down on one knee! I can’t really remember what exact words came out of his mouth… But there he was, down on his knee with a sparkly ring. Did I cry? OF COURSE I DID! After saying yes and jumping and screaming in excitement, Brian asked me if I knew. I looked down at my hand that now was adorned with a beautiful ring… and CHIPPED NAIL POLISH! Of COURSE I had no clue. My nails most certainly would not have looked that awful (see pic below and remember 2010 was before selfies were a thing)! A side note: I never get my nails done which is why there was leftover polish on them! I will never forget that day! It was unexpected and perfect!


BUDGETING! Geez everything is so expensive. Selecting where to splurge and what to sacrifice was so hard. 





Photography: Jay Faugot


Our ceremony was at Asbury Methodist Church. It was a super simple Methodist ceremony. The music (as orchestrated and selected by my dad) was out of this world! I did NOT want Canon in D (insert many eye rolls here, but I absolutely ADORE that song).




The reception was the most fun, of course! The music and food were amazing! I LOVED my flowers and invitations. They were perfect!!!


I had 7 bridesmaids. They were short, yellow dresses with a sweetheart neckline.



HIRE A VIDEOGRAPHER! We hired a friend. It’s awful. It’s not edited. I could go on, but I’ll stop…




Photography: Jay Faugot


Though it is so hard and hectic, take time to enjoy the process. The amount of work and effort and money that goes into a few hours is tremendous, so it’s important to also enjoy the journey to get there because it’s over in a blink!


Almost a decade later, these two are parents to two of the cutest little boys, Henry (5) and William (2). They work and live in Lafayette, Louisiana.



Florist: Flowers Etc.
DJ/Band: First Class Band
Planner: Melissa from Flowers Etc. helped plan, but I didn’t have an official planner. She was, however, amazing!
Venue: Asbury Methodist Church (ceremony) & Petroleum Club of Lafayette (reception)
Hair: Robert M’s
Caterer: Petroleum Club & iMonelli
Photographer: Jay Faugot

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