Beau Jardin Wedding in Natchitoches Louisiana – Chelsey & Jimmy

For Chelsey and Jimmy’s wedding, I was excited to travel up to central Louisiana to the historic town of Natchitoches, which is just north of Alexandria.  The intimate ceremony and reception both took place at Beau Jardin, a beautiful park area on the bank of Cane River Lake in the Natchitoches Historic District.  Recently constructed, Beau Jardin features a beautiful waterfall and stream, and elegant brick steps that curve down the hill.  It was down these steps that Chelsey made her entrance at the beginning of the ceremony, with Jimmy waiting for his beautiful bride at the base of the steps with the flower girl and ring bearer.  After the ceremony we did some formal group shots, and then did some portraits of the bride and groom in a few spots around the grounds.  The entertainment for the relaxed and low-key reception was provided by Roadhouse Band.  The Roque House, a very old creole home built in the early 1800s, is also part of the venue.  The home was moved from its original location south of the town to its present spot in 1967, and later was restored.  Here, Chelsey gave Jimmy the best cake-face-smash ever (after, it should be noted, Jimmy actually requested it after much contemplation)… instead of just using a small piece of cake in her hand, she took a whole slice on a plastic plate and smashed it into his face like a pie!


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