Catherine and Brett’s wedding weekend was a traditional, elegant celebration in her hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. Family played a crucial role in all aspects of the couple’s journey to saying “I do”. The rehearsal dinner, dress and reception venue all integrated influential memories that impacted Catherine’s upbringing.
For their rehearsal dinner, the wedding party took a trolley to Catherine’s family restaurant, The Superior. A sweet personal touch on the weekend was the signature drink, the Superior’s margarita served in custom cups with the restaurant’s logo. The cup artwork featured a bit of a twist by tying the couple’s names into the classic Superior logo. Bottoms up! Time together sipping on margaritas had everyone in the mood for the fun weekend ahead.
Catherine’s gown, made by Sareh Nouri is an ivory shantung natural waist ball gown featuring a V- neckline and V-back, and a cathedral length train. Pieces of her mother’s and grandmother’s dresses, including the date of their wedding ceremonies, were stitched into Catherine’s skirt adding an extra meaningful detail. Her veil, made by Homa, is a beautiful alencon floral lace cathedral length veil. She topped off her winter wedding day look with a white fur shawl.
Before heading to Brown chapel for the ceremony, Catherine shared an intimate first look moment with her father at her family home. The two embraced in a hug and then left for the church where Brett waited to see her. Catherine then spent a moment alone with Brett before the two made their way down the aisle and became Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin!
From the church, the wedding party and guests headed to the reception, which took place at the home where Catherine grew up. Their backyard was transformed with the addition of an outdoor tent, white drapery and vines hung from the ceiling and a dance floor detailed with winter greenery. Centerpieces of white hydrangeas, pine needles and roses towered high above the tables surrounded by blue velvet chairs. Along with the floral arrangements were glass candelabras that contributed to an ambiance of romance and refinement. Lanterns wrapped in greens hung above the event space. The front panels of the bar were covered in ivy as well as the stage and dance floor area. All aspects of the decor worked together seamlessly. Brett’s cake was a realistic bagel and coffee cup in reference to Shug’s bagel’s here in Dallas. As a frequent Shug’s customer, I appreciated the nod to one of my favorite spots. Yum!
Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin got the party started as they entered the reception to “Oh What A Night”. Guests were on their feet ready to watch Catherine and Brett dance for the first time as a couple to “Real Love Baby”. Everyone got into the holiday spirit as candy cane glow sticks and Christmas light necklaces were passed out on the dance floor.
At the end of the night, the Hamlin’s rode out in style on a golf cart with sparklers lining their pathway.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin, what a fun celebration with friends and family!
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