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REAL WEDDING:: Carly Carrone + Lucien Oubre {FOREVER IN MY HEART}

Bride and groom portrait fall wedding


Written by: Jessica Burke |  Photos: Ashley Biltz Photography

their story

“Lucien and I met at the Fresh Market where he managed,” shares Carly. “I was instantly attracted to him, and knew he’d either be a huge lesson or he’d be my person.” 

Carly found herself making excuses to shop there just so she could see Lucien. “Eventually I brought my mom in to check him out, and he ended up giving us a tour of the store,” says Carly. “At the end of the tour I knew this was my moment to give him my number. In true male fashion, his response was ‘But I see you all the time? I don’t need a card.’ After basically shoving my number down his throat, he texted a week later.”

Carly knew Lucien was going to propose when he took her to their favorite spot, Bonnabel Boat Launch. “I felt like he was taking too long to pop the question, and after blacking out from anticipation, I apparently shook him by the shoulders, asking ‘Do you have something for me?? DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING FOR MEEE??” says Carly. “He did…thankfully.” 

wedding invitation and wedding rings

wedding rings in a wooden box

fall wedding covington la

meaningful moments 

“We chose 11/7 because that’s the day my aunt had committed suicide a few years before. She was much more like my sister than my aunt, so the loss was and still is devastating. We wanted to turn the day into a positive, as well as having her always be a part of our day. We released balloons for her and all passed loved ones who couldn’t be there to celebrate with us.”

wedding balloon release

wedding decor details

Another really special part of the ceremony was that we were able to incorporate the doors and chandelier from my old house in Arabi. When Katrina hit, we lost everything, as most people did. When my dad found out we had to sell our home to Road Home, he took all the doors and chandeliers with us out of our 1885 home. It was really nice to have part of my home included in our special day.”

favorite wedding moments

“I think our favorite part was after so much stress and trauma that 2020 had brought for everyone, we were able to celebrate with our families. We have those memories forever, regardless of what 2020 had taken from us.”

first dance

wedding cake with wooden bride and groom cake topper

wedding toast




WEDDING LOCATION: Bride’s Father’s Home | OFFICIANT: LaToya Papillion Herr, Waning Moon Weddings | BRIDE’S GOWN: “Inca”, Grace Loves Lace | PHOTOGRAPHER: Ashley Biltz Photography | VIDEO: Justin Alexander Films | FLORIST: Doris Ione | BAKERY: Giovanna’s Bakery | CEREMONY MUSIC + RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Toast Entertainment | HAIR + MAKEUP: Rachel Blanchard, Lauren Landry Chemin | WEDDING PLANNER: Lonney Jane Productions | CANDLE DECOR: The Bride’s Collection | CATERER: Katierey’s Cheesecakes and Bakery | JEWELER: Natalie Marie Jewelry | INVITATIONS: Paume Design Co.



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