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The Force is Strong.

“There was a part of us that figured we might never get married,” shares Jared. Although he and Sammy had been a couple for over 8 years, they felt odd needing to go to another state to get married and return home to Louisiana and not have their marriage recognized.

When marriage equality became law in 2015, Jared and Sammy initially didn’t rush to tie the knot. “We really felt that we had already made a commitment to each other,” shares Jared. However, when they found out that Jared’s family was planning a rare trip to New Orleans, they knew they had to seize the opportunity to say their vows.

With only two months to make it all happen, the two planned an intimate wedding in their own back yard so they could celebrate with the people most important to them.

Check out their feature in our 2016 Fall+Winter Print Edition below and click thru the gallery above to see more photos!


PHOTOGRAPHER: Theresa Elizabeth Photography | BAKERY: The Sweet Life Bakery | RENTALS: Event Rental | CEREMONY + RECEPTION LOCATION : The home of Jared & Sammy | OFFICIANT: Donna C Buffone’, Nola Ceremonies | ATTIRE: (Jared) Luca Falcone (Sammy) Tommy Hilfiger | FLORIST + PLANNER: B Creative Advisory Services | ADDITIONAL FLORALS: Pick A Petal | CATERER: Bradley Taylor | VEGAN  CHOCOLATE CAKE: Shake Sugary | COOKIES: Cookies by Tammy Ditta | JEWELER: Hans Luetkemeier | THUMBPRINT GUEST SIGN IN: Blue De Toi

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