April 23, 2016
True Love: STAT
The couple’s story began in high school. Bethany made the first move and asked Brian to the Christmas Cotillion— a formal ball. Several years later, they reconnected at the local hospital where Bethany was working as a registered nurse and Brian as an anesthesiologist. While they were dating, they had planned to meet in New York to see LSU play Syracuse. Little did Bethany know, their plans for the next morning would take a slight detour. Brian had special plans to propose that night with rose petals and candles.
On their wedding day, Bethany wore a classy, strapless Watters gown in their outdoor wedding at The Houstonian Hotel and Spa in Houston, Texas. Following the ceremony pictures, they were able to have a private moment together to enjoy the signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. During the reception, Bethany and Brian were able to have a private dance together. Afterwards, they spent a week in Jade Mountain, St. Lucia followed by a week in Caneel Bay, St. John.
A little tip on when you need to use the restroom: instead of having your bridesmaids lift your dress and stand awkwardly around… instead, turn and face the back of the toilet. Probably too much information, but it works.
The day of the wedding, I gave my cell phone to one of my bridesmaids and had her respond to text messages and answer calls. She’s my best friend, so she knew how to respond and when to ask me about something. This way, I was able to fully enjoy and take in the entire day without having to hassle with responding back to texts about silly things or even being aware of silly things that may or may not have stressed me out.
The night before our wedding, after the rehearsal dinner, I had two of my bridesmaids/best friends spend the night with me. The next morning, I had pre-ordered a ton of food to arrive because I read that the bride always forgets to eat the day of the wedding. Great friends and food was the perfect way for me to relax and start the morning. The morning of your wedding, do whatever it is that is relaxing for you. Also, surround yourself with the people that make you feel the most at ease.
By Marian Jacob
Photos: Morgan Lynn Photography