Chelsey and Derek tied the knot at Stella Plantation, a gorgeous working sugar plantation 20 miles southeast of New Orleans shrouded in live oak trees and surrounded by 1500 acres of quiet countryside. Their vibrant color palette of magenta and orange was perfect for a Southern springtime celebration. Arte De Vie captured their day!
A Louisiana plantation wedding in Braithwaite
I love Derek's easy going way of being. I tend to need to control things and Derek is cool with that. He's so kind and generous of heart. I feel completely safe and content about our present and our future. Not to mention my two sweet babies absolutely LOVE him. My son will randomly take my hand and Derek's hand and put them together, he knows this is the way it's supposed to be, and I know I've made the best decision for all of us in choosing Derek to be my husband and partner in raising Scarlet and Jake.
We're really looking forward to the whole day, soaking in the whole experience, having all our families there and seeing our children dance with joy and excitement. I can't wait to see what kind of snafus will happen to make this day especially unique and with our munchkins running around, I'm sure there will be plenty of those. We're both very adventurous and love trying new things and going new places so our wedding night at the Ritz Carlton and subsequent honeymoon at the St. Lucia Sandals resort is a dream come true… in fact, we've already got several vacations on our agenda after we're married. – Chelsey