St. Mary Mother of the Church, Lafayette
Photography By Janenne deClouet & Planning By Kayla Jackson/Moonlight & Lace
Alissa Sarradet and Trey Talbot met through a mutual friend and went on their first date to Don’s Seafood the next week. Alissa knew there would be many more dates to come, but Trey took her by surprise with a proposal three years later. While fishing at Wisconsin’s Lilli Lake, Trey got down on one knee so Alissa could take a picture of him with his fish. It was all a ruse so that he could ask her to marry him.
For the ceremony, Alissa wore a classic dress designed by Catherine Dean of London with hand-sewn rose on the bodice and a sheer illusion top. A deep v-cut back and cathedral length hand-sewn veil and custom pearl and crystal headpiece completed her ensemble. The bride admits she was dead set on wearing blush Christian Louboutin pumps with a laser-etched rose pattern on the heel— her something new.
“My most memorable moment was definitely reciting our vows and listening to Father Trahan’s homily,” Alissa says. “The entire ceremony went off without a hitch and the vibe was just very loving and positive.”
Since both of her parents had passed away, Alissa wanted to honor their memory while also celebrating the love and support she’s received from the Stutes family. Her paternal grandfather walked her down the aisle, and she wore her mom’s favorite perfume, Tresor.
Seven bridesmaids were able to choose their own style of
floor-length dress in any shade of blush. Maid of honor Britni Nicole Stutes wore a tea-length self-portrait dress. “Groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos with black ties, while the groom and ring bearer wore ivory ties.
Hosted by Anita and Brad Stutes and Darlene and Tommy Talbot, the reception at Warehouse 535 featured eclectic lighting complimented by romantic decor and draping. A champagne toast kicked off the evening, which included a photo booth from LA Events and music by Three Thirty Seven Band. Four tiers of buttercream made up the wedding cake created by Russell’s Catering Service, and flowers by Leona Sue’s were done in mostly neutral tones with greenery and eucalyptus to decorate reception tables.
A special moment for Alissa was sharing the “father-daughter” dance with Brad Stutes. About her wedding party, Alissa says, “Each lady is like a sister to me, and I was very appreciative of all the help I had from each person throughout my engagement.”
Her maid of honor created some fun Snapchat filters that reflected the style of the invitation, and a close friend made the wedding favors as a gift. Each guest left to a sparkler exit, taking home mini Targil Cajun seasoning canisters printed with a picture of the bride and groom.
Alissa and Trey honeymooned in St. Maarten and now make their home in Lafayette.