Chad & Megan’s West Monroe Convention Center wedding was incredible. Remember Megan’s bridal portrait session? If you loved the car shot at the end, then you’ll *love* their reception set up!
They chose Megan’s favorite colors, blue and silver, to decorate and showcase their love of cars. Some of the bridesmaids even dubbed it the “Winter Wonderland Car Show” wedding.
I love telling a couple’s story while incorporating the details they’ve chosen. I couldn’t resist snagging an image of their rings on this Hot Wheels Camaro!
Next, I headed out to their show cars. With so many options, it was fun to get creative with their details.
Megan was cool as a cucumber before her ceremony! She had a great time with her family and bridesmaids getting hair and makeup done for the wedding.
Once they were all ready, Chad & Megan wanted to be together but still have the first look as she walked down the aisle. We found the perfect spot for them to hold hands, talk, and calm each other’s nerves.
The ceremony had a gorgeous backdrop of doors and pallets covered in white Christmas lights. Megan’s father walked her down the aisle to “Bridal March” by Vicente Avella.
Everything went off without a hitch and it was time to party! The reception hall was framed with show cars, both their own and their friends’. Blue uplighting added to the atmosphere and transformed the entire room. Each table was named after a car brand with their emblem attached to wintery signs.
While guests were busy with the car hood ‘sign-in book’ (I know…SUPER cool!) and finding their seats, I snuck Chad & Megan back into the ceremony area for some portraits. I couldn’t resist using their gorgeous backdrop & giving them some time to enjoy a few moments alone as husband and wife.
I’m totally convinced no reception is complete without karaoke now! Everyone had a blast getting up to perform, but the groomsmen rendition of Backstreet Boys took the cake!
Speaking of cake…Chad and Megan enjoyed not one, but TWO cake cuttings (and smashings!). Patty Cakes designed an elegant 4 tier blue & navy cake for the first cutting. Then, they dove into the car themed grooms cake. You’d think Chad learned his lesson the first time around, but Megan got him twice- and I’m not complaining- it made for some hilarious images!
Before their grand exit, we snagged a few images with their show cars. The dramatic lighting and crisp design of the cars made for the perfect photo op.
At the end of the night, Chad & Megan made their great escape through *tons* of confetti. It was the perfect send off to a perfect day!
We asked Megan for some words of wisdom to future brides…”The best advice I could give future brides is just relax. It will seem like anything and everything will go wrong on your big day but it will all just work itself out! I felt like there was a lot of stuff I could have stressed about but I didn’t let it get to me. Between my amazing bridal party and my mother, they made sure everything was perfect!”
Chad advises grooms to “…enjoy the day! All the planning may be stressful but your wedding day is a time to enjoy all the hard work you and your fiance (now wife) put into having the best wedding day possible.”
Chad & Megan are looking forward to building cars, shows, and road trips together. They’re headed off to their Florida honeymoon in June!
Mr. & Mrs. Holloway, thank you so much for allowing me to play a role in your wedding day. It was honor to capture this milestone in your lives together!
Venue & Catering: West Monroe Convention Center
Dress designer: Kenneth Winston
Dress boutique: Azarue’s
Florist: Amy Owens
Cake designer: Patty Cakes
Band/DJ: Mike McKenzie
Videography: Change Allmon
Make-up artist: Debbie Pilcher
Hairstylist: Brittany Dye