Your venue at Elms Mansion is gorgeous! How did you choose your venue/date (May 26th, 2019)?
"We had actually already planned and booked an entire wedding for the day after, at Arlington Plantation in Franklin, Louisiana. About 5 months before the wedding was supposed to occur, we found at that Arlington had shut down without notifying us, and the Elms came to our rescue after one of the members of Stephen's tennis league had to move his daughter's wedding because it had become too large. It ended up being perfect, since the Elms had been my dream wedding venue since childhood, when I used to pass by weddings there on my way home from my mom's office."Tell us about your dress shopping experience. Where did you find your gown?
"I bought my dress at Wedding Belles in New Orleans, a cool little boutique with more modern designers as their focus. 2 of my bridesmaids brought champagne and strawberries, and we nibbled on them while I tried on dresses, and then I returned with my mom and sister, who was also my maid of honor, to show them the final 3 even though I already knew which one I wanted."How many gowns did you try on before you said Yes?
"Countless!"Was the gown you said yes to what you imagined you'd pick when you started out?
"Absolutely not. I had my heart set on a blush appliqué floral draped plunge dress that I had seen on Instagram!"