Avery Island, Louisiana, isn’t just the birthplace of Tabasco sauce, it also sits on top of a deposit of solid rock salt that is said to be deeper than Mount Everest is high. This, of course, fits perfectly with Sarah and Cameron’s love which is, clearly, spicy and deep!
Known for its bird sanctuary and its exotic, semi-tropical plants, this natural paradise dotted with large oaks draped in Spanish Moss and absolutely teeming with greenery and wildlife, is a dream come true for photographers shooting an Avery Island wedding. We were amazed at the variety of flora and fauna making up the landscape of Avery Island, as well as inspired to create the most amazing images possible with Sarah and Cameron and their guests.
Avery Island is steeped in the history of the Avery, Marsh, and McIllhenny families, so it was a treat when Sarah got ready with her ladies at the historic Marsh House while Cameron and his groomsmen got ready on family property on the same beautiful and private side of the island.
Sarah and Cameron did their first look in the Jungle Gardens at Avery Island surrounded by massive oak trees and an abundance of birdsong. We all went back to the Marsh House at sunset for the ceremony (with a gorgeous oak tree backdrop) and then spent the evening with Sarah and Cameron’s close friends and family while they danced and celebrated with the newlyweds into the night.
Sarah and Cameron are total sweethearts—to each other and to everyone around them—and we felt so blessed and honoured to be there to capture all the best moments of their beautiful day!
Florals and Planning: Thistle Co. (Katie Parris)
Hair and Makeup: Merle Norman
Ceremony Music: Vermillion Strings
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Marsh House
Bride’s Cake: Crystal Weddings
Groom’s Cake: @Sarah Trosclair
Band: River City Hit Squad