Krystal & Matthew’s Wedding

Don’t believe in love at first sight? Well, you might want to sit down and talk to Krystal & Matthew. They thought marriage wasn’t written in the cards for them. But a mutual friend introduced the two, and the moment Matthew laid eyes on Krystal he knew she was it. They connected as if they’d always known each other.

Krystal and Matthew had originally planned to exchange letters on their wedding day. But as the wedding approached, things became more increasingly busy and nearly impossible to find time to sit and write them. They agreed they would pass on the letters. But Matthew decided to surprise Krystal and wrote her one anyway. And what a wonderful surprise it was. The letter, so sweet, brought Krystal (and all of us) to tears. We couldn’t even get mad at Matthew for making Krystal get her makeup redone.

A love so beautiful deserves a wedding to reflect it. Beautiful arrangement of florals, carefully selected details, an amazing venue, all perfect ingredients to one of the most gorgeous weddings I’ve had the privilege of photographing. The Hilton‘s beautiful floor to ceiling windows, with views overlooking the Mississippi River, created a bright, dreamy ceremony location. And their downstairs ballroom made for a sophisticated, elegant reception setting. Krystal & Matthew’s cake was a sight to behold, towering at several feet above us. The groom’s cake was also spectacular with an elaborately made, edible fish. The Hilton‘s catering provided delicious food that had us all stuffed and wishing we could’ve had to-go boxes.

It was an amazing wedding for an amazing couple.

Congratulations Krystal & Matthew!




Creative Team

Venue & Catering: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

Videographer: Shannon Talamo

Wedding Coordinator: Nichole Lefebvre, Jessi Arnold, & Debbie Dean

Cake: Alexis Graham SugarLips Cakes

Hair & Makeup: Valera Williams

Rentals/Decor: Ginger’s Party Rental

Florals: Louisiana Master Florist, Nichole Lefebvre: Silks & Crafts Wholesale House & Pike’s Peak 

Orchestra: Andrian Harabaru

Ice Sculpture: Ice Sliders

Band: Faith Bencel & the Music Krewe

Second Shooter: Ashley Mercer


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July 11, 2018



  1. Gail Nolan says:

    Congratulations Matthew & Krystal!!!! Beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple!!!!
    Awesome job Rae!

  2. Debbie M Dean says:

    My God what a beautiful wedding, this wedding needs to be in the 225 and City Social Magazine. The pictures came out absolutely magical.

  3. Windy Dean-Colomb says:

    What an awesome keepsake of such a beautiful day. God was truly smiling down on you two-remember to keep him at the forefront and will continue to bless your steps.

  4. Sandy Harrison ....Beverly Harmon's sister says:

    If Heaven is 1/10 of 1 billion like this wedding I am going to strive more! May God bless your love to seed a harvest of respect, unconditional love, and growing old together!

  5. Beverly Harmon says:

    This is one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen. Absolutely stunning!!!! God bless you both and thanks for sharing such a precious time!!!!

  6. Bernadine says:

    Krystal and matthew what a awesome and beautiful wedding it was. I hope both of you the best of luck.and always remember to keep god in your life.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Simply elegant!

    Love you

    Dee and Daniel

  8. This wedding was absolutely beautiful. It exceeded all of my expectations. I am so happy for y’all and wish nothing but love and happiness for rest of your lives. Thank u for allowing my baby girl railyn to be apart of your wedding everything was so beautiful and we will always remember your day. I love y’all
    Love Bam,Cassie
    & Railyn

  9. Dalia Wade says:

    Congratulations Krystal…. You looked very beautiful on your wedding day…..
    From Andre Gordon.

    Mr. Rice said you looked beautiful on your wedding day and he looks forward to meeting your guys.
    Krystal —- I’m super excited for you. You looked just like the princess you are. Congratulations on your amazing wedding. I’m very proud of you. Love Dalia Wade

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