How to choose the right venue for your dream wedding.

I am finally a Mrs.!

Two weekends ago was the most incredible of my life, and I owe it all to my amazing friends and family, the vendors and of course Breaux Vineyards who helped make my vision for a dream wedding a reality!

Picking a venue is probably the most important part of wedding planning.

The moment Carl and I stepped onto Breaux Vineyard’s amazing winery, we knew this is where we wanted to get married. The scenery was incredible, from the rolling hills to the vines in perfect rows it just seemed perfect for the vision I had created in my head!

Another reason Carl and I chose Breaux Vineyards was because of how at home and comfortable we felt with the staff, namely Jessie and Whitney. The two of them made us feel so welcome and were so excited that we were even considering having our wedding there. Feeling comfortable and attended to is so important in choosing a venue. Other venues Carl and I considered were not nearly as welcoming, often making us feel that we were just another wedding. Customer service is huge, and Whitney and Jessie were always around making sure everything was running smoothly. They took so much time to accommodate us and went above and beyond for us and we could not be more grateful.

Location is also one of the most important in selecting a venue that is right for you.  Carl and I opted for a more intimate wedding and the space could not have been more perfect for what we envisioned.

Unfortunately, the rain did not hold off for our special day, but the staff at Breaux quickly turned the reception area into a place where we could host the entire wedding and it was still perfect!

Breaux Vineyards has a bridal suite and groomsman’s suite, and an incredible reception area that can accommodate most wedding sizes!

Food is also one of the most important parts of choosing a venue! Carl and I are huge foodies and wanted to make sure we loved everything we served our guests. Breaux Vineyards was one of the few locations that allow you to bring your own caterer, which was great! Not to mention, the wine we chose to pair with the food was incredible! Even the least expensive bottle was still so amazing.

Thanks to Breaux Vineyards, our dream wedding was even more amazing than I had envisioned it would be!

What were the reasons you chose your wedding venue?

xx, Tonya Michelle


Credits from above:

Venue: Breaux Vineyards

Photography: Carling Zhou

Second Shooter: Brooke Silverman

Floral: Vintage Floral Design


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Creating our Wedding Registry with Crate & Barrel made easy with The Knot.

One of the most fun parts about wedding planning is creating your wedding registry. I have partnered with The Knot and Crate & Barrel to share my wedding registry journey with you. The Knot makes creating yours simple by having everything you could ever need in one spot. From fun honeymoon excursions to small kitchen appliances, everything on your post-wedding “to do” list can be accomplished just by sharing your registry link with your guests, that’s it!

Carl and I are super excited to have our registry with Crate & Barrel! Their collection of houseware and furniture is so unique that everything feels custom-made just for you. When Carl and I moved in together five years ago, we joined together all of our existing household items such as pots and pans and dishes, so everything in our kitchen is mismatched! So, dinnerware, silverware, pots and pans and other dishware are at the top of our list from Crate & Barrel.

Crate & Barrel also has so many perks of registering with them, including a “thank you for registering with us” gift of stemless wine glasses in an embroidered linen bag, how cute! Additionally, you receive a 10% discount in stores for 6 months after your wedding to get anything you may have left off your registry. And for your friends and family, free shipping on any items in your registry over $99!

Besides the obvious kitchen appliances, my registry also includes fun excursions Carl and I want to do on our honeymoon to Italy. Unlike a relaxing beach vacation, Italy has so many amazing opportunities to explore the country and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I didn’t want to leave Italy after our honeymoon feeling like we haven’t done everything we wanted to do, so I started making a registry on The Knot which made it not only so easy, but so much fun as well.

They also have a section when you walk in called “Gifts We Love” with some of their top picks if you’re looking for a gift. I actually saw these salt and pepper shakers and added a similar kind to our registry after seeing them.

The Knot also has the option for you to choose a charity of your choice in addition to the items you place on your registry. With each qualified gift purchase, The Knot will automatically donate 3% of your purchase to the charity you chose!

Additionally, The Knot provides a helpful “gift tally” on your registry, where guests who like to know where their money is going can easily see how much a dining set would cost or small kitchen appliances.

Working with The Knot and Crate & Barrel has gotten me so excited for our upcoming wedding, especially because of how easy and fun they make the hassle of creating a wedding registry!

Want to check out what we added to our registry? Click HERE.

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