Grand Isle Wedding: Vegas-Pennison: A Valentine's Day Wedding

Ahhhh....February 14 or better known as Valentine's Day is all about love and this day, this year, was filled with so much love. Several months ago I got a call from my friend Kelly Boudreaux with Le Mariage of Houma. On the other line though was not Kelly, but Renee. Renee and her mom Dodie, of Grand Isle, were looking for a coordinator to help pull together Renee and Jared's big day. See they were turning the Tarpon Rodeo Pavilion into a wedding reception space. Kelly, as the decorator, knew this day would require a lot of coordination so she recommended It's Your Time Events. Renee and Ms. Dodie called and signed up immediately! They wanted to enjoy this special  moment. And I was so happy to do it with Kelly and for them! 

I arrived Wednesday night and couldn't believe the transformation! I had already done a walk through with Renee and Ms. Dodie at the Pavilion but seeing it that day was amazing. Kelly had turned this pavilion into a spectacular reception space!

Decorating started earlier in the week when the lights were replaced and the ground washed and the vinyl walls were installed around the entire pavilion. Then Thursday, Event Rentals hung drapery and dropped furniture. Kelly and I were so afraid the wind was going to blow things over....but it didn't! Thank God because it turned out beautiful!

That night, I went to rehearsal and rehearsal dinner with the family. This group is so much fun and lovable! Renee and Jared are two sweethearts. They hunt and fish and dance together! And their family and friends are just like them! From the supposed to be shy brother Robert to the toast from the maids of honor and best men. I fell in love with a family that night and truly hope to keep in regular contact with them. 

Valentine's Day turned out to be a slightly chilly but beautiful day! Renee and her bridesmaids gathered at their family camp in Grand Isle while the groomsmen gathered at another camp. 


Kelly with LeMariage of Houma did a phenomenal job! I can't wait to work with her again! The Chase Tyler Band played all night long and everyone danced and enjoyed every second of it! Flowers provided by Ms. Connie Ledet with Designs by Connie. The cakes were by the very awesome Sugarplum Bakery in Houma. Mark Page did the video which I can't wait to see and Brocato Photojournalism captured every moment perfectly!

If you would like information regarding the coordination or design for your big day please contact It's Your Time Events at 985-234-9757 or email us at