On Sunday April 29th Mirella Biessenberger and Colby Hanks got married at River Oaks. It will be a wedding I'll always remember not only because it was filled with beautiful moments but also because It was my first solo wedding as the main photographer (most of my work has been second shooting for established photographers in Lafayette).
Mirella is originally from Brazil, Colby is American. They incorporated a unique idea I thought it would be interesting to share with you, the newest "wedding fever" in Brazil: Toss the frog!
Brides choose to toss a stuffed Prince Frog instead of their beautiful flower bouquet.
The meaning behind is simple: the lady that catches the frog kiss it to find her handsome prince. Just like in a Fairy tale!
And the single ladies who didn't catch the frog are given a Santo Antonio, the matchmaker saint, with the promise to be the next to get married soon. Isn't it an interesting and unique tradition?
Congratulations to a beautiful couple. Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together.