by Amy Serrago
Much of Ragen and Lucas’s courtship took place long distance. But after spending so much time apart, they finally tied the knot this March! They exchanged vows during an intimate morning ceremony in Baton Rouge, LA. The historic Mount Hope Plantation was the perfect setting for their bright and beautiful brunch wedding. And although Ragen planned it on a budget, she didn’t overlook any details. The results were simply stunning!
Ragen was glowing in her classic white A-line gown with its sleek satin styling and bow bustle embellishment. And you’d never guess those gorgeous pink bridesmaids gowns came for Forever 21. Now that’s beauty on a budget! And to top off their looks, the ladies carried all white florals with eucalyptus accents that they sourced from the local grocery. Lucas was handsome in his navy blue suit and his guys were perfectly styled for a brunch wedding.
The reception decor featured the same white floral and eucalyptus theme and centerpieces were arranged in gold bowls for a pop of sparkle. Meanwhile Ragen and Lucas celebrated their long distance roots by showing their school spirit. Lucas gave Ragen LSU football tickets and Ragen gave Lucas Ohio State socks! After brunch, the newlyweds cut their “naked” wedding cake. But Lucas decided to forego a traditional groom’s cake and opted for his favorite food, pizza. Finally, guests saw the couple off with personalized streamers. Either LSU’s gold and purple or Ohio State’s red and gray. Congratulations Ragen and Lucas!