Over the course of almost a decade Brianne and Roman have been through a lot together. Realizing their love for each other can stand the test of time, the two tied the not in a traditional New Orleans wedding on May 30, 2009 and they’ve been dancing in the street ever since.
Brianne and her bridesmaids had their gorgeous frosty-eyed, shiny-lipped look created by a makeup professional from MAC cosmetics.
Brianne’s very close to her mother. In fact, they live five minutes away from each other in Baton Rougue. During her wedding ceremon,y Brianne asked one of her bridesmaids to read a poem she had written for her mom as she gave her it framed as a keepsake.
Brianne’s favorite color is dark orange and her favorite flower is a circus rose.
Brianne chose her favorite color, burnt orange, for her bridesmaid’s dresses. She loved the rouching and the mermaid style hem. “I asked everybody what they thought and they all loved it. It was flattering for all shapes,” Brianne says. As a gift, she bought her girls gold bracelets for them to wear as they walked down the aisle.
Brianne hired a vocalist to sing Amil Larrieux’s “Make me Whole” as her father escorted her down the aisle.
“I felt so excited to be Mrs. Roman Joseph,” Brianne says. “It was the beginning of something that was even greater than what we had already experienced.”
It’s evident that even after being together for ten years, these two are still infatuated with each other. “He’s my sweetheart,” Brianne says of her new hubby. “And he’s just so cool. He just has the coolest swagger.”
Roman’s biggest request for the wedding was for him to include all of his friends in the wedding party. The couple ended up with ten groomsmen, ten bridesmaids, two junior brides and a ring bearer.
As a surprise for their friends and family, Roman, Brianne and her junior brides created some funky choreography for when they entered the dance floor. Here the newlyweds are busting their version of the robot.
For part of their choreographed dance, Brianne, Roman and the two junior brides got crunk to Soulja Boy’s “Superman.”
Before shaking things up on the dance floor, the newlyweds first swayed to Robin Thicke’s “Sweetest Love.”
After her outrageous first dance with Roman, Brianne and her father slowed it down with Corrine Bailey Rae’s “Butterfly.”
A decadent five-flavor, five-tier cake was enough to satisfy Brianne and Roman’s friends and family, but the Hilton Riverside Hotel threw in brownies, cheesecake and bread pudding, just to make sure everybody was happy.
“Laughter is definitely one of the key factors of our relationship,” Brianne notes. “I always tell people, ’don’t take yourself so seriously. Lighten up and enjoy each other because we’re not here too long.’”
Lil Stooges Brass Band closed out the wedding in traditional New Orleans style.
“They took us home!” Brianne exclaims. “Everybody was all over the place. It was such an upbeat experience.”
Brianne decorated umbrella’s for the brass band’s last hoorah, “because no New Orleans second line is complete without umbrellas,” she says.
“When I say, ‘he completes me,’ it’s not to say that I was broken before. It’s like we share the same soul but we’re two different people,” Brianne gushes about her union with Roman.