Cooper + Jude | Wedding | LSU Ag Botanical Gardens | Baton Rouge

A Symphony of Love: Cooper and Jude’s Journey

In the symphony of life, Cooper and Jude’s love story is an inspiring tale of resilience and unexpected joys.

Introduced by mutual friends post-toxic relationships, their blind date sparked a connection that quickly became unbreakable. Jude not only embraced Cooper but also extended his love to her young daughter, creating a family bound by shared dreams and unwavering support.

Their engagement, set against the backdrop of their family camp in Bayou Pigeon, was bittersweet. Jude, in collaboration with Cooper’s mother, crafted a secret engagement ring, symbolizing enduring love. However, tragedy struck when Cooper’s mother lost her battle with cancer in September 2022.

Amid grief, hope emerged as the couple discovered they were expecting twins just two months later. In the face of loss, a new chapter began—an affirmation of life’s unpredictability and the resilience of love.

Now, after four years of commitment, a 6-year-old witness to their love, and 4-month-old twins as a testament to their legacy, Cooper and Jude stand on the brink of forever. Their November 2023 wedding is not just a union; it’s a celebration of enduring love—a love that triumphs against all odds, harmonizing through the notes of their extraordinary journey.
Key Vendor Team /
Event Coordinator | Shawn Tassin
Photography | Dee Olmstead
Ceremony | LSU Botanical Gardens
Venue | Addis Community Center
Cake | Julies Cake Studio
Florist | Sloan Florals
Entertainment | Foret Tradition
Alpha Lit Baton Rouge
Ring a Ding Ding Audio Guestbook
Original magnolia string quartet
Benoits Country Meat Block
Riverside specialty meats and seafood
Glam On Location