We are so thankful that you have found your way here! Back in 2015, we created The Louisiana Wedding blog with a very simple purpose: To provide the ultimate resource for you while planning your wedding in Southwest Louisiana and to encourage the building of a beautiful relationship and marriage together as husband and wife. Whether you are newly engaged, newly married, have been married for many years, or hope to be married one day – our prayer was that you would be able to read through our blog posts and be encouraged.

As of October 2018, we have grown this blog to not only help with wedding planning, but to help SWLA locals learn about local history and truly experience all that Southwest Louisiana has to offer!

SWLA: Live+Learn+Love is your resource for Southwest Louisiana activities/events, local history, AND wedding planning in the Lake Area.


Who Is Behind the Blog?
Chelsea and Leroy Tademy Jr. have been happily married since June 12, 2010. Shortly after getting married they built their first house, introduced their first child into the world, and started Tademy Design and Photography – a graphic design and photography company based in Lake Charles, Louisiana. After only two and a half short years, both Chelsea and Leroy found God leading them to run Tademy Design and Photography full time. After 3+ years of photographing weddings, they felt a pull to provide more to Lake Area couples. After meeting one too many stressed out brides, they prayerfully decided to build The Louisiana Wedding, a blog that would give couples instant access to “all things wedding” in Lake Charles, Louisiana and the surrounding area! It is their goal to simplify and “de-stress” the wedding process for Lake Area couples, while also encouraging husbands & wives to pour into their marriages. Then in 2018, the blog developed into SWLA: Live+Learn+Love and the Tademys were able to celebrate more of what makes Southwest Louisiana so wonderful.

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