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Nov
04
Samantha + Daniel: Intimate Navy Blue and Gold New Orleans-Inspired Wedding by Mark Eric Weddings
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Mark Eric Weddings; Venue: Hermann-Grima House; Planner: Debbie Guidry of MICO Productions; Gown: Martina Liana from Bijou Bridal; Hair: Erica Kelly at Cuz N Company Salon; Makeup: Melissa from Ashley Sievert Beauty; Groom’s Attire: J.Crew “Ludlow” Tuxedo; Jewelry: Barry Jay Jewelers; Caterer: Joel Catering; Music: Jack Magic Entertainment; Cake: The Kupcake Factory; Live Painter: Alex Harvie Original Oils

Samantha and Daniel were married at the Hermann-Grima House in New Orleans, La. on October 27. Samantha looked radiant in a strapless drop waist gown with a ruffled skirt. Her hair was down in soft waves and she carried a gold metallic brooch bouquet. The groom looked handsome in a classic black tuxedo. “We were inspired for a destination wedding in New Orleans during a trip there,” Samantha explained. Samantha and Daniel tied the knot at the historic house in the french quarter, in front of just 50 guests. Following the ceremony, friends and family participated in a local tradition known as a second line parade. The march is a celebration of the bride and groom and includes a jazz band! Guests waved screen printed handkerchiefs, which were a gift from the newlyweds to their guests. “October is a beautiful time to visit New Orleans,” Samantha said. “Our wedding day was the classic example of that.” A reception followed in the courtyard of the historic home. Guests sat at long banquet tables which boasted gold and blue place settings and wine bottle table numbers. Dinner consisted of traditional Louisiana fare and featured shrimp and grits, beef short ribs, and redfish. The couple shared their first dance together and enjoyed a single-tier white cake adorned with gold dots and a personalized topper. Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes were also served. The couple was extremely pleased with their whole celebration. “We knew we wouldn’t want to hold our wedding anywhere else,” Samantha said. See the full board here.

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Jun
25
Taryn + Troy: A Glamorous Purple and Gold Fall Louisiana Ballroom Wedding By Arte De Vie
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Arte De VieEvent Planner: Sapphire EventsVenue: Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans; Dress Designer: Lazaro from Kleinfeld BridalBridesmaid Dresses: Bill LevkoffHair and Makeup Artist: Wink Eyelash Bar & StudioJewelry: Harry C. Reid & SonInvitations: Papers of NoteFloral Designer: Kim Starr WiseGroom’s Attire: Oscar de la Renta from Camillo Tuxedo SpecialistShoes: Badgley MischkaCandles: Luminous EventsRentals: Perrier Party RentalsCeremony Musicians: Connie and Dwight Fitch

Taryn and Troy were married at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans in New Orleans, La. on October 12. “The inspiration for my wedding really just came from my love of shiny things!” Taryn said. “A lot of our guests traveled from near and far for the wedding, so we wanted to make sure they got the true New Orleans experience. Seven months later, we are still hearing guests say how much they loved NOLA and how they plan to go back. I think having the wedding located in a centralized location like Bourbon Street was key.” The bride wore a sweetheart ball gown with a floral applique bodice, accessorized with a hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a a two-tone dark gray and black suit, accessorized with a solid tie. Bridesmaids wore long silk purple one-shoulder dresses and carried bouquets of roses, ranunculuses, and pincushions. The candlelit ceremony took place inside the ballroom with 175 of their closest family and friends. Fun fact: Troy’s uncle officiated! “The best thing I did was requesting to see my reception room before the doors were opened to guests,” she said. “I had such a vision in my head of what I wanted to be that I wanted to soak it in before it was touched by anyone. Let me tell you, my breathe was literally taken away! The doors opened and as I stood there . . . I couldn’t believe it was all right in front of me.” Reception tables were decorated with sequin linens, tall centerpieces, street names, and ghost chairs. “I thought my heart was going to be dead set on my favorite bakery in New Orleans, but to my surprise the hotel did a far better job of the presentation and flavor of the cake!” Taryn said. At the end of the night, the newlyweds enjoyed a Second Line parade complete with a brass band and parasols. See the full board here.

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