• Elyse

    Luxury wedding planner + designer based in New Orleans. Personalizing traditional, yet custom + timeless, yet modern weddings. Named Martha Stewart’s Top Planner 2014


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    Watercolor Styled Shoot


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    Ahh! Finally I have one of my favorite shoots live on the blog! It’s about that that I share this rose gold beauty with you!

    I designed the shoot with the idea of “ART” in mind! I imagined the groom to be a painter and the bride to own a gallery- which is how they may have met and fell in love! Their wedding of course would have plenty of artistic touches- from the water color invitations, to the impressionistic color palate in lush, loose flowers, to the entrance of their dinner designed as an art gallery with floral “paintings” on display as the guests wander through! Everything would take a slightly more creative approach than the traditional wedding, so we brought in many rose gold accents: the rosy engagement ring, rose colored mercury glass vases, and even a stunning blush Monique Lhuillier wedding gown! I wanted to bring so much movement, femininity and color into the day for our phenomenal photographer Greer to capture!

    Enjoy!

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    Planning and Design | Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination

    Photography | Greer Gattuso Photography

    Venue | Houmas House

    Rentals | Event Rental & Mrs. Vintage

    Dress | Candy by Monique Lhuillier

    Veil | Twigs & Honey

    Engagement Ring | Laurie Sarah Designs

    Groom’s Attire | Luca Falcone

    Florist | Bee’s Weddings and Events

    Candle Decor | Luminous Events

    Models | Ali Vasquez & Joe Rotolo

    Cake | Frosted Fantasies

    Hair | Ginger Dickey

    Make Up | Ashley Sievert

    Paper Products | Val Marie Paper


    skeched


    Alex, one of my favorite March brides, gave her mom one of the sweetest presents I have seen for her help in planning the wedding! She had her bridal portrait sketched into this piece of fine art! How incredible does this Vera Wang gown look?!

    Get your own gown sketched by Anne Underwood for the perfect gift or the perfect addition to your wall!


    sweet sweet stationer


    If you know me, you know that I am OBSESSED every little extra something to make one wedding stand out from the rest! I found someone who feels exactly the same way! Maria at Tupelo Honey knows just how to add that extra touch to her stationery to kick the paper goods up a notch! From lace, to ribbon, to wax, and wire, her invitations are simply a work of art!
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    fancy freebies

    Posted on by elyse
    Posted in: for your wedding

    I am SO happy to share all of the awesome stuff that WEDDING CHICKS offers to their brides…FOR FREE!
    Templates for save the dates, invitations, reply cards, monograms, totes, favors, etc. etc. So much awesomeness for free! And it all goes so well with the vintage stamps posted last week!
    Get creative girls! Be you! Continue Reading

    stamp it in style

    Posted on by elyse
    Posted in: for your wedding

    This goes out to all of my vintage loving, blog reading, detail oriented girls out there!
    I die over vintage stamps.
    Look how fantastic a couple of beautiful stamps and awesome calligraphy can make a plain piece of paper look! The color and creativity that something as simple as a stamp can add…I love it! Now it can get pretty pricey if you mail every invite with vintage stamps, but if you’re in love with these stamps as much as I am, I’ve got an easy solution! Save one special invitation suite for your photographer to capture on wedding day- with unique and colorful vintage stamps to dress it up!
    Find your wedding’s perfect stamp on Etsy! Continue Reading

    BHLDN launch

    Posted on by elyse
    Posted in: for your wedding


    As if I wasn’t already so excited about Valentines Day, my favorite holiday of the year, Anthropologie announced the launch of their new line of wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses for FEBRUARY 14th! I cannot even express how excited I am about the launch of this vintage chic line! Dainty, unique and feminine fabrics with lines that will be perfect centerpiece for any wedding day! And can we say BEADS?! 
    I am all about the bejeweling!

    You can get a sneak peak of line at their website, but be sure to check back on Valentine’s–www.bhldn.com.

    Let’s tie the knots!