Luxury wedding planner + designer based in New Orleans. Personalizing traditional, yet custom + timeless, yet modern weddings. Named Martha Stewart’s Top Planner 2014
If I can describe this wedding in one sentence, I would call it the classic-meets-over-the-top extravaganza so filled with love and fun that I dare you not to smile while scrolling! Challenge accepted?
Ellie and Alexander (or Big Al as everyone calls him) had a wedding fit for royals, but they couldn’t have been more down to earth! It would win the award for the biggest bridal party, the most flowers and flickering candles, the tallest cake, and the most packed dance floor! I’d say that’s a celebration, wouldn’t you? See for yourself and I hope you enjoy as much as we did playing a part in it!
Ashley was the lead event planner for this wedding for Elyse Jennings Weddings and managed the giant bridal party and a few load in curveballs with ease!
This family is filled with cousins who just love one another! The girls doted on Ellie all day long and just had to check on her before she walked down the aisle!
Holy Name of Jesus in New Orleans has the most splendid architecture and we complemented it with columns of candles down the aisle from Luminous Events and lush florals at the entrance of the aisle and the altar from Bella Blooms Floral.
Guests followed the florals right into the New Orleans Country Club, where they were greeted with champagne before stepping onto a floral draped dance floor! Walk in, get a drink in your hand, and get to dancing- sounds like the Nola way to party!
One of my favorite design elements is giving guests an instagram worthy backdrop to say we were here and we love the couple! And loving the neon sign trend which can hang up in your house for many years after!
This towering wedding cake was the center of the grand ballroom! Too tall to even cut while maintaining a pretty presentation, this stunning faux cake from Chasing Wang allowed for grandeur and functionality!
Phunky Monkeys looking fresh as always in one of their 10 outfit choices, which allows them to always blend in or stand out with the decor!
See what I mean?! The Alford’s were here! #HappilyEverAlford
Planning and Design | Elyse Jennings Weddings
Photography | Pure 7 Studios
Videography | Nathan Willis Wedding Films
Dressing Location | Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Ceremony Venue | Holy Name of Jesus Church
Reception Venue and Catering | New Orleans Country Club
Florist | Bella Blooms Floral
Stage and Dancefloor | Event Rental
Chairs | Party Rentals Delivered
Lounges | Distressed Rentals & Revival
Linens | Nuage Designs
Candles, Champagne Walls, Hedges, Neon Sign | Luminous Events
Bakery | Chasing Wang
Band | The Phunky Monkeys
DJ | DJ Nitro of Stereo by Default
Photobooth | Boogie Booth
Makeup | Bleu, a Blowdry Bar
Hair | Heather Hintz
Stationery | Frill Seekers Gifts
Ceremony Music | New Orleans Classical and Jazz
Transportation | American Luxury Limousines
Transportation | Big Easy Limos
Wedding Dress | Romona Keveza
Bridal Dress Salon | Wedding Belles
Bridesmaids’ Dress | Monique Lhuillier
Groom and Groomsmen’s Tuxedos | The Black Tux