Luxury wedding planner + designer based in New Orleans. Personalizing traditional, yet custom + timeless, yet modern weddings. Named Martha Stewart’s Top Planner 2014
If you’ve been to New Orleans, you know how unpredictable the weather can be – it rains while the sun is shining! For that reason, we always have a rain plan! Even though tropical storm Karen turned our plans outside-in (literally), Jennifer and Ian’s exsquisite NOMA wedding could not have been more beautiful inside the museum than if it were outside in the sculpture garden!
Jennifer and Ian wanted their guests to feel the contagious New Orleans culture right from the start! After they said “I do” at the top of the grand staircase, guests paraded to cocktail hour with a classic New Orleans Second Line, waving hankies and dancing along with Smitty Dees brass band! There’s something about second line music that brings locals and out-of-towners alike to their feet!
Their decor was romantic with full, lush arrangements and twinkling candlelight from Nola Flora. Instead of table numbers, they used the famous New Orleans street tiles that spelled out in different street names – streets that Jennifer and Ian had lived on or had fond memories from! After a decadent meal from Joel Catering, guests enjoyed freshly made beignets as a late night snack, complete with mounds of powdered sugar! Maybe it was the sugar rush that kept guests on the dance floor until the last song…or more likely it was Groovy 7’s natural gift of entertaining! It’s impossible not to be moving and shaking all night long with this band!
Scroll through the photos by the talented Charlotte Latham and you’ll see that a “little” storm didn’t rain on this wedding’s (elegant and lively) parade!
Planning and Design | Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination
Photography | Charlotte Latham Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue | NOMA Sculpture Garden
Florist | Nola Flora
Rentals | Perrier Party Rentals
Catering | Joel’s Catering
Bakery | Flour Power
Band | Groovy 7
Second Line Band | Smittydees Brass Band
Hair and Make Up | Blush & Bashful
Transportation | Hotard