Luxury wedding planner + designer based in New Orleans. Personalizing traditional, yet custom + timeless, yet modern weddings. Named Martha Stewart’s Top Planner 2014
When I heard the news that Wedding Sparrow wanted to feature my styled shoot on their international stage, my heart and soul fluttered in the wind just like the ribbons on this dress! And I couldn’t imagine anyone better to capture the beauty through her film camera than Greer of Greer G Photography! Here’s my design inspiration from falling in love with the dress to the full styled shoot coming to life!
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When designing this shoot, it all started with the dress! I fell in love with the romantic embroidered lace and the dainty little sleeves of the Lula Kate L’Amour gown! It had this perfect, simple ribbon just draping down the dress! So was born the inspiration for the shoot! We wanted the design to have fluidity and movement- with a touch of the ribbons threaded through each dainty detail! I chose the Pitot House, a historic home that belonged to the first mayor of New Orleans, as the setting. It has a Southern plantation flair amidst Bayou St. John! Their blue footbridge stood as the setting for our ceremony! One of my favorite touches is the velvet embossed place card ribbons that marked each guests seat with their initials! It was a fun DIY project (requiring just a few easy items and steps) made for an intimate wedding! I also tied in a french blue velvet ribbon embossed with the bride’s initials for her bouquet! Another trend that we are especially enjoying here in Nola is the wedding mixologist who can create a custom craft cocktail for the festivities! Our shoot featured Heirloom Cocktail who created a spin on a New Orleans classic! In all, we created a shoot that displayed movement through the dresses amidst the movement of the moss and southern charm! A pretty picture of feminine beauty and romance!
Thank you to my incredible team who helped it all come to life:
Planning and Design | Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination
Film Photography | Greer G Photography
Venue | The Pitot House
Florist | Kim Starr Wise
Vintage Rentals (peach chair, brass, bar) | Mrs. Vintage
Rentals (linen, bentwood chairs) | Event Rentals
Mixology | Heirloom Cocktail
Paper Suite | Kelly Tesvich of Kelly Draws
Wedding Gowns | Wedding Belles
Groom’s Attire | Perlis
Hair | Ginger Dickey of ColorBar Salon
Make Up | Ashley Sievert
Models | Amy Laviolette and Kurt Schwartz
Caramels | Crescent Confectionery