Luxury wedding planner + designer based in New Orleans. Personalizing traditional, yet custom + timeless, yet modern weddings. Named Martha Stewart’s Top Planner 2014
Take a stylish couple from California and plan their special day on the grounds of an iconic New Orleans plantation, what do you get? The epitome of rustic chic!
When we started designing Rachael and Daniel’s wedding, we were so excited about the personal details and the southern charm of Destrehan Plantation! Rachael walked to her soon-to-be husband down a candlelit aisle and they said “I do” (emotionally romantic to the max) under the canopy of a spanish moss covered live oak – what could be more picture perfect…?!
After becoming Mr. & Mrs., guests followed the winding path to the reception that kicked off in the plantation’s restored barn. Festoon lighting and paper lanterns, burlap and lace table runners, and low, lush florals are just a few of the details that turned up the beauty of the space.
As for the personal touches, we were “awww”-ing over their state-shaped cookie display with the most adorable little signs. “California – our meeting spot. Oklahoma – connects our dots. Louisiana – we tied the knot.”
Invite yourself to this wedding and get lost in these beautiful shots from Erika Parker Photography!
Planning and Design | Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination
Photography | Erika Parker
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Destrehan Plantation
First Look Venue | Melrose Mansion
Florist | Poppy & Mint
Cake | Capdeboscq Catering
Band | The Essentials
Hair and Make Up | Blush & Bashful
When pretty weddings are featured on blogs, I get very happy! But when pretty weddings are featured in magazines, I do a happy dance! This season’s issue of Southern Bride just came out with a three page spread of Ashley and Michael’s Roosevelt Hotel wedding! This glamorous and classic affair offered ample soft seating, mirrors galore, lush draping florals, and as many details as you can fit in one wedding!! One of my favorite elegant soirees that proves that weddings don’t have to be kitschy to get noticed!
Congrats to the happy couple for all of the love that their love has received from the press! You two deserve it all!
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While I love a bride who is completely into personalizing their wedding day designs, I know that not all brides are ready to commit to that trend! We wanted those brides to know that there was a way to have the best of both worlds and prove to them that personalizing your wedding doesn’t mean that it has to be a “theme.” We designed and personalized this rehearsal dinner to show couples that it is okay to bring their heritage, passions, and personalities into their wedding parties! We based the designs of this rehearsal dinner on my own family’s heritage in the oyster industry. We named each of our dinner tables an oyster dish, incorporated oyster shells in the table decor, and even built an oyster chandelier! Incorporating burlap was a no brainer since oyster sacks are made out of burlap and it is such a huge trend in the industry right now! All small touches of the family without coming off as super themed! Continue Reading