Christmastime Elopement in New Orleans

On any given day, New Orleans can be such a fun and romantic place for a small intimate wedding. When New Orleans gets all dressed up for Christmas, the fun, festive feeling of  a such an event just intensifies!  We got to show off the city in all it’s Christmas finery in early December to Lark and Jody, who chose it as the backdrop for their elopement. What a perfect place for this vibrant, fun loving pair!  With him being a musician and her a writer of steampunk vampire novels, New Orleans is the perfect blend of all things near and dear to them.

The day started where the couple was staying, at Ashton’s Bed & Breakfast on Esplanade.   We could have stayed and explore the magic there all day, but there was so much more of the city to check out.  We hopped in pedicabs to cover the most ground, save our feet, and well … just because it’s a really fun way to make your way around New Orleans!  Next, we roamed the city and stopped for photos at Armstrong Park, Preservation Hall, Jackson Square and some other spots that were just plain colorful!  After several hours of wandering, we finally made our way over to House of Broel, where the actual wedding took place.  The ceremony took place in the parlor of the beautiful Victorian Mansion, officiated by Ms. Bonnie Broel.  After cake and champagne, we sent the newlyweds on their way with warm wishes for a happy holiday season and a long and happy marriage! Congratulations again, Lark and Jody! Wishing you all the happiness in the world.

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Hotel Provincial Destination Wedding // Rebecca + Lee, Married

Some things are just better together … peas and carrots, peanut butter and jelly, the moon and stars … and now that I know them, I’m going to put Rebecca and Lee onto that list as well. She knew it the moment she met him. She told us that she saw into his eyes and his soul said “it’s been a long time, but I knew you would find me.” Given that before that moment they lived a continent apart, it’s even more incredible that their souls managed to find one another. But fate has a way of doing that, and we know that they and so many who love them are grateful for it!  Last month they officially bound their souls when they married in a beautiful, joyful wedding celebration in New Orleans!

The wedding was held in the charming little courtyard at Hotel Provincial in the French Quarter. After the wedding Kinfold Brass Band led the wedding party on a spirited second line through the streets of New Orleans to the Creole Cottage at Arnaud’s.  It was actually good for my soul to be hearing brass band music again in what felt like the best return to normal from the last two years! We left the happy newlyweds having dinner with their guests in what was sure a wonderful evening.  Congratulations again to Rebecca and Lee, and wishing you so many years of love and happiness!

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Vendor Love:

Get Ready and Ceremony Venue:  Hotel Provincial
Bride’s Dress purchased from: BHLDN
Hair and Makeup: Flawless
Florist: Crybaby 
Officiant:  Dat Wedding Chick
Reception Venue: Arnaud’s Creole Cottage
Cake: Gambino’s
Second line brass band:  Kinfolk

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Dia de los Muertos WeddingCelebration at House of Broel // Jessica + Brandon Married

They say that true love never dies, and from the looks of Jessica and Brandon’s Day of the Dead Wedding Celebration at House of Broel in New Orleans, this is one love story that will last forever!   After having to postpone an entire year due to Covid, this group was long overdue for a well deserved party and this venue lent itself as the perfect party place.

After getting dressed, the bride and groom met up for the sweetest first look and the two of them just glowed in the gorgeous afternoon sunlight. They made their way back to the guest house for group portraits, and then the whole party hopped in a fun red trolley!  They arrived at House of Broel just in time for the sunset ceremony. After the wedding, the party moved inside for the reception, and the evening continued with lots of toasting, dancing, love and laughter. When the Paulin Brothers Brass Band burst onto the scene, the entire party made its way outside and paraded down St. Charles Avenue in a second line.  Picking up extra brides and Halloween costumers along the way was just par for the course!  We have no doubt that a good time was had by all and there was probably much success in rousing all the sleeping spirits back to life. Congratulations to Jessica and Brandon … may your love last forever in this lifetime and beyond!

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Vendor Love:

Transportation: Royal Coach Limousine
Ceremony + Reception Venue: House of Broel
Hair and Makeup: Friend
Bride’s Dress purchased from: A & Be
Dress Designer:  Rebecca Schoneveld
Wedding Cookie Favors:  Des Miettes
Music: DJ B Sharp
Secondline Band:  Paulin Brothers

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Happening Destination Wedding at Napoleon House

Sara and Mason’s wedding at Napoleon House was the happening place to be in New Orleans last month!  Though the event was small, it was big on fun and festivities! Every single detail of the day, from the bride’s dress to the florals, was incredible!  And have you had a look at that cake??

We arrived just as Sara was getting her finishing touches and peeked in with the crowd of besties as her mom was giving her a final zip on her dress. We quickly moved her down to the street for a sweet first look with her handsome groom. After a quick portrait session, they whisked down the aisle for their vows, and then proceeded to get the party started.  With a hand picked playlist to die for, Napoleon House rocked all night.  We can see why Sara and Mason’s friends and family gave such heartfelt toasts to such a fun-loving couple.  Congratulations again and wishing you two so many years of happiness.
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Vendor Love:

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Napoleon House
Hair and Makeup: Flawless
Bride’s Dress purchased from: A & Be
Cake: Bittersweet Confections
Florist: Crybaby 
DJ: Jack Magic Entertainment

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