After a long Holiday weekend full of toasting and cheer, we know it can be a bit challenging to get back into the swing of the work week. Have no fear SMPers, that’s where Tanja Lippert comes in. You see, one peek at the pretty below from her beyond talented lens, and you’ll be singing the “I love Monday” tune right along with us. Because Monday means the wait to unveil this timelessly perfect fête is finally over, and that this gallery is ready and waiting for you to devour. So get cozy lovelies, because there is so more to sing about right here.

From the Bride… When we started planning our wedding, we had two objectives in mind: we wanted it to reflect who we are as a couple, and more importantly, we wanted our friends and family to have fabulous time. Having had an interest in art from an early age and ultimately getting a degree in art history, I have always admired the New Orleans Museum of Art, and I knew it would be a beautiful backdrop for New Orleans-worthy party. Because the building, a neoclassical, beaux arts-style structure built in 1911, is so grand, we tried to keep all of the details elegant and simple to let the space itself shine. The ceremony and cocktail hour were held outdoors in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden with the reception following inside of the museum itself.

We wanted to include a few uniquely New Orleans touches, and my favorite, by far, was the Roman Candy man, who parked his cart outside of the museum to hand out candy at the end of the night. I have fond childhood memories of the Roman Candy man handing out the sticky treat at the Audubon Zoo to a line of children, myself included. As a child, obtaining a stick of the chewy taffy that stuck to your teeth, the roof of your mouth, and anything else that it touched much to our parents’ dismay, was the highlight of any trip to the zoo.

I cannot thank our fabulous photography/stylist team of Tanja Lippert and Tia Reagan enough for their vision and expertise. We met Tanja and Tia in California in January for an engagement shoot, so having them come to New Orleans to style us and photograph our wedding felt like having family with us cheering us on and supporting us on the most important day of our lives. As you can see from the gorgeous photos, which they captured the day perfectly on film, we have a keepsake that will last for generations.

Wedding Photography: Tanja Lippert Photography / Wedding Venue: New Orleans Museum of Art in New Orleans, Louisiana / Event Planning: Michele + Brittany Adams of Unique Weddings in New Orleans / Floral Design: Perfect Presentations / Wedding Cinematography: Nola-NYC / Catering: Joel Catering & Special Events / Wedding Cake: Haydel’s / Candy Cart: Roman Candy Man / Band: Crescent City Soul Band / Lighting + Rentals: Fleur de Lis Event Rentals / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair + Makeup: Tia Reagan

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