This wedding will leave you breathless, speechless, and with your jaw on the floor. I pinky promise. A true New Orleans wedding, the soiree took place in the heart of The French Quarter, and today I am convinced that there is nothing prettier than a stunning bride in a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown, hand in hand with her brand new, and black tie-clad, husband in The Big Easy. Or so Wayne and Angela‘s cameras have led me to believe. Promise me you’ll save a few moments this afternoon for the gallery and I promise you you will be in complete awe.
From Wayne and Angela … When Melissa and Ali, two New York City lawyers, began to plan their wedding, there was no better place to tie the knot than Melissa’s beautiful hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. They selected a ceremony site located in the heart of the ever-so-colorful French Quarter—the Hermann-Grima House—a historic museum featuring traditional New Orleans architecture and a cozy garden courtyard where this happy couple would exchange their vows. Since so many of their guests were traveling in from all over the world, Melissa and Ali planned a lot of small details to give everyone a true New Orleans experience. For one, they honored the birth place of jazz and hired a local jazz band to set the mood during their ceremony. They even served beignets for dessert that evening!
The bride looked stunning in a classic Monique Lhuillier lace gown and fine pearls; a Swarovski-embellished veil was the cherry on top of a effortlessly beautiful look. But more than looking picture-perfect on her wedding day was how happy both Melissa and Ali looked when they saw each other for the first time before the ceremony! Even their bridesmaids couldn’t help but get a little teary-eyed.
As first-timers to the French Quarter, there was no doubt it would become one of our favorite places to visit. Pastel-colored buildings painted the streets with soft greens, peachy corals and heather blue. It was such a dreamy backdrop for their wedding portraits—full of history and timelessly romantic. As Melissa and Ali walked hand-in-hand down the weathered streets as newly weds, we were certain this would be the beginning of a beautiful journey together.
Photography: Wayne and Angela / Ceremony Venue: Hermann-Grima House / Reception Venue: Windsor Court Hotel / Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: Kate Spade / Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Florist: Fat Cat Flowers / Cake: Sucre / DJ + Emcee: Dr. Jazz + Rock-It Productions / Event Planner + Coordinator: Get Polished Events / Make up + Hair: Get Polished Beauty / Invitations: Bella Figura