If there were ever a couple to be inspired by, it’d be Alyssa and Jon. They met in college, fell in love, walked through Alyssa’s battle with breast cancer, and later moved to NYC for her dream job as a fashion editor. And as if that’s not enough, they also happened to throw one of the most amazing weddings of all time. Sapphire Events helped them design their classic French Quarter affair at Latrobe’s on Royal and Rylee Hitchner documented everything waiting inside The Vault.
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From Sapphire Events…Alyssa and Jon are the epitome of college sweethearts. They met during their freshman year at Tulane University and have been inseparable ever since. Jon supported Alyssa through her year long battle with breast cancer and moved to New York City with her when she landed her dream job as the online fashion editor for Marie Claire Magazine. After their rooftop first look with a view of the charming French Quarter in the crisp Fall weather, the two said “I Do” at the New Orleans landmark, St. Louis Cathedral, in front of 200 of their family and friends. From the ceremony, guests participated in a traditional New Orleans second line to the reception venue, Latrobe’s on Royal, where the celebration continued into the night.
Photography: Rylee Hitchner Photography | Event Planning: Sapphire Events | Floral Design: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events | Cake: Pure Cake | Ceremony Venue: Old Ursuline Convent | Reception Venue: Latrobe's on Royal | Hair + Makeup: Kiss And Makeup | DJ: DJ Phresh | Lighting Decor: Luminous Events | Rentals: Perrier Party Rentals
Guys, I love ALL weddings… I really, truly do. But, if I am being honest, it’s those seaside nuptials in paradise that really get my heart pumping. I’m talking miles of sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and, of course, a beautiful locale like the Sanderling Resort making every moment happen perfectly. I mean, a vaca of a lifetime meets the ultimate wedding? Yes. Please.
Located in the oh-so-stunning Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Sanderling Resort is everything you’ve ever wanted (and more) for your Big Day. Think space for 15-180 guests, luxe accommodations and mesmerizing sunset views to add a little touch of romance to your festivities. From their ah-mazing venue options to their knowledgeable staff to their relaxing spa, the team at Sanderling Resort will turn your dreams into an absolute reality. We promise you that.
Contact the Sanderling Resort TODAY to speak to one of their full-service event planners and begin planning your destination celebration. We can’t wait to see you say “I do” in the Outer Banks, lovelies.
Hidden away at the Carmelite Monastery, lush romance overflows, seeping into every image from Trent Bailey. Created by Sapphire Events, this sultry scene before us is alluring and inspiring – from Distressed Rental + Revival’s pieces to Melissa’s Fine Pastries’ cake that doubles as a work of art. Fall in love with this look and this Southern spot before the rest of the world gets the word – all in our Vault right here!
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From Sapphire Events… This styled shoot was a collaborative effort between Sapphire Events and Trent Bailey Photography. The abandoned Carmelite Monastery from the 1800s tucked away in the heart of the French Quarter served as the inspiration for this shoot. The bouquet created by Kim Starr Wise mirrored the overgrown, wild, and lush feel of the Monastery’s hidden courtyard. The Romona Keveza gown served as the perfect contrast to the structured, ornate architecture of the historic building. Trent Bailey perfectly captured on film the magic and intimacy of the exclusive venue.
Photography: Trent Bailey Studio | Event Design: Sapphire Events | Floral Design: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events | Wedding Dress: Wedding Belles | Cake: Melissa's Fine Pastries | Stationery: Julie Ha | Makeup: Ashley Sievert Beauty | Hair: Ashley DeLatte for Glow Hair and Beauty Bar | Bridal Boutique: Wedding Belles | Location: The Monastery | Rentals: Distressed|Rentals & Revival