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Glamorous New Orleans French Quarter Wedding

When you marry the fashionable NYC with New Orleans Big Easy, the results are without a glamorous. Case in point? This impeccable black tie affair snapped by Jacqueline Dallimore that is bursting with beauty. Graced with dramatic Kim Starr Wise florals, gorgeous Melissa’s Fine Pastries, and the mastery work of Laura Hooper Calligraphy it’s a gallery that you won’t want to miss!

From the Sapphire EventsNYC high fashion meets the Big Easy’s entertaining hospitality in this elegant affair! With Lauren’s impeccable sense of style and incredible taste paired with Robert’s charming Southern disposition, this recipe made for an incredible weekend of events to rival any royal wedding. Lauren donned an amazing Amsale gown and incredible cathedral length veil, and dressed her maids in Monique Lhuillier dresses for this black tie event at the French Quarter’s Old Ursuline Convent. A floral fountain created by Kim Starr Wise served as a stunning focal piece that escorted guests to their seats, and after dinner guests danced the night away under the twinkling lights of the decadently decorated tent. Moscow mules in copper mugs served as the signature cocktail as guests arrived at the reception.

From the beautiful Bride… So exciting! I’d say that our vision for the wedding design was for it to be classic and elegant. Florals were important in adding some dramatic touches (the runner and fountain) but other than that just a neutral palate with lots of candles making the tent glow was the goal. For the weekend as a whole our main objective was to bring our big families together and celebrate. We wanted this to be a family affair and we thought NOLA worked perfectly for that- gathering Robert’s family where a lot of them are from and introducing my family to the city. We also added some elements to make my family feel more at home- the Stromboli and cannoli cake! Another special element was being able to use some of the Crosby’s heirlooms (my bracelet and the cake table cloth).

Photography: Jacqueline Dallimore | Videography: Second Line Films | Floral Design: Kim Starr Wise | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Cake: Melissa's Fine Pastries | Stationery: Laura Kaesshaefer | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Italian Church | Reception Venue: Old Ursuline Convent | Bride's Shoes: Oscar De La Renta | Hair And Makeup: Kiss And Makeup | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Band: Sonic Groove | Groom's Shoes: Ferragamo | Transportation: American Luxury | Bride's Robe: Girl With A Serious Dream | Bridemaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Caterering: Brennan's | Ceremony Musicians: New Orleans Finest Musicians | Event Coordination And Design: Sapphire Events | Getting Ready Venue: Soniat House | Photo Booth: DemiPix | Rentals: Perrier Party Rentals

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Vintage Chic New Orleans Spring Wedding

I had no doubts in my mind that I’d fall head over heels for this wedding within seconds. Why? This showstopping stunner of a dress. Add in the gorgeous shots by Glass Jar Photography of the couple under those amazing, old Southern trees and I can’t get enough. See every second – from the gown’s sparkles to the festive reception, complete with a feast from Joel Cateringright this way!

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From Glass Jar Photography… A gorgeous New Orleans wedding under a massive tree in an alley of old Oaks.

The day was covered in beautiful green tones, with loads of details from “Team Barry” pins for the groomsmen to vintage furniture, to a lush tablescape, to the dress.

The ceremony was held near sunset under the branches of an ageless tree, and the reception ended with fireworks and a full Zydeco style band party.

Photography: Glass Jar Photography | Videography: Glass Jar Photography | Event Planning: Shanna Lumpkin | Floral Design: Tulip Floral | Catering: Joels' Catering | Band: Yes Ma'am | Wedding Venue: Stella Plantation | Bridal Boutique: Panache Bridal | Furniture Rental: Mrs. Vintage

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The first weekend of May is here, and it can mean only one thing: spring wedding season has arrived! And for all you brides-to-be on the lookout for the a perfectly unique locale to marry your one and only, let me introduce you to St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra, Florida. This gorgeous spot on Florida’s historic coast is adorned with charming inns dripping with Old World detail.

Whether you’re choosing St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra as the perfect destination locale or as a getaway after you’ve tied the knot, you’ll find a unique twist on romance in these Florida gems. With incredible venues boasting romantic balconies, gorgeous greenery and offering customizable packages perfect for every couple, you’ll want to learn more about saying “I Do” on Florida’s historic coast. Head over here for details or call 888.898.1710.

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Modern Melrose Mansion Wedding Inspiration

I’ve been craving a dose of modern goodness lately and this Melrose Mansion shoot from Sarah Beth Photography and Sapphire Events is just the ticket. The chic pink blooms from Bee’s Wedding & Event Floral Design pair stunningly with the sleek Amsale dress, while every details that follows fits perfectly in place… a gold striped cake from Melissa’s Fine Pastries, lucite chairs, top knot perfection—it’s all waiting right here.

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From Sarah Beth PhotographyTaken at a one on one workshop with Marissa Lambert Photography, and with all of the amazing vendors in this shoot, it was destined to be amazing! We decided to stick with modern, clean and crisp inspirations for this shoot. When choosing a venue, Melrose Mansion was first on the list due to their elegant structure, along with their white walls and huge windows that let in so much natural light! Since we were going to be surrounded by so much white and light colors, we chose to add some color to the flowers to balance it all out.

Our models couldn’t have been a better fit either. Our ‘bride’ Erin Edmiston was actually Mrs. Louisiana. While our male model creates custom mens suites! Although the two only met on the day of the shoot, you wouldn’t be able to tell in the photos.

The stationery set by Heather Grimm may have been one of my favorite aspects about the shoot. The envelopes were black felt that gave an extra luxurious feeling to the set.

Photography: Sarah Beth Photography | Event Design: Sapphire Events | Event Styling: Sapphire Events | Floral Design: Bees Wedding And Event Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Wedding Dress: I Do Bridal Couture | Cake: Melissa's Fine Pastries | Makeup: Ashley Sievert Beauty | Calligraphy: Heather Grimm | Venue: Melrose Mansion | Bridal Boutique: I Do Bridal Couture | Groom's Custom Suit: Luca Falcone Suits | Hair Piece: Amanda Judge | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Cottonwood South | Rentals: Perrier Party Rentals | Workshop Mentor: Marissa Lambert Photography

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Rime Arodaky

Loves, if you haven’t yet met Rime Arodaky, it’s soooo time you do.  Because this talented French designer knows a thing or two about making you look all kinds of beautiful.  Imagine a breathtaking collection of gorgeous gowns + honeymoon attire that will completely change your wedding world.  It’s boho chic meets rock ‘n’ roll for your big day and beyond… and we can’t get enough.

Known for her intricate lace detailing, stunning silhouettes and bohemian-inspired stylings, Rime Arodaky’s fabulous new line, “La malle de la mariée” (“The Bride’s Suitcase”), brings a sweet Coachella meets Californian vacation vibe to your honeymoon… and beyond.  Think gorgeous lace cover-ups, beautiful gowns and uber-chic swimwear, all with that dash of rock ‘n’ roll that appears in every fabulous masterpiece Rime Arodaky creates.  Which means that you’ll look just as amazing saying “I do” as you will frolicking on the beach post-wedding with your sweetie.

To start your wedding journey with Rime Arodaky, visit her website for more information on her breathtaking + custom-fit gowns, or to make an appointment.  And for that perfect honeymoon or summer look, visit the Rime Arodaky eshop.  And for your daily dose of inspiration, follow Rime Arodaky’s Instagram NOW!

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