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The Bride’s Dress Once Belonged to the Wife of Nat King Cole!

See this beaded vintage dress the bride rocked at the reception? It’s a dress that previously belonged to the wife of music legend, Nat King Cole. It was the ultimate “something old” for a vintage-inspired wedding and set the tone for an unforgettable day planned by Sapphire Events. More (including a must-see cake by Melissa’s Fine Pastries) in the gallery of images from Greer Gattuso.

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Spring
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From Sapphire EventsAfter weeks of rain and dreary days in New Orleans, Elizabeth and Nick said “I Do” on the first clear day of Spring. Being that both of them are New Orleans natives, the two did their first look in the heart of the city, the New Orleans French Quarter. From there, the couple made their way uptown to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for a small ceremony in front of their family and friends. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour complete with a Bubbly bar in the back gardens of the Audubon Tea Room. Upon the completion of cocktail hour, guests entered the Audubon Tea Room they were greeted by pops of the wedding color, light blue, perfectly mimicking the cloudless, Spring sky. The light blue and white lace linens were accented with an array of pink and white flower centerpieces. At the end of the reception, Elizabeth changed into a beaded vintage dress that had previously belonged to the late wife of Nat King Cole. In true New Orleans fashion, Elizabeth and Nick, along with a New Orleans Brass Band, led guests through the Audubon Zoo in a second line to celebrate the start of their lives together.

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Photography: Greer Gattuso Photography | Cinematography: Terrington Films | Event Design: Sapphire Events | Event Planning: Sapphire Events | Floral Design: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events | Cake: Melissa's Fine Pastries | Ceremony Venue: St. Francis Of Assisi | Reception Venue: Audubon Tea Room | Hair + Makeup: Kiss And Makeup | Band: Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos | Hotel: Cornstalk Hotel | Bride's Vintage Dress Source: Century Girl Vintage | Rentals: New Orleans Party Rentals | Second Line Band: Paulin Brothers Brass Band

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Why New Orleans’ French Quarter Is The Perfect Place to Say ‘I Do’

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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Fall
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Classic

From Sapphire EventsAlyssa 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.

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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

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We’ve Just Found the Most Romantic Spot in New Orleans’ French Quarter

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!

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.

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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

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