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Classic New Orleans Wedding with Elegant Manhattan Twist

I’ve never been to New Orleans, but I have a feeling I would love the Big Easy, especially if this glam wedding is any indication. In the heart of the French Quarter, old world romance met Manhattan glamour with Greer Gattuso Photography behind the lens, a cake flown in from the one and only Sylvia Weinstock and Sapphire Events to plan it all. See every detail of this stunning fête in THE VAULT!

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From Sapphire Events….Adrianna and Glen wanted to host an elegant affair in New Orleans for their fall wedding and they chose the ever stunning, Latrobe’s on Royal for their nuptials. Bringing in glamorous floral arrangements and linens in shades of purples, they truly compliments this historic building in the heart of the French Quarter.

The couple originally met when the bride was working at 1OAK in Manhattan. Considering this was such a huge part of their love story, they wanted to incorporate this into their design and had her left over business cards hand calligraphed as the escort cards.

Another amazing detail for this wedding was the cake, designed and created by the incredible Sylvia Weinstock. Weinstock is a personal friend of the family’s and wanted to gift the newlyweds with a cake, which was created in New York and shipped on a plane to New Orleans just for this special occasion.

After a seated dinner in The Grand Banking Room at Latrobe’s the guests moved into the covered courtyard where DJ Chachi, the couple’s favorite DJ in New York, played the best dance music until the end of the night.

Photography: Greer Gattuso Photography | Cinematography: Harmonic Films | Event Planning & Design: Sapphire Events | Floral Design: Bella Bloom | Cake: Sylvia Weinstock | Hair: Nicole Pigeon | DJ: DJ Chachi | String Quartet: Pan String Quartet | Transportation: American Luxury | Transportation: Alert Transportation | Hotel: Windsor Court Hotel: New Orleans | Venue: Latrobe's On Royal | Second Line Band: Kinfolk | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Organic New Orleans Wedding Inspiration

New Orleans has a worn beauty that is incomparable. A distressed kind of charm that laces it’s fingers with weddings for some seriously gorgeous results—see what I mean? Oh, Marissa Lambert you work magic, you do. Kim Starr Wise, you’ve made all my floral dreams come true, and Distressed Rentals & Revival, you bring the character with your lovely rentals. THE VAULT gallery is ridiculously pretty friends—come join me!

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Fall
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From Marissa LambertThis shoot was seamlessly styled by Audra O’Dom of Distressed Rentals & Revival for a one-on-one workshop that I hosted for the incredibly talented Lindsey Mueller. Lindsey requested to photograph a shoot filled with elegance as well as details that represent the history and culture of New Orleans. The historic Marigny Opera House was the perfect venue for Lindsey’s request. The lovely stained glass, tarnished walls, and the colorful floor provided a truly breathtaking setting! We strived to create a very simple and organic feel to the details while maintaining rich color and elegance. Further, the models made this shoot very special. Danielle and Eric are a real couple that are engaged to be married next year! The love they share is vibrant and electric, and it was such an honor to photograph real love during this shoot!

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Photography: Marissa Lambert | Floral Design: Kim Starr Wise | Wedding Dress: Blanc Bridal Couture | Cake: The Royal Cakery | Makeup: Ashley Sievert Beauty | Hair: Hair By Ginger | Calligraphy: Graham Ink Studio | Wedding Venue: Marigny Opera House | Rentals: Distressed Rentals & Revival | Stylist: Audra O'Dom | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Transatlantic Love Story from Bride Film

Do you like love stories? I’ve a feeling you do, so settle in m’dears for a real gem. Southern belle meets Irish lad on spring break, falls in love and embarks on an adventure that brings us all the way to their wedding day, captured in pure beauty by Bride Film. From the floral-filled church to the classic cake by Melissa’s Fine Pastries, it was a fairy tale brought to life. Grab some tissues and get ready to get happy.

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From Bride Film… Tanya and Conor have such a unique relationship spanning the course of nine years and multiple continents. Their wedding celebration was clearly a grand beginning to their long awaited marriage, and we loved hearing about it through their family and friends’ wonderful speeches!

From the Bride… Conor and I met when he visited his best friend who was studying in my hometown of New Orleans. We hit it off instantly, and after only a few days decided to make it work, despite the fact that Conor is from and was living in Dublin, Ireland. It has now been over nine years, with both of us living together in London for the past seven. Having lived abroad for so many years, it was really important for me to have the wedding back home in New Orleans. There were so many elements that made our day special, but most of all it had to be the many Irish and English friends and family that flew to the incredible city of New Orleans to celebrate with us.

The ceremony took place in a decommissioned Catholic Church, The Marigny Opera House, that we filled to the brim with trees, foliage and flowers, courtesy of Dunn and Sonnier, as a juxtaposition to the seemingly derelict, historic building. We wanted the ceremony to be extremely personal, so we asked one of Conor’s best friends from Dublin (and the husband of one my best friends – a story for another time!) to conduct the ceremony, shared personal vows and had specially selected songs and readings from our friends and family. A highlight was a rendition of Bob Marley’s “This Is Love,” sung by my cousin and performed on the piano by my uncle.

Following the ceremony, we rode to the reception venue, Latrobe’s, in a traditional New Orleans horse and cart and celebrated with the passers-by. The cocktail hour at Latrobe’s, included a local jazz band and New Orleans fare, including Mint Juleps, fried oysters and crawfish cakes. The wedding cake, from Melissa’s Fine Pastries, was a simple white, covered in real flowers that echoed the table decorations. The surprise groom’s cake, was a large salted caramel cake, in the shape of a pint of Guinness!

We had a sit down meal with speeches, as is tradition in Ireland. The sit down meal was again classically New Orleans cuisine with a starter of shrimp and grits, followed by two taster mains of red fish and duck. After dinner, we hit the dance floor, with our first dance being the maybe not so traditional “Let’s Get It On” – the first song we ever danced to. Around midnight, we surprised the guests by having a brass band enter the venue to start a traditional New Orleans second line. Of course, this was a first for many of our out of town guests! We danced through the streets, waving hankies until we reached the after party venue, Bevolo’s Light Shop, where the party continued into the early hours of the morning.

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Photography: Charlotte Latham | Cinematography: Bride Film | Event Planning: Grand Events NOLA | Floral Design: Dunn And Sonnier | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Melissa's Fine Pastries | Invitations: Scriptura | Ceremony Venue: Marigny Opera House | Reception Venue: Latrobe's on Royal | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Hair + Makeup: Blush And Bashful | Groom's Attire: Suit Supply | Ceremony Music: Harry Hardin | Transportation: American Luxury Limousines | After Party DJ: Rock-It Productions | After Party Venue: Bevolo Gas Lantern Museum | Groom's Getting Ready Venue: Omni Royal Orleans | Reception Music: BRW | Rentals: Your Event Delivered | Sound + Lighting: See Hear Productions | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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