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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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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!

More New Orleans Weddings this way!

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

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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

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Citrus Inspired Couple’s Shower

If you’re one of those people hanging on to the last bits of summer before pumpkin spice everything takes over, this couple’s shower is for you. It’s sweet as can be with bright pops of yellow plus playful nods to the bride and groom’s home states, and it has everything to do with the vendors behind it. Melissa’s Fine Pastries made the prettiest of cakes, Baraya Hall designed the details and Marissa Lambert is to thank for every image in The Vault.

From Baraya Hall Event DesignWhat New Orleanian doesn’t love a good party?! So, when we were approached to design a couple’s shower in honor of a bride hailing from Pennsylvania and a local groom, we envisioned it to be a chic summer celebration. We learned of the bride’s love for a good Pimm’s Cup, a refreshing and fruity gin cocktail that originated in England, and from there, our idea for a Polo-inspired, preppy chic garden party was born.

Infusing soft cremes and dove greys added the perfect amount of warmth to the all-white color palette. Bright and cheery pops of orange and yellow also complemented the neutral theme and were achieved by incorporating citrus arrangements in the décor, cake and drink garnishes. As a nod to the preppy theme, we designed a custom crest for the couple that was replicated on the invitation suite and favors.

All of the elements of the décor, from a custom built bar and floral boxes to the linens to the dessert table, were designed to be very tailored, neat and tidy. Silver trays and trophy vases adorned the tables and were reminiscent of the summer Polo matches of the English countryside. Guests nibbled on fruit ceviche, tea sandwiches and caprese skewers to keep cool and accompanied it with traditional New Orleans soul food. To integrate the couple’s native states, we created Pennsylvania and Louisiana themed favors complete with a sweet treat for the guests to take home.

We worked with some of the industry’s most creative event professionals to achieve our vision and their collaborations couldn’t have been more perfect!

Photography: Marissa Lambert | Event Design and Planning: Baraya Hall Event Design | Floral Design: Ever after Events | Makeup: Megan Marks of Beauty Marks | Hair: Ginger Dickey | Groom's Attire: ZARA | Venue: At Home | Bride's Attire: BCBG | Cake And Pastries: Melissa's Fine Pastries | Custom Bar and Flower Boxes: Baraya Hall Event Design | Invitations and Paper Goods: Baraya Hall Event Design | Linen Rentals: Designery 22 | Table and Chairs: Event Rental

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