Multicultural New Orleans Wedding by Studio Tran Photographers
August 2, 2012
A beautiful blend of southern style and Danish traditions, this New Orleans wedding by  Studio Tran Photographers just lovely in every way. From the gorgeous couple who couldn't be more in love to the gorgeous florals by Bee’s Wedding & Event Floral Designs and all the sweet touches in between - this is one full gallery you do not want to miss!
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From Bee’s Wedding & Event Floral Designs... Kelli carried a hand-tied bouquet of white ranunculus, lily of the valley and geranium greens. Bridesmaids carried hand-tied bouquets with Juliet cabbage roses, parrot tulips and ranunculus. The bride and groom stood in front of an old repurposed door frame featuring an arrangement of ranunculus, baby's breath, tulips and English ivy. The door was flanked by two wooden shutters, Boston ferns and two large wooden barrels of baby's breath. Down the aisle, we accented the chairs with clusters of baby's breath on every other chair and clusters of Juliet cabbage roses on every other chair. Her table centerpieces were all a little different. We used mason jars and mercury vases accented with flowers in the same color palette as her bridesmaids' bouquets.

From Studio Tran Photographers... Kelli and Simon are two beautiful people, and their love for one another was so infectious! Their southern New Orleans wedding that incorporated Danish traditions was intimate, emotional, inviting and beautiful. Our southern New Orleans weddings are fast-paced, going from ceremony right into open bars and lots of dancing and partying. The Danish aspect of the wedding slowed things down with a three-hour dinner, complete with lots of heartfelt speeches. I had many conversations with Kelli asking her if she was sure the dinner would actually last that long, and she assured me it would! I couldn't believe how quickly the time flew by, as the speeches were all so endearing with stories of this amazing couple growing up, Kelli traveling around the world, how they met and fell in love and how they decided to blend traditions and get married in New Orleans. 

The day really did start like any other, but right after the ceremony, the Danish guests passed out lyrics to a song and they all began singing to Kelli and Simon. Kelli was tearful during this time, and you could tell she was so touched that Simon's family and friends had done this for them. Following this Danish tradition we dove right into a New Orleans tradition, the Second Line parade! The Coolbone brass band started up, the umbrellas and custom handkerchiefs were passed out, and the police escorted the bride, groom, wedding party and all the guests on a parade through the streets of the French Quarter. Once seated for dinner, the cheerful yet tearful speeches began. Throughout the night you would hear the clinking of forks on the wine and water glasses, and Kelli and Simon would duck under the table for a secret kiss and then climb on to the seats of their chairs for a very cute and public kiss! Other cute Danish traditions were the cutting of the groom's socks during the first dance and making sure we cut the cake before midnight!  

From the Bride... For both Simon and me, our wedding has always been an exciting opportunity to bring both of our worlds together. Simon is from Europe (Denmark), and I am from the US (Louisiana). And we couldn't think of any better place that New Orleans and the French Quarter, with its history built on the blending of different nationalities and cultures. I must be honest that I was not always sure how the whole day would turn out – blending Southern and Danish traditions... But for us, it was always about us having the day that was perfect for us and not necessarily what a typical Danish or American wedding was supposed to be. Our only wish was that every single person at the wedding know how special they were to us, and we hoped they would feel this in the details we put into planning our big day!

Wedding Photography: Studio Tran Photographers / Ceremony: Montegut House in New Orleans, Louisiana / Reception: The Chicory in New Orleans, Louisiana / Wedding Planning: Michele Adams of Unique Weddings in New Orleans / Floral Design: Bee’s Wedding & Event Floral Designs / Wedding Cinematography: Lipari Films / Wedding Cake: The Royal Cakery / Wedding Stationery: Southern Fete Creative / Ceremony Music + Second Line Band: Coolbone Music of New Orleans / Entertainment: After8 / Lighting: Luminous Events of New Orleans / Goodie Bags: Lost Bridge Designs  + Aunt Sally’s Pralines / Table Name Plan: DIY by the Bride's Mother + Kathy Curry / Handkerchiefs + Umbrella: Gems Printing / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals via Bridal Loft / Bride's Belt: Icing 101 / Bride's Bird Cage Veil: Fascinating Creations / Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Hair + Makeup: Flawless Bride / Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew / Groom's Suit: Custom from Switzerland / Groomsmen's Ties: Burberry