Meet in the Middle! A Destination Wedding in New Orleans at Race + Religious
October 8, 2018
By: eddye
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Looking for a super-cool stateside destination wedding spot? With a motto of "laissez les bon temps rouler” (that's Cajun-speak for let the good times roll) ~ there's no better place to make merry. Or get married! The flawless photographs from Marissa of Mon Soleil Weddings are sure to convince you that you can't go wrong with a New Orleans wedding. With superb wedding coordination by Mint Julep Productions, this event-planner-bride knew just how to design a wedding that would delight and charm everyone. Lovely florals from Poppy & Mint added to the welcoming ambience that surrounded the entire wedding weekend at Race & Religious. We're pretty sure that every wedding at this historic venue will be an incredible experience, but as you'll see... Trisha and Sutton's wedding was the epitome of whimsy and romance that united families from all over the U.S..... They met in the middle in NOLA!
From the Bride... My now husband and I live in California, but his extended family is mostly on the east coast and mine is mostly the west coast. We chose New Orleans as it's one of our favorite cities - the music, the food, the culture...
We go there often and thought it would be the perfect place to host our guests for a weekend destination wedding due to our love of the city but also it's location being somewhat in the middle!
Our guests were our most important element of the wedding - sharing our love of New Orleans, and for each other - and for my daughter - as we wanted to celebrate the love of creating a family.
Race and Religious was the perfect venue - we moved in our closest friends for the weekend, held our rehearsal dinner and welcome party there on Friday and then changed the look and feel of the space on Saturday for the wedding. We had the most amazing vendors - they made every creative detail we wished for come to life.
As a corporate event planner as my day job, I wanted to be able to share our vision and just have our vendor team go - and go they did - and far exceeded our expectations. Audrey of Distressed Rentals understood my fiance's vision of creating small seating vignettes throughout the property for guests to relax and enjoy. Destiny of Poppy and Mint filled the front gate with the most incredible florals to create an amazing entrance for our guests.
We had the best southern food - both nights - Andrew and Dustin from Catering D'orelans were spectacular - guests were loving the oyster bars, boozy snow cone cocktails and traditional southern food specialties. We wrote each guest a love note to share how grateful we were for them to travel and spend the weekend with us and in return got some amazing Polaroid photos for our guest book. We danced the evening away and finished with a sparkler last dance to cap the night. It was a fantasy weekend - we are the luckiest family to have been surrounded and celebrated by our dear friends and relatives in our favorite city.

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And now, with these amazing images in mind, watch the wedding highlight film from Mon Soleil Weddings as Trisha and Scott welcome their guests to the wedding weekend, declare their love and belief in each other and as Scott vows to love and cherish Trisha and Emmy to the end of time! A celebration of "love, friendship, marriage and family!

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Marissa Lambert (aka Mon Soleil Weddings) has been featured at least fifteen times on the pages of Style Me Pretty! Pretty awesome fact, right?

Be sure to visit today's full gallery of images from Mon Soleil Weddings that capture the love ~ the New Orleans way!
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