Our Garden District Wedding in New Orleans, Louisiana

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It’s official … we’re married!

On October 20, 2018, we said “I do” in New Orleans, Louisiana. Long before our wedding day, we felt a connection to the city as a couple — and now having begun our marriage there: New Orleans will forever hold a grip on our hearts.

We welcomed guests from over the country (and world) to partake in an extended weekend with us in the Big Easy. We kicked off celebrations Friday for our rehearsal dinner, followed by a Second Line parade through the French Quarter: which is a quintessential tradition in New Orleans. Nearly one hundred of our wedding guests paraded through the city’s historic streets to the sound of brass musicians the evening before the main event on Saturday.

Our wedding day was a beautiful, magical blur for Kevin and me — surrounded by our loving parents, family, friends, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and pastor from my hometown. The Garden District provided a truly special setting for our celebration, which felt romantic, lush, and fun.

Be sure to return a visit next week for Part II when I’ll share more about the details of our wedding, where I gathered inspiration, sage advice for planning, and FAQ.

And, because I had a difficult time not overloading photos into this post (!) I created a slideshow capturing more of our celebration…

Thank you to our parents and this wonderful team of vendors, artists, musicians and creators who made our wedding weekend forever memorable! We love you! — Laura and Kevin

PHOTOGRAPHY: Clary Pfeiffer

VENUE: Il Mercato

FLORALS: Giverny Design

WEDDING INVITATIONS: Scriptura

CALLIGRAPHY: Maria Helena

CANDLES + RENTALS: Luminous Events

EVENT PLANNING + DESIGN: Laura McParlan

EVENT DAY MANAGEMENT: Sapphire Events

WEDDING GOWN: Atelier Pronovias

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE: Mira Couture

RINGS: Lester Lampert

LINENS: Nüage

CEREMONY BAND: Kinfolk Jazz Band

RECEPTION BAND: NOLA Dukes

SECOND LINE BAND: Kinfolk Brass Band

PREP LOCATION: Melrose Mansion

MAKEUP: Lynna Vo

FILM: Brooke Boyd

CATERING: Joel Catering

CAKE: Royal Cakery

DINING RENTALS: Perrier Rentals

REHEARSAL DINNER: Brennan’s

LACE BRIDAL ROBE: Etsy (similar style here and here)

WHITE JUMPSUIT: Express (browse more jumpsuits and bridal fashion)

EMBELLISHED TOP: Jenny Yoo “Gigi” (browse more bridal separates)

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Jenny Yoo “Lena”

MEN’S ATTIRE: Tuxedos to Geaux

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3 Comments

  1. Samantha Klein wrote:

    What a beautiful bride and wedding! This makes me want to return to New Orleans. Congratulations and happy anniversary!

    Posted 10.18.19 Reply
    • Laura wrote:

      Thanks so much, Samantha! I wouldn’t mind an annual trip to NOLA myself!

      Posted 10.18.19 Reply
  2. Caroline wrote:

    Happy Annivesary! What an absolutely gorgeous wedding too. I love all of the details and you looked so beautiful. xoxo

    Posted 10.21.19 Reply

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