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
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
What a beautiful bride and wedding! This makes me want to return to New Orleans. Congratulations and happy anniversary!
Thanks so much, Samantha! I wouldn’t mind an annual trip to NOLA myself!
Happy Annivesary! What an absolutely gorgeous wedding too. I love all of the details and you looked so beautiful. xoxo