Real Wedding: Alexa + Trey {Sweet Simplicity at The Roosevelt Hotel}

One by one, Alexa followed the trail of envelopes with riddles written by Trey as he took her around the city for her birthday. From brunch, to shopping for a new outfit, to a relaxing massage, Alexa assumed it was all just for her birthday.

Little did she know that Trey was planning on celebrating something even more special until he ended the scavenger hunt with a final envelope and a ring in hand as he got down on one knee to propose.

Alexa couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift as he slid the ring on her finger and she said yes.

I wanted certain aspects, for example my wedding dress, to stand out on its own. The reason I chose the Amsale “Demi” gown was for its simplicity, yet dramatic/elegant back detailing of the gown. – Alexa

Alexa envisioned a simple but elegant wedding, bringing in an “old Hollywood” glamour vibe. “I wanted it to look elegant, but not over the top,” Alexa says. “I also wanted my wedding to remain extremely intimate throughout the entire process.”

With this in mind, it only made sense to have their reception in the iconic Blue Room of The Roosevelt Hotel and the ceremony at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, Alexa’s favorite church in the whole city.

“I did not want to overpower the church with a lot of flowers, so I decided to keep the flowers simple and small. We decided to add lanterns on the floor by each pew, to add to that ‘intimate’ feeling,” Alexa says.

To complement her desire for an intimate wedding, Alexa chose eclectic, soft music, performed on violin, cello and baby grand piano for the ceremony.

By keeping things simple, Alexa was able to have certain elements of her wedding stand out such as the cake and her dress.

Alexa chose a simple wedding gown with dramatic detailing on the back. “I knew the back of the gown would be what everyone would see during the ceremony, and I had hoped that everyone could admire its beautiful detail.” Alexa says. “The gown truly was the center of my theme.”

To end the perfect night with the last touch of sweet simplicity, the couple sent their guests home with jars of honey that Trey’s father collects with a simple finishing touch – tags reading “Love is Sweet.”

N.O.W. Vendor: PHOTOGRAPHY: GK Photography

Additional Vendors: CEREMONY: Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church | RECEPTION, CATERER + BAKERY: The Roosevelt Hotel | OFFICIANT: Father Robert D. Massett | BRIDE’S GOWN: Amsale, I Do Bridal Couture | BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Amsale, Bella Bridesmaids | MENSWEAR: Smart Set Formal Wear | VIDEOGRAPHER: Bower Productions | FLORALS: Federico’s | HAIR + MAKEUP: Carpe Diem Salon | ENTERTAINMENT: Groovy7 | FAVORS: Honey Jars, NOLA’s Backyard Bees | INVITATIONS: Scriptura | JEWELER: Boudreaux’s

Ellen Kramer

Ellen Martin Kramer is originally from a very small town near Lafayette, Louisiana right in the heart of Cajun Country. She came to New Orleans in 2002 and now lives in Picayune, Mississippi, a short hour’s drive to the Big Easy. Her experience spans many areas as she is a lover of learning new things and immediately incorporates those into her entrepreneurial pursuits, from home and office organizing and wedding/event planning to web design. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, TLC’s Hoarding Buried Alive and The Larry King Live Show during her career as an Organizing and Productivity Consultant. Her true love has always been weddings and beautiful events. Even as a teen she loved weddings, planning and creating various perfect weddings for herself….with no actual fiance ? Her first taste of real event planning came with becoming a member of the Social Events committee for the Miss Louisiana Organization in 1999. Since then she has planned weddings, social events, conferences and educational summits.

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