REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

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REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

For their heavy metal and tarot-themed wedding, Tifa selected an "absolutely stunning custom letterpress invitation suite" that she describes as her "favorite part of the planning."

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

Tifa walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" - little touches like this allowed them to show a bit of their personalities while maintaining an elegant, classy vibe.

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

Tifa and Justin incorporated Tarot cards into both the cake table and guest table decor.

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

REAL WEDDING :: TIFA + JUSTIN {Nothing Else Matters}

It was all in the cards for Tifa and Justin.

Story by: Starlight Williams

After first meeting at a college party, Tifa and Justin found out that when it comes to love and each other nothing else matters.

Casually walking down the streets of Portland, Oregon, Justin’s proposal, just like his love for Tifa, was authentically pure.

“He just stopped in the middle of the sidewalk, pulled out the ring and asked right then and there,” Tifa says. “It was simple and perfect.”

Mixing their personalities into the wedding, the couple chose a heavy metal and tarot theme, Tifa even walking down the aisle to Nothing Else Matters by Metallica. “We wanted to show a little bit of our personalities while still staying classy,” Tifa says.

While the wedding was a little offbeat, there is no denying that love shared between Tifa and Justin that night. “The exchanging of vows, everything felt real in that moment,” Tifa says. “The nerves finally stopped and it was all so clear.”

See Tifa + Justin’s feature in our 2016 Fall+Winter Edition below and click on the gallery above to see additional images.

FEATURING:

PHOTOGRAPHER: Eau Claire Photographics | GETTING READY LOCATION: Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel | CEREMONY + RECEPTION: The Republic | OFFICIANT: Mary Myers | BRIDE’S GOWN : Lovely Bride, San Francisco | BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Nordstrom | MENSWEAR: Tailor’s Keep, San Francisco | FLORALS: Poppy & Mint Floral Company | BAKERY: Bittersweet Confections | ENTERTAINMENT: Groovy7 | HAIR + MAKEUP: Jessica Poche’ | PLANNER: Rebecca Dorsky for Nola Bash Event Design & Production | CATERER: Pigeon Caterers | INVITATIONS: Ladyfingers Letterpress

Jessica Burke

Hi, I'm Jessica Burke, the Publisher of New Orleans Weddings Magazine. If you love New Orleans and you love weddings, you're in the right place for lots of great inspiration and ideas.

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