THE INSPIRATION: “The clean lines and geometric shapes of the Art Deco inspired Higgins Hotel were a perfect match for the backdrop that I envisioned for this photo shoot. Floral elements, including a motif of orchids, softened the very hard lines that are indicative of the Art Deco style. I am always aware of fabric texture and how it plays into the overall feel of an event so we included a lot of velvet in the shoot as well as light and airy fabrics such as chiffon and organza. Subtle cues such as this can really set the tone for an event and subconsciously elevate the overall experience for your guests.”
– Rena Sweeney, Alchemy Events
STYLED BY: Rena Sweeney, Alchemy Events
ON LOCATION: Higgins Hotel & Conference Center
CEREMONY BACKDROP: Mark Goscienski (frames), Jessica Burke (hand-painted screens)
FLORAL DECOR: Mitch’s Flowers
RENTALS: True Value Rental
CAKE: Kimbla’s Cakes
INVITATION SUITE + MENUS: InvitoBella
MENSWEAR + ACCESSORIES: John’s Tuxedos
FINE JEWELRY: Brilliance in Diamonds
HAND-PAINTED DINNER PLATES: Chez Clay
HAIR + MAKEUP: Tina Rodosta for Verde Beauty
WOODEN MONOGRAM + FLORAL PICKS: Design A Latte Monograms
MODELS: Jarrel Bowens, Kaylei Hackett, and Julie Huesman
About the featured image (above):
Kaylei is wearing an on-trend, off-the-shoulder, fit-and-flare gown featuring a detachable tulle cape with floral and butterfly appliqués from MaeMe The Bridal Boutique. Jarrel is wearing the “Blake” Navy Tuxedo with black satin peak lapels, classic black bowtie and a Jack Mason Diver 42mm watch, available at John’s Tuxedos.
About the Higgins Hotel:
As the official hotel for the National WWII Museum, the Higgins Hotel & Conference Center is an elegant, era-inspired venue in New Orleans’ Arts & Warehouse District.
About the hair and makeup:
Tina Rodosta, from Verde Beauty Studio created a soft, fresh look with hints of gold for Julie and Kaylei’s makeup.
Experience the spectacular views of the Mississippi River, WWII Museum and Downtown New Orleans from the Higgins Hotel’s rooftop terrace.