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Arts Décoratifs: Contemporary Style | Vintage Grandeur

Arts Décoratifs: Contemporary Style | Vintage Grandeur

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 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jessica Burke + Sarah Alleman

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

GOWNS: MaeMe The Bridal Boutique | Pearl’s Place

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.

Julie poses in the Arcadia Ballroom of the Higgins Hotel in a ivory and champagne off-the-shoulder, A-line gown from Pearl’s Place. Dimensional textures cover this gown made of English Net and lace. A diamond bangle, pearl stud earrings and a white gold engagement ring with a round diamond in a halo setting from Brilliance in Diamonds complete her ensemble. The soft blue, four-tier hexagon wedding cake by Kimbla’s Cakes features hand-painted icing orchids and gold edging detail. Fresh blooms from Mitch’s Flowers accent the cake.
Julie poses in the Arcadia Ballroom of the Higgins Hotel in a ivory and champagne off-the-shoulder, A-line gown from Pearl’s Place. Dimensional textures cover this gown made of English Net and lace. A diamond bangle, pearl stud earrings and a white gold engagement ring with a round diamond in a halo setting from Brilliance in Diamonds complete her ensemble. The soft blue, four-tier hexagon wedding cake by Kimbla’s Cakes features hand-painted icing orchids and gold edging detail. Fresh blooms from Mitch’s Flowers accent the cake.
Rentals by True Value Rental | Florals by Mitch's Flowers | Floral Picks by Design a Latte Monograms
Hand-painted plates from Chez Clay | Watercolor menus by Invitobella | Rentals by True Value Rental | Florals by Mitch's Flowers
Geometric Wedding Cake by Kimbla's Cakes | Rentals by True Value Rental | Florals by Mitch's Flowers
Hand-painted plates from Chez Clay | Watercolor menus by Invitobella | Rentals by True Value Rental | Florals by Mitch's Flowers | Floral Picks by Design a Latte Monograms
This beautiful table setting features geometric candle decor, elegant satin linen and gold flatware from True Value Rental and plates that were hand-painted and fired at Chez Clay in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. Watercolor floral menus by InvitoBella and purple spotted orchid blooms from Mitch’s Flowers grace each place setting. True Value Rentals’ gold Chameleon Fanfare chairs have specially covered, blush pink velvet cushions. Mitch’s Flowers created a vibrant elevated, geometrically-styled floral centerpiece with angular accent picks from Design A Latte Monograms tucked between blooms.
This beautiful table setting features geometric candle decor, elegant satin linen and gold flatware from True Value Rental and plates that were hand-painted and fired at Chez Clay in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. Watercolor floral menus by InvitoBella and purple spotted orchid blooms from Mitch’s Flowers grace each place setting. True Value Rentals’ gold Chameleon Fanfare chairs have specially covered, blush pink velvet cushions. Mitch’s Flowers created a vibrant elevated, geometrically-styled floral centerpiece with angular accent picks from Design A Latte Monograms tucked between blooms.

Your Dream Wedding Awaits at The Chicory. Photos by Greer Gattuso Photography
Julie is wearing a burgundy velvet sleeveless bridesmaid gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and low-cut back, available at Pearl’s Place. Her look is completed with a vintage oval center stone ruby ring with 10 diamond side stones and a gold wedding band from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Julie is wearing a burgundy velvet sleeveless bridesmaid gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and low-cut back, available at Pearl’s Place. Her look is completed with a vintage oval center stone ruby ring with 10 diamond side stones and a gold wedding band from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Jarrel is wearing a black velvet peak lapel tuxedo jacket, Jack Mason Diver 42mm watch, and gold Fleur De Lis cufflinks from John’s Tuxedos and a gunmetal tungsten wedding band from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Jarrel is wearing a black velvet peak lapel tuxedo jacket, Jack Mason Diver 42mm watch, and gold Fleur De Lis cufflinks from John’s Tuxedos and a gunmetal tungsten wedding band from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Kaylei wears a Slate stretch velvet sheath bridesmaid dress with a high neckline and strappy back detailing and Julie wears a stretch velvet A-line bridesmaid dress with a v-neckline, v-back, and matching velvet waistband in Desert Rose. Both gowns are available at Pearl’s Place. From Brilliance in Diamonds, Kaylei wears a gold diamond bangle bracelet, white gold diamond pavé band and 14k yellow gold pearl stud earrings. Julie also wears a gold diamond bangle bracelet and a 14k yellow gold contour crown band and the “Daphne” vintage 14k yellow gold ring.
Kaylei wears a Slate stretch velvet sheath bridesmaid dress with a high neckline and strappy back detailing and Julie wears a stretch velvet A-line bridesmaid dress with a v-neckline, v-back, and matching velvet waistband in Desert Rose. Both gowns are available at Pearl’s Place. From Brilliance in Diamonds, Kaylei wears a gold diamond bangle bracelet, white gold diamond pavé band and 14k yellow gold pearl stud earrings. Julie also wears a gold diamond bangle bracelet and a 14k yellow gold contour crown band and the “Daphne” vintage 14k yellow gold ring.

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.

Jarrel is wearing a classic shawl lapel ivory dinner jacket ensemble with a Jack Mason Nautical Chronograph watch, Randolph Aviator Sunglasses and gold crown cufflinks from John’s Tuxedos and a gray and rose gold band from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Jarrel is wearing a classic shawl lapel ivory dinner jacket ensemble with a Jack Mason Nautical Chronograph watch, Randolph Aviator Sunglasses and gold crown cufflinks from John’s Tuxedos and a gray and rose gold band from Brilliance in Diamonds.

Your Dream Wedding Awaits at The Chicory. Photos by Greer Gattuso Photography
Kaylei is wearing a chiffon bridesmaid gown with double off the shoulder straps, cutaway neckline and off-center front slit, available at Pearl’s Place, with a floating baguette diamond necklace, rose gold Art Deco band and vintage shield ring from Brilliance in Diamonds. Julie is wearing a Mist chiffon spaghetti strap V-front and back gown with off-the-shoulder draped sleeves, also available at Pearl’s Place, with a diamond bangle bracelet, 14k yellow gold contour crown band and the “Daphne” vintage 14k yellow gold ring from Brilliance in Diamonds
Kaylei is wearing a chiffon bridesmaid gown with double off the shoulder straps, cutaway neckline and off-center front slit, available at Pearl’s Place, with a floating baguette diamond necklace, rose gold Art Deco band and vintage shield ring from Brilliance in Diamonds. Julie is wearing a Mist chiffon spaghetti strap V-front and back gown with off-the-shoulder draped sleeves, also available at Pearl’s Place, with a diamond bangle bracelet, 14k yellow gold contour crown band and the “Daphne” vintage 14k yellow gold ring from Brilliance in Diamonds

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. 

Kaylei is wearing a gold liquid metallic A-line gown and peep toe rhinestone embellished pumps from Pearl’s Place. A 14k rose gold Morganite halo engagement ring from Brilliance in Diamonds graces her finger and radiant cut diamond earrings add the finishing touch to her look. She’s lounging in the Higgin’s Hotel’s Truman Suite dining room enjoying views of Downtown New Orleans.
Kaylei is wearing a gold liquid metallic A-line gown and peep toe rhinestone embellished pumps from Pearl’s Place. A 14k rose gold Morganite halo engagement ring from Brilliance in Diamonds graces her finger and radiant cut diamond earrings add the finishing touch to her look. She’s lounging in the Higgin’s Hotel’s Truman Suite dining room enjoying views of Downtown New Orleans.
A wearable floral arm band from Mitch’s Flowers, 14k yellow gold bezel set shield diamond ring, floating baguette diamond necklace and gold stardust studs from Brilliance in Diamonds. Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography.
A wearable floral arm band from Mitch’s Flowers, 14k yellow gold bezel set shield diamond ring, floating baguette diamond necklace and gold stardust studs from Brilliance in Diamonds. Photo by Sarah Alleman Photography.
Scrolled beaded embroidery and lace make this gown, available at Pearl’s Place, both elegant and modern.
Scrolled beaded embroidery and lace make this gown, available at Pearl’s Place, both elegant and modern.
Julie is wearing a deep-V illusion bodice gown with shimmering sequin and floral appliqués from MaeMe The Bridal Boutique. The gown features a low back and dramatic train. From Brilliance in Diamonds, a diamond tennis bracelet, green emerald statement ring, vintage Art Deco shield ring and radiant cut diamond earrings complete her look.
Julie is wearing a deep-V illusion bodice gown with shimmering sequin and floral appliqués from MaeMe The Bridal Boutique. The gown features a low back and dramatic train. From Brilliance in Diamonds, a diamond tennis bracelet, green emerald statement ring, vintage Art Deco shield ring and radiant cut diamond earrings complete her look.

Your Dream Wedding Awaits at The Chicory. Photos by Greer Gattuso Photography
“Imogen” 18k yellow gold vintage ring with 0.70ct oval Cabochon green emerald, 14k yellow gold contour crown band with a classic pear-shape diamond solitaire ring, and chrome beveled tungsten band from Brilliance in Diamonds.
“Imogen” 18k yellow gold vintage ring with 0.70ct oval Cabochon green emerald, 14k yellow gold contour crown band with a classic pear-shape diamond solitaire ring, and chrome beveled tungsten band from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Julie and Kaylei pose in front of a series of hand-painted screen backdrops amid lush florals from Mitch’s Flowers. Both women wear elegant floral pieces, alternatives to traditional bouquets, designed by Mitch’s Flowers. A custom-made monogram from Design A Latte Monograms is suspended from the center backdrop panel. Julie’s classic strapless Mikado silk gown is from Pearl’s Place with a diamond bangle, pearl stud earrings, contour baguette band with pear-shape diamond solitaire ring and an Art Deco studded band from Brilliance in Diamonds. Kaylei is wearing a simple, modern fit-and-flare gown from MaeMe The Bridal Boutique with a diamond bangle bracelet, “Marigold” ring and radiant cut diamond studs from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Julie and Kaylei pose in front of a series of hand-painted screen backdrops amid lush florals from Mitch’s Flowers. Both women wear elegant floral pieces, alternatives to traditional bouquets, designed by Mitch’s Flowers. A custom-made monogram from Design A Latte Monograms is suspended from the center backdrop panel. Julie’s classic strapless Mikado silk gown is from Pearl’s Place with a diamond bangle, pearl stud earrings, contour baguette band with pear-shape diamond solitaire ring and an Art Deco studded band from Brilliance in Diamonds. Kaylei is wearing a simple, modern fit-and-flare gown from MaeMe The Bridal Boutique with a diamond bangle bracelet, “Marigold” ring and radiant cut diamond studs from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Julie’s classic strapless Mikado silk gown is from Pearl’s Place with a diamond bangle, pearl stud earrings, contour baguette band with pear-shape diamond solitaire ring and an Art Deco studded band from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Julie’s classic strapless Mikado silk gown is from Pearl’s Place with a diamond bangle, pearl stud earrings, contour baguette band with pear-shape diamond solitaire ring and an Art Deco studded band from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Kaylei is wearing a simple, modern fit-and-flare gown from MaeMe The Bridal Boutique with a diamond bangle bracelet, “Marigold” ring and radiant cut diamond studs from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Kaylei is wearing a simple, modern fit-and-flare gown from MaeMe The Bridal Boutique with a diamond bangle bracelet, “Marigold” ring and radiant cut diamond studs from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Jarrel is wearing a plum paisley shawl coat, Jack Mason Diver 42mm watch, and gold Fleur De Lis cufflinks from John’s Tuxedos with a honeycomb gold band from Brilliance in Diamonds. Julie is wearing a one-shoulder, long sleeve sequin embellished sheath gown, available at Pearl’s Place, with a 14k yellow gold bezel set shield diamond ring, vintage wishbone ring and stardust earrings from Brilliance in Diamonds.
Jarrel is wearing a plum paisley shawl coat, Jack Mason Diver 42mm watch, and gold Fleur De Lis cufflinks from John’s Tuxedos with a honeycomb gold band from Brilliance in Diamonds. Julie is wearing a one-shoulder, long sleeve sequin embellished sheath gown, available at Pearl’s Place, with a 14k yellow gold bezel set shield diamond ring, vintage wishbone ring and stardust earrings from Brilliance in Diamonds.

Experience the spectacular views of the Mississippi River, WWII Museum and Downtown New Orleans from the Higgins Hotel’s rooftop terrace.

This custom watercolor floral invitation suite by InvitoBella is styled with an angular Art Deco-inspired boutonniere by Mitch’s Flowers and and 18k white gold round diamond halo engagement ring and geometric tungsten band from Brilliance in Diamonds. (Photos by Sarah Alleman Photography)
This custom watercolor floral invitation suite by InvitoBella is styled with an angular Art Deco-inspired boutonniere by Mitch’s Flowers and and 18k white gold round diamond halo engagement ring and geometric tungsten band from Brilliance in Diamonds. (Photos by Sarah Alleman Photography)

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