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EDITORIAL: LOVE WINS

the grooms lean in for a kiss

#LOVEWINS

AS SEEN IN THE JUNE 2021 ISSUE OF NOW WEDDINGS MAGAZINE

CREDITS:

PHOTOGRAPHERS:  Jessica The Photographer

CREATIVE DIRECTION: Alchemy Events

ON LOCATION: The New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

JEWELRY: Mignon Faget

FLORALS: Berry Blossom Flowers

BAKERY: Gambino’s Bakery

MERINGUES: Lord of Meringues

LIQUOR: Seven Three Distilling Co.

RENTALS: Party Rentals Delivered

GOLD VASES: Peony & Petunia

OYSTER PLACE CARDS + CAKE TOPPER: Jessica Burke

MODELS: Shawn Crytser + Jonathan Swisher

Gravier Ballroom | The New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District | Wedding

The New Orleans Marriott  Warehouse Arts District’s newly renovated Gravier Ballroom is the stage for an intimate wedding ceremony. Berry Blossom Flowers styled a “broken arch” of lush greenery and Party Rentals Delivered provided gold “Phoenix” chairs for guest seating.

the grooms hold hands

Jonathan and Shawn exchange Fleur De Lis rings from Mignon Faget.
Jonathan and Shawn exchange Fleur De Lis rings from Mignon Faget.

Rainbow Heart Pride Meringue Favor Boxes

Pride Heart Meringue Gift Boxes  by Lord of Meringues graced each chair at the ceremony.

For their wedding ceremony look, we chose ivory shawl tuxedos for an elegant, classic style. Shawn is wearing the “Charles” tuxedo jacket with a black satin trim on the collar and Jonathan is wearing a classic ivory shawl dinner jacket, both available at John’s Tuxedos. Their boutonnieres by Berry Blossom Flowers are simple greenery sprigs to complement the ceremony arch design.

Book a cake tasting now with Gambino's Bakery. Photos (l-r) Brocato Photography, Brocato Photography, Tasha Rae Photography

Gravier Ballroom | The New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District | Wedding

For this intimate dinner setting, Alchemy Events lead designer Rena Sweeney, incorporated rich jewel tones and echoed the hotel’s organic design aesthetic. Sweeney repurposed the ceremony chairs for reception seating and added Party Rentals Delivered’s grey linen Forest River Tufted Loveseat for the grooms’ seating. Raspberry linen on the dinner table contrasts beautifully with royal blue satin napkins. Each place setting is impeccably designed with Greta Gold Rim plates set atop Mosaico Mercury Chargers and complemented with Titan Capri Brushed Gold Flatware and Bella Gold Band Glassware, all from Party Rentals Delivered.

Hand-lettered Gold Edge Oyster Place Cards
Gold Titan Capri Flatware
Bella Gold Band Glassware
Jewel Tone Wedding Reception Decor
Jewel Tone Wedding Reception Decor
Jewel Tone Wedding Reception Decor
Gold Phoenix Chairs

jewel tone wedding reception decor

Hand-lettered, gold edge oyster shell place cards by artist Jessica Burke and greenery sprigs note each guest’s place.

hand-lettered gold edge oyster place cards

At each end of the table, we filled gold glass compotes from Peony & Petunia with light as air meringues by Lord of Meringues.
At each end of the table, we filled gold glass compotes from Peony & Petunia with light as air meringues by Lord of Meringues.
the grooms enjoy the wedding reception
Berry Blossom Flowers added a pop of color to Shawn and Jonathan’s tuxedos with floral pocket squares, a unique alternative to a traditional boutonniere.
Floral Pocket Square Boutonniere Alternative
Rainbow Heart Pride Meringues

The grooms' reception attire

For the reception, Jonathan is wearing a navy suit and long white tie from John’s Tuxedos with Mignon Faget’s Connection Tie Bar, Apex Cufflinks and, of course, the Fleur De Lis Ring.

Jonathan wears a navy suit for the reception

Shawn is wearing a steel grey tuxedo and white bow tie from John’s Tuxedos.

Shawn is wearing a steel grey tuxedo

Mignon Faget Oyster Cufflinks
Mignon Faget Fleur De Lis Ring

2 tier ivory and grey wedding cake with gold leaf and gold oyster cake topper

Gambino’s Bakery created this simply elegant two-tier wedding cake with edible gold leaf detail. Artist Jessica Burke created the gold edge oyster shell cake topper to mimic the shape of a heart.

the grooms feed each other pride meringues

Jonathan and Shawn feed each other specially designed Pride Heart meringues by Lord of Meringues.

Jonathan and Shawn enjoy drinks at the New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District Lobby Bar
Jonathan and Shawn enjoy drinks at the New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District Lobby Bar

No New Orleans after party would be complete without Seven Three Distilling Co.’s fabulous NOLA neighborhood-inspired spirits, especially their Black Pearl Rum. Mignon Faget’s Oyster Cufflinks with Black Pearls and Fleur De Lis ring are the perfect finishing touches.

Seven Three Distilling Co Black Pearl Rum
Seven Three Distilling Co Black Pearl Rum
Mignon Faget Fleur De Lis Ring And Oyster Black Pearl Cufflinks

New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District M Club

For the after party in The New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District’s M Club, Shawn and Jonathan change into more glamorous evening attire. Jonathan is wearing a black velvet tuxedo jacket and Shawn is wearing a black and silver diamond weave tuxedo jacket, both available at John’s Tuxedos.

New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District M Club

New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District M Club

A closer look at some of the fabulous details from our #LoveWins editorial: Boutonnieres by Berry Blossom Flowers, Peppermint Meringues by Lord of Meringues, Hand-lettered Oyster Shell Place Cards by artist Jessica Burke, Black bow ties from John’s Tuxedos, Jewelry from Mignon Faget’s, Connection, Sea and Fleur De Lis Collections and Black Pearl Rum by Seven Three Distilling Co.

New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

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