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
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.
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 shell place cards by artist Jessica Burke and greenery sprigs note each guest’s place.
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.
Jonathan and Shawn feed each other specially designed Pride Heart meringues by Lord of Meringues.
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.
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.
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