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REAL WEDDING:: Auburn Cain + Taylor Dietz {a rainbow of love}

the brides wear rainbow soled shoes

::AS SEEN IN THE JUNE 2021 ISSUE OF NOW WEDDINGS MAGAZINE::

Written by: Jessica Burke |  Photos: The Red M Studio

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

how they met + the proposal

We met through the bumble dating app. Taylor swiped right first and was disappointed when she swiped and there wasn’t a “new buzz in the hive” because I had not come across her yet. A few days later I (Auburn) swiped right on her. A new buzz in the hive. She sent a late night drunken message that simply read “Hey girl.” We went on our first date at a bar called the Swamp Chicken and I knew that if that didn’t scare her away that she was the one. 3 years later I proposed on a private lake at a place called Paradise in Picayune. I told Taylor that a photographer friend on mine was revamping her photography portfolio and had asked a bunch of us to take pictures for it. I told her that she rented this place for the day and she totally bought it. After I proposed surrounded by all of our best friends, she still thought we were going to all be taking pictures for a portfolio. Instead we took engagement pictures right there. It was the perfect day.”

the first look

Auburn’s favorite part of the wedding day was the First Look. “We kept our dresses secret from one another and somehow still managed to pick dresses made by the same designer. I reveled in the short moment where it was just the two of us soaking in how beautiful Taylor looked and knowing that I would get to spend forever with her.”

the first look

the first look

the first look

the wedding ceremony

Auburn and Taylor exchanged vows bathed in a rainbow of colorful light from the stained glass windows at Felicity Church in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District.

the wedding ceremony at Felicity Church in New Orleans

the wedding ceremony at Felicity Church in New Orleans

 

the brides exchange rings

the first kiss

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

the first dance

Auburn and Taylor danced to “More than Anyone” by Gavin Degraw for their first dance.

the first dance

the wedding cake

The 3-tier wedding cake by Gambino’s Bakery had a sweet surprise inside: a rainbow of cake layers!

the wedding cake by Gambino's Bakery

the brides cut the cake

rainbow layers in the wedding cake

the best day ever

Auburn and Taylor had to reschedule their wedding from January to March due to pandemic restrictions, but they didn’t let any of that dampen their spirits. “After many stressful moments we endured planning a wedding during COVID-19, our wedding day was absolutely perfect. It truly was the best day of our lives.”

the wedding guest book
The brides chose a unique guest book for their wedding: an oversized letter “C”; signage requested guests to sign their “love letter”.

the wedding send off

“Taylor says her favorite part was the ceremony or our drunken send off where she slipped down the stairs and I caught her – the crowd cheered as if a basketball had just been rebounded for the game winning shot!”

glow sticks for the wedding send off

the wedding send off

::CLICK HERE TO READ THE JUNE 2021 ISSUE

FEATURING AUBURN + TAYLOR’S WEDDING::

NOW FEATURED VENDOR:

BAKERY: Gambino’s Bakery

ADDITIONAL CREDITS: GETTING READY LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans | WEDDING CEREMONY + RECEPTION LOCATION: Felicity Church | OFFICIANT: Michelle Krieger | GOWNS: Maggie Sottero, Ashley Renee Bridal (Auburn), Southern Bridal (Taylor) | BRIDESMAIDS GOWNS: Azazie | PHOTOGRAPHER: The Red M Studio | FLORIST: Fat Cat Flowers | CEREMONY MUSIC: Elizabeth Thacker | TRANSPORTATION: Big Easy Limos | ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Chris Stylez |  HAIR + MAKEUP: Signature Beauty Group | WEDDING PLANNER: Weddings by Lulu | DECOR RENTALS: Yur Event Rental | CATERER: Catered to Nola | JEWELER: Ramsey’s | FAVORS: Handmade by the brides + Paula Greco (Taylor’s mom) | INVITATIONS: Paula Greco

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