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REAL WEDDING:: Alyson Deville + Drew Graham {KREWE DE GRAHAM}

::AS SEEN IN THE WINTER 2022/2023 ISSUE OF NOW WEDDINGS MAGAZINE::

Written by: Jessica Burke |  Photos: Brooke Boyd Photo + Film

alyson + drew’s story

Alyson and Drew met in college at Ivar’s Sports Bar & Grill. “We met at the Jenga table and instantly hit it off,” says Alyson. 

wedding vow books

For the proposal, Drew took Alyson to the Dallas Arboretum for their annual fall festival. “He proposed by a little fountain,” says Alyson. Drew had a photographer hidden in the bushes to capture the moment as Alyson said “Yes!”

white wedding invitation suite

Riverview Room New Orleans Wedding

the wedding ceremony

Alyson and Drew are Louisiana natives living in Dallas, but chose New Orleans for their wedding. 

“A lot of our friends and family still live in New Orleans,” says Alyson. “The culture has always felt like home to us and we always talked about getting married here one day. Our #1 wish was a rooftop wedding overlooking the city,” she says. The terrace of New Orleans’ Riverview Room was the perfect location for their wedding ceremony. 

riverview room new orleans wedding

“We chose to write our own vows,” says Alyson. “This was very special to the both of us and the books are something we will cherish forever.”

riverview room new orleans wedding

riverview room wedding

the reception

The reception was an elegant, all white affair with lush greenery as the backdrop for the flowers.

riverview room new orleans wedding

riverview room new orleans wedding

white wedding cake surrounded by flowers

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

the wedding reception (continued)

As Alyson and Drew shared their first dance, sparks flew on the Riverview Room’s dance floor and they spent the evening celebrating with their guests.

the custom wedding mardi gras beads

The couple had custom Mardi Gras beads made for their wedding, featuring their dog, Jax. The beads read “Krewe de Graham”. “It was so fun seeing all of our guests wearing these through the night,” says Alyson.

kinfolk brass band

Of course, no New Orleans wedding is complete without a Second Line. Kinfolk Brass Band led the couple through the French Quarter to their “second reception at Cat’s Meow on Bourbon Street.

french quarter wedding second line

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ADDITIONAL VENDOR CREDITS:

GETTING READY LOCATION: Jon Vaccari House | CEREMONY, RECEPTION AND CATERER: The Riverview Room | OFFICIANT: Todd Capielano, Sensational Ceremonies | BRIDE’S GOWN: Martina Liana, Town & Country Bridal | BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Birdy Grey | GROOM’S + GROOMSMENS’ ATTIRE: The Black Tux | PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEO: Brooke Boyd Photo + Film | BAKERY: La Louisiane Bakery | CEREMONY MUSIC: Harry Hardin | RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Mojeaux | TRANSPORTATION: Alert Transportation | HAIR: Ali Vasquez | MAKEUP: Melanie Hollander | WEDDING PLANNER: Brooke Casey Weddings | CANDLE DECOR: Luminous Events | JEWELER: Robbins Brothers (Dallas, TX) | FAVORS: Promotion Beads (beads), GB Design House (koozies) + La Fleur Creations (second line handkerchiefs) | INVITATIONS: GB Design House | SIGNAGE: BlushAndLumber | BRASS BAND: Kinfolk Brass Band

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