THEIR STORY IN GINA’S WORDS:
“We both were out one night in New Orleans. We crossed paths and it lead to our first conversation. I asked him how to properly train with weights because he has really nice arms. The conversation continued, we exchanged numbers. A month later I asked him to help me diet for my first bodybuilding competition. We met up at Puccino’s in Metairie and he gave me a diet. We talked for a bit, and I couldn’t help my curiosity so I asked how did he end up in a wheelchair. First response was a drug deal gone bad. I was in shock and questioned if I still wanted him to help me diet down. Then he said he was joking and said it was a shark bite. I didn’t know what to believe but one thing I did know is that he made me laugh. We kept in touch after this meeting and went on our first date and everything felt right. We enjoyed each other’s company. A month later, he proposed and I couldn’t help but say yes. Fast forward to four and one half years later was when we decided to set the date. It was time and I was thrilled to finally get to have the day of my dreams.”
Gina’s niece, Mia played the guitar and sang “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” as Gina walked down the aisle at The Cabildo. For the recessional, her nieces Mia and MacKenzie sang “Three Little Birds.” “It was so sweet,” says Gina.
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PHOTOGRAPHER: Sarah Alleman Photography
BRIDE’S + BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Pearl’s Place
CEREMONY FLOWERS: Erin Steen
GETTING READY LOCATIONS: Harrah’s Hotel and Le Meridien | CEREMONY LOCATION: The Cabildo | OFFICIANT: Eddie Swan | RECEPTION LOCATION: Aprés Lounge | REHEARSAL DINNER LOCATION: Desi Vega’s Steakhouse | GROOM’S ATTIRE: FELLOW | GROOMSMENS’ ATTIRE: Men’s Wearhouse | FLOWERS: Something Borrowed Blooms | BAKERY: Coffee Rani and Great American Cookie Company | CEREMONY MUSIC: Mia + MacKenzie Songy | RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Cliff Melerine | TRANSPORTATION: Redline Limo | HAIR + MAKEUP: Carrie Farrell, Air Blow Dry Bar and Salon; Kailyn Crain, Jonathon Lamb; Lynna Vo (makeup) | WEDDING PLANNER: Belle Soiree | DECOR + CANDLES RENTALS: Firefly Ambiance | CATERING: Catering by Don | JEWELER: Jared’s | FAVORS: Myfairguestbook (Etsy) | INVITATIONS: Minted