“When the announcement came that Mardi Gras 2021 was being cancelled, our hearts were heavy. This editorial embodies our heartbreak and is our tribute to not only the cancelled Carnival season, but also all the other weddings and events that have been cancelled, postponed or downsized due to the pandemic. We chose to photograph the editorial on location in the warehouse of Firefly Ambiance, a local decor rental company; we wanted to showcase all the celebratory settings that have been packed away while also offering a bit of hope that beauty can be found anywhere we choose to look and create it.“
– Jessica Burke, NOW Weddings Publisher
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jessica The Photographer
VENUE + SET DECOR: Firefly Ambiance Event Rental
CREATIVE DIRECTION: Alchemy Events
HAIR + MAKEUP: Tina Rodosta, Verde Beauty Studio
NAILS: Passport Polish
MODEL: Allie Simoneaux
We’re just in love with this acrylic white and gold “Mrs.” clutch!
Allie is wearing a clean and modern gown of rich silk Zibeline fabric with v-neckline and wide open back available at MaeMe The Bridal Boutique. The gown features a detachable bow for a fun, flirty twist.
For a glamorous reception look, we’ve added semi-sheer, ruffled trim gloves to Allie’s ensemble.
Inspired by la bandera de Nicaragua, Allie is wearing blue ready made press-on nails by Passport Polish in their new short length.
Allie is wearing an ultra-modern, sleek fit-and-flare wedding gown with a super-plunge neckline in pearl mikado available at MaeMe The Bridal Boutique. Floral chiffon chandelier drop earrings add the finishing touch to her look.
Show off your curves in this gorgeous Mikado and duchess trumpet gown featuring a stunning Mikado organza double ruffle with horsehair trim on the back available at Pearl’s Place.
A silver net birdcage veil and blue rhinestone drop earrings with rose gold waterfall tassel complete her look.
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