VENUE: The Cannery
CREATIVE DIRECTION: Alchemy Events
PHOTOGRAPHY + BALLOON INSTALLATION: Jessica Burke
HAIR + MAKEUP: Tina Rodosta, Verde Beauty Studio
NAILS: Passport Polish
FLOWERS: Berry Blossom Flowers
COTTON CANDY CAKE: Fluff Gourmet Fairy Floss
INVITATIONS: Upscales Custom Collection
JEWELRY: Diamonds Direct
GLITTER BUFFET EXPERIENCE + GLITTER MAKEUP: Elektra Cosmetics
ICE SCULPTURE: J Lewis Ice Carvings
GEODE CANDLE HOLDER: Earthy Stone Treasures
MODEL: Lyn Slack
“I’ve always found that couples who look to me for design and planning services do so because they want something truly unique, whether it’s a traditional element taken to the next level or something completely out of the box. However, in more recent years, we are really seeing an explosion of couples wanting to truly express themselves in their wedding designs more so than in the past. So what about that couple who just wants a crazy, fun party with their friends and family? They may take traditional elements and put a spin on them, such as a white outfit that’s topped with lots of colorful details, a cake made from cotton candy or a veil that just so happens to be attached to a funky head wrap. This shoot was all about embracing that crazy, fun side of things for couples who don’t care if they follow a traditional path, as long as it’s a celebration of their love!”
– Rena Sweeney, Alchemy Events
ABOUT THE CANNERY
Located in the heart of Mid City New Orleans, just blocks from the Carrollton Avenue Streetcar line, you’ll find The Cannery. This modern, sleek venue is as versatile as it is beautiful. With their in-house state of the art lighting system, The Cannery comes alive in any color palette you can imagine.
This sleek crepe, ivory jumpsuit from Pearl’s Place is perfect for a modern wedding or a bold reception look.We finished Lyn’s look with the Pink Lady Tinsel Jacket and Polka Dot Tulle Party Wrap, both from Fringe + Co., and a combination of Dominican Republic and St Croix nail colors from Passport Polish finished with chrome powder and opal and diamond nail stickers to accent her ring fingers. Lyn is also wearing an 18 karat yellow gold opal necklace with a total weight of 115.48 carats and an 18 karat rose gold ring with a 1.70 carat opal center stone and adorned with 0.65 carats of brilliant round diamonds from Diamonds Direct.
We love wearable florals! Amy from Berry Blossom Flowers created a floral ring and embellished Lyn’s hologram cross body bag with tinted limonium, tinted dendrobium orchids, tinted grasses and hyacinth, flowers she used throughout the wedding floral decor.
Lounge on ELEMENT’s luxurious plush pink sofa covered in pillows from The Cannery’s in-house decor collection.
A fanciful white carousel horse, draped in a garland created by Berry Blossom Flowers creates a fun photo opp for you and your guests!
Lyn is wearing a stunning 18 karat white gold blue sapphire and diamond necklace adorned with 9 oval blue sapphires, weighing a total of 12.92 carats and 9 pear blue sapphires weighing a total of 11.34 carats; and 18 karat white gold chandelier earrings with 14.64 carats of blue sapphires and 3.41 carats of diamonds; and A.JAFFE three stone engagement ring with a brilliant round center stone and two brilliant round side stones with matching A.JAFFE wedding band; and 14 carat white gold tennis bracelet weighing a total of 13.03 carats of brilliant round diamonds, from Diamonds Direct.
Lyn is wearing a rose petal sleeve fuschia gown from Pearl’s Place, The trumpet skirt and flattering fitted bodice gives a sleek and elegant look.
She is also wearing a 14 karat white gold diamond drop necklace, weighing atotal of 2.80 carats, 18 karat white gold dangle earrings accentuated with 6.99 carats of aquamarine and 2.65 carats of tanzanite, and a14 carat white gold tennis bracelet weighing a total of 6.00 carats of brilliant round diamonds from Diamonds Direct.
Who says your wedding cake has to be an actual cake? Fluff Gourmet Fairy Floss created this cotton candy “cake” confection embellished with edible gold leaf. Be sure to order extra “poofs” of cotton candy to embellish your champagne flutes!
Here we’ve filled our rainbow champagne flutes with Blanc de Bleu® CUVEE MOUSSEUX a sparkling wine with a hint of blueberries.
This intimate dinner party-style reception table is draped in Velvet Grape linen, and features place settings of Matte Pink Stoneware on Silver Sponge Chargers,with Gold Parker flatware and Iridescent Crush Purple Napkins from ELEMENT. A gold and silver balloon garland is suspended from The Cannery’s elegant wrought iron chandeliers and then drapes dramatically from the wall to the floor. For the table runner, Berry Blossom Flowers tucked tinted grasses and orchids in with a table-top balloon garland. Iridescent glitter covered taper candles create a warm glow and tea lights in Earthy Stone Treasures’Angel Aura Amethyst tea light holders add a mesmerizing detail to the to look with their rainbow of colors.The Cannery’s ghost chairs have been embellished with a rainbow film that sparkles when the light hits it.
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