WEDDING WEEKEND MINIMONY IN NOLA
PHOTOGRAPHY: Images by Robert T
VENUE: Jazz Quarters
CREATIVE DIRECTION: Alchemy Events
VIDEO: Jessica The Photographer
FLORALS: Berry Blossom Flowers
CUISINE: Pigeon Catering & Events
HAIR + MAKEUP: Ann Marie White, Dazzle Doll
PERFUME: Bourbon French Parfums
NAILS: Passport Polish
DECOR RENTALS: ELEMENT
INVITATIONS: Upscales Custom Collection
PHOTO BOOTH: Gift Horst Tintypes
OFFICIANT: Kevin J. Centanni, Judge, 6th Justice of the Peace Court
MERINGUE FAVORS: Lord of Meringues
MODELS: Dayna Dufrene + Hanna Wehbe
“Multi-day weddings have been common for thousands of years and I thought, why aren’t more local couples doing that here? I wanted to show how you can plan an intimate wedding weekend experience with your nearest and dearest in our beautiful city and embrace our culture and nuances. It’s more important than ever to “support local” so we called in some of our favorite local wedding professionals to inspire you in this fashion and decor editorial. The party doesn’t have to end after 3 hours! “
– Rena Sweeney, Alchemy Events
Whether you go out before the wedding or after, comfort is queen, but looking good is a must! Dayna is wearing the Rooney Pant Jumpsuit, a black and gold animal print-inspired look from Honeybee Bride. Hanna is wearing a buttercream lace a-line Midi Dress, also from Honeybee Bride that features a plunging neckline and lace overlay. They’re carrying coordinating “So Extra Bride” handbags from Honeybee Bride in silver and gold respectively.
To set the scene for the intimate wedding ceremony, we brought in tufted black velvet chairs for guest seating, red velvet draping, and gold “Elsa” candle holders and glass and gold candlesticks from ELEMENT. Amy Marshall of Berry Blossom Flowers created an asymmetrical floral design incorporating Black Baccara roses and Eva Lady Blush Roses on Jazz Quarters’ existing pergola.
Judge Kevin J. Centanni served as officiant for our candlelight ceremony.
I believe that individuals should embrace their personal fashion sense for their wedding day attire. Couples don’t have to “match” nor should they feel compelled to conform to any fashion expectations. Pant suits can be sexy and a bride can absolutely wear black for her wedding!
– Rena Sweeney, Alchemy Events
It’s all in the details. Here Lord of Meringues and Passport Polish coordinated the favors and nail colors for this mini moon wedding. Dayna’s nails feature Passport Polish’s Ayo Scott collection and Hanna is wearing their Puerto Rico nail color with custom “love” embellishment.
The matching meringues are in Dragonfruit and Violet flavors and perfectly match the nail designs.
It’s getting hot in here…hot tub that is. Hanna and Dayna enjoy a bottle of bubbly in Jazz Quarters’ hot tub. It’s the perfect way to wind down the reception and just enjoy the ambiance of this New Orleans courtyard. Hanna is wearing a satin white bodysuit with ruffled neckline of her own design and Dayna is rocking a black bikini with a black and gold body chain.
It’s time for BRUNCH!
No wedding weekend in New Orleans would be complete without brunch! For this editorial, Pigeon Catering & Events prepared a decadent menu of sweet and savory NOLA brunch staples along with custom cocktails to go with!
Dayna is wearing Honeybee Bride’s Versailles wide leg, sleeveless jumpsuit with a bustier bodice and Hanna is wearing Honeybee Bride’s Euphoria Dress, a vanilla, lightweight v-neck dress with cap ruffle sleeves and center slit. Completing their looks are “Honeymoon” and “Wifey” crystal hair pins, exclusive designs for Honeybee Bride. Now that they’re “official,” Dayna swaps out her Bride handbag for a “Mrs” variation.
For something truly unique, consider bringing Gift Horst’s tuk-tuk photo booth to your wedding. You and your guests can pose in the velvet-draped mobile tintype studio. After the event, Gift Horst will create your custom metal print art portraits that will become treasured keepsakes for years.
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