Inspired by the Surreal art showcased at the Royal Frenchmen Hotel, we created this fanciful courtyard wedding theme. Tables and chairs became “lawn furniture” complete with colorful “gardens” by Herbivore Floral Designs. Fluffy faux clouds float under umbrellas and an “overflowing” fountain becomes an aisle runner.
Located in New Orleans’ famous Frenchmen Street Entertainment District across from Washington Square Park, the Royal Frenchmen Hotel is a chic boutique hotel featuring 16 guest rooms and suites and a beautiful courtyard that’s perfect for intimate weddings of up to 150 guests.
(Left to right) Corinne is wearing an alabaster tulle mini-ball gown with illusion bateau neckline and cascading tulle skirt, available at Town & Country Bridal. Makenzie is wearing a blush flower girl dress with glitter tulle skirt, available at Pearl’s Place. Tinley is wearing an ivory flower girl dress with rhinestone embellished bodice and tulle skirt from Pearl’s Place. Amelia-Grace is wearing an ivory bodice and ivory sparkle skirt flower girl dress from Town & Country Bridal. Herbivore Floral Designs imagined these colorful pink flamingo flower girl basket alternatives. All the girls are wearing hand-made jewelry from The Bead Shop.
Makenzie is wearing a blush flower girl dress with glitter tulle skirt, available at Pearl’s Place and hand-made jewelry from The Bead Shop.
Who’s a good girl? Tiffany is! This sweet little pup from Kismet Pet Adoptions is looking for her forever home.
This dapper fellow is named Alvar and he’s a Beagle and Hound mix. Alvar is a sweet, gentle soul and you can learn more about him through Kismet Pet Adoptions.
Amelia-Grace is wearing an ivory bodice and ivory sparkle skirt flower girl dress from Town & Country Bridal and hand-made jewelry from The Bead Shop.
Gracie, from DREAM Dachshund Rescue, looks beautiful in her floral collar designed by Herbivore Floral Designs.
Corinne is wearing an alabaster tulle mini-ball gown with illusion bateau neckline and cascading tulle skirt, available at Town & Country Bridal and hand-made jewelry from The Bead Shop.
Mikey, a senior Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix from Animal Rescue New Orleans, struts his stuff down the aisle with Corrine. He loves squeaky toys and flaying fetch!
Tinley is wearing an ivory flower girl dress with rhinestone embellished bodice and tulle skirt from Pearl’s Place and hand-made jewelry from The Bead Shop.
Roxie is such a sweet little lady. She’s a Wirehaired Terrier and Chihuahua mix known for snuggling. Find out more about Roxie from Kismet Pet Adoptions.
Flower girls Makenzie and Tinley are wearing gold sequin dresses from Pearl’s Place and jewelry from The Bead Shop.
Ring dog, Cash, (left) from Take Paws Rescue, is just a sweetheart! He’s professionally trained and looking for his forever family. Flower dog, Junebugg, from Kismet Pet Adoptions, is an American Staffordshire Terrier mix and gets along great with kids and other dogs.
Flower girls Makenzie and Tinley have some fun showing off their gold sequin flower girl dresses from Pearl’s Place that are the perfect complement for their teal and gold and red and gold scalloped edge parasols from Nola Fabiola.
This 3-tier buttercream cake by Gambino’s Bakery “floats” on a cloud and is wrapped in poofs of purple and blue ombre cotton candy by Poof Cotton Candy. A pair of miniature balloon dog statuettes top the cake.
Amelia-Grace is wearing an “I’m here for the cake” silver sparkle tee paired with an alabaster tulle tutu, available at Town & Country Bridal.
Corinne is wearing a stripe organza flower girl dress, available at Town & Country Bridal with a hand-made necklace and bracelet custom designed by The Bead Shop.
Makenzie looks like a princess wearing this ivory/cashmere sugar rose caviar mini-ball gown from Town & Country Bridal and hand-made necklace from The Bead Shop. Her orange and hot pink scalloped edge parasol from Nola Fabiola is the perfect complement to her look.
We’d like to say a special thank you to Rena Sweeney of Alchemy Events for coordinating the efforts to bring together the adoptable dogs who are featured in this editorial. Rena serves on the board of the Humane Society of Louisiana and works tirelessly to help all animals in need.
Want even more Surreal Style?
Let your imagination run wild with these fanciful and fashionable elements!
1. Jardin bridal gown by Blush by Hayley Paige is an ivory sugar rose caviar ball gown with spaghetti strap bodice, sweetheart neckline and full caviar skirt with cashmere lining. It matches to Hayley Paige’s La Petite Flower Girl style Rosey. Hailey Paige gowns are available locally at Town & Country Bridal. 2. Elle Filigree Drop Earrings by Kendra Scott in dichroic glass and silver available at nordstrom.com. 3. Crafted from Italian satin, the two-tone Eliana exudes femininity, a Crystal Farfalla butterfly finishes this pointed toe re-imagination of the ballerina by Aruna Seth, arunaseth.com. 4. 14K Pink Sapphire & Diamond Flamingo Pendant Necklace by Sydney Evan, sydneyevan.com. 5. Viva La Juicy is made for any occasion, day or night, when you want to be unforgettable, Juicy Couture, juicycouturebeauty.com. 6. A garden of color-pop spikes along with logo insignia and mixed studs shine on Zoompouch calfskin leather clutch by Christian Louboutin, nordstrom.com.