mandy & Bob: love is a decision

jackson square & latrobe's on royal // new orleans, La

  • Rehearsal Dinner // Maison Bourbon
  • Bride & Groom Prep // Hotel Mazarin  
  • Ceremony // Jackson Square
  • Reception // Latrobe's on Royal
  • Planning & Coordination // NOLA Bash, Danielle Couturie
  • Videography // Bride Film
  • Photographer // Collin Richie Photography
  • Hair and Makeup // Flawless Bride 
  • Rentals // Event Rental
  • Florals // Nola Flora
  • Ceremony Music // New Orleans Finest Musicians   
  • Invitation Art // Father, George Gasparich
  • Custom Wedding Programs // We Bring The Party, Etsy
  • Gospel Singers // Ms. Danielle Wilson & Company
  • Flash Mob-Dancing Grounds // Laura Stein & Kristal Jones
  • Secondline // Selby Securities, Eddie Selby
  • Second line & Reception Band // The Michael Foster Project 
  • King Cakes // Sweet Life Bakery
  • Caricatures // Andrewland Caricature, Andrew Wilke
  • Men's Custom Money Clips // Dakota Designs Jewelry, Etsy
  • Tarot /Palm Reading //  Dr. Joy ‘Unlimited Joy’ Spaulding

Mandy & Bob's Story:

"April 24th, 2011, at Easter Brunch at Hidden Valley Winery in Albers, Illinois, the guitarist told the Gasparich/Alvarez family to get up and dance. It didn't take Mandy long to start dancing to Beyonce's "All the Single Ladies". The song ended and switched to the song "Marry Me' by train. Mandy could tell it wasn't the original, and it kinda sounded like Bob singing...  her mom and dad standing around and the whole place was quiet and staring at her. To keep the guise up, her sister Liz said, "aren't you gonna eat?" Mandy replied, "something seems weird, I don't know that I can eat right now."
Bob had gone into the recording studio and re-wrote / recorded the song vocals, at the end saying "Will you marry me, Mandy"...  He came walking into the room. Everyone was screaming as they hugged and cried. He had written one of his great poems in a card, and had two symbolic rings. The song "Yours Reprise" (that Mandy had written for Bob) played in the background...  It was a total surprise... Needless to say, she said yes!"

watch mandy & bob's save the date film below...so fun!

A Gospel choir surprise serenaded the guests upon exiting the ceremony!

A Gospel choir surprise serenaded the guests upon exiting the ceremony!

Such a sweet moment during their vows.

Such a sweet moment during their vows.

Always one of the most exciting moments of the day!

Always one of the most exciting moments of the day!

A little rain didn't stop this amazing second line...

A little rain didn't stop this amazing second line...