Modern Contemporary Art Center Wedding // Colleen and Charles

We love that Colleen and Charles built their dream wedding from the ground up (literally!) and combined family traditions in such a beautiful way. Their wedding weekend began with a scenic rehearsal dinner in the French Quarter that overlooked the Mississippi River. The next day was a whirlwind of perfectly executed celebrations thanks to Blue Gardenia Events! The team, including Bee’s Wedding Designs and Firefly Ambiance, took a blank warehouse space and completely transformed it into an elegant reception. Colleen and Charles danced the night away with the help of not one, but two second lines, thanks to the Kinfolk Brass Band and No Limits Band.

You just have to watch what Blue Gardenia Events made happen at the CAC!

We had a great time with the talented team below!

    Wedding Coordination and Design // Blue Gardenia Events
    Rehearsal Dinner // Marche
    Rehearsal Dinner Music // New Orleans Finest Musicians
    Bride & Groom Prep // Roosevelt Hotel
    Ceremony // Our Lady of Good Counsel
    Reception // Contemporary Arts Center
    Cinematography // Bride Film
    Photography // Arte de Vie
    Florals // Bee’s Wedding Designs
    Candles & Decor // Firefly Ambiance
    Lighting // See-Hear Productions
    Cake // Melissa's Fine Pastries
    Hair & Makeup // Verde Beauty Studio
    Furniture Rentals // Pret a Fete & Perrier Event Rental
    Reception Band // No Limits Band 
    Catering // Joel's Catering
    Bus Transportation // Hotard & Alert Transportation
    Second Line Band // Kinfolk Brass Band
    Face Painters // Midori Artistry

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    Emotional Destination Wedding // Amanda and Mike

    Amanda and Mike traveled from New York City to host their destination wedding at the Elms Mansion in New Orleans "one of their favorite cities because of it's embodiment of culture, art, music, food, and festivity" (from their engagement announcement). Same reasons we love our city!

    We had a blast sharing in their special day and just love the way their wedding announcement described their relationship and engagement night:
    "They found love in the city, and love in far-off places. They found love dressed up, and love dressed down. They found love in music, and most importantly, they found love in each other. So on Jan. 15, 2016, after celebrating their 5 year anniversary with dinner at their favorite restaurant, The Mermaid Inn, and a walk around to their favorite spots in their beloved East Village, Mike got down on one knee, Amanda said yes, and they began to fervently plan their big day."

    We love their festive welcome bags below and the amazing live painting Frenchy worked on at their reception.  At the end of the night, the entire group took the streetcar down St. Charles to end the night back in the French Quarter for a classic New Orleans second line that had everyone dancing.  Congrats you two lovebirds!

    We had a great time with the talented team below!

    Groom Style - Bride Film
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    Sentimental White Magnolia Farm Wedding // Amanda and Hayden

    How can we even begin to describe the passion that Amanda and Hayden have for their faith, each other, and their loved ones? Hayden puts it perfectly while reading his letter to Amanda: "I am just in awe." Amanda and Hayden reading their letters to each other has us reaching over for the tissue box every time. 

    The White Magnolia set the perfect scene for Amanda and Hayden's romantic and sentimental wedding.  We love that Amanda and Hayden added their own twist to their special day. For example, Amanda's backless blush wedding dress and their choice to have a back-to-back prayer before the ceremony. Did we mention the awesome wedding surprises?! Amanda and Hayden walked down the aisle as husband and wife to Will Smith's Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (wedding goals!). Then, the reception was kicked off with the entire wedding party being introduced with their own dance moves and music! Hayden and Amanda broke out their dance moves to Soulja Boy's Crank That and showed off some choreographed moves! We had so much fun capturing this Bride Film. #getjenningswithit

    We had so much fun with this awesome team!

    Cinematography // Bride Film
    Photographer // Britt Elizabeth Photography
    Prep, Ceremony & Reception // The White Magnolia
    Flowers & Decor // Elaine Bodine
    Catering // Bayou Bistro 
    Wedding Dress // Whittington Bridal

     

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    French Quarter Fairytale Wedding // Kristyn and Greg

    Kristyn and Greg's engagement story is just adorable. Greg surprised Kristyn at their new home when she thought they were meeting the painter to discuss colors. Little did she know, Greg had filled their home with pictures, candles, and her favorite cheeses (a man after our own heart hehe). Their ceremony at the St. Louis Cathedral - Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France and reception at The Hotel Monteleone were both absolutely gorgeous, and a super fun second line through the French Quarter started the party off right!

    We had so much fun with this awesome team!
    Coordination & Design // Elyse Jennings Weddings
    Cinematography // Bride Film
    Photography // Greer Gattuso
    Florals // Poppy & Mint Floral Company
    Hair // Hair by Ginger
    Makeup // Ashley Sievert Beauty
    Reception Band // Memphis Soul Revue
    Second Line // KinFolk Brass Band
    Cake // Gambino’s Bakery

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