Maria and Michael

Wednesday, April 4, 2012




 

 









 















When a talented graphic designer marries her best friend in a town as vibrant and festive as New Orleans, you can be sure the results will be spectacular; Maria and Michael's wedding almost doesn't do the word justice! 

The pair wanted their friends and families to experience the very best of New Orleans, from the food to the music and even the cocktails–it's no surprise I adore this wedding. The bride, who owns Tupelo Honey Designs, created all the paper products, from the hand-illustrated invitation suite to calligraphed kraft menus and question journals for each table, inspired by a Martha Stewart Weddings DIY project.

Maria chose a short lace dress from Romona Keveza, purchased at New Orleans' Wedding Belles, paired with J.Crew peep toes adorned with matching brooches. She encouraged her bridesmaids to choose green dresses and purple shoes in any shade or styled they liked, then found a spectrum of green ties for the groomsmen to wear with their Tommy Hilfiger suits. Lush bouquets and boutonnieres sprinkled with white roses, thistles and red ilex berries were designed by Rhonda Cooper at Whole Foods, who also created the understated centerpieces.

After a traditional ceremony at St. Francis of Assisi, guests took part in a traditional 2nd line parade through the streets of New Orleans, waving carefully curated vintage hankies selected for each guest. Then it was on to dinner at Antoine's Restaurant, a N'awlins establishment since 1840, for French-Creole fair and cupcakes by Janelle Gaudin at Treats & Prizes. And behind the camera for each joyful moment was the gifted Austin Gros, whose gorgeous images have certainly inspired me today!

32 comments:

  1. what a great city for a wedding!

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  2. Lens this is my dream wedding!!! Dream dress. Dream city. Oh my gosh! I screen capped every single picture; don't be surprised if you see me in something similar a few years down the road. :)

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  3. GAWH! i totally love everything about this wedding and yet it couldn't be more different than the one i'm planning! it's so beautiful! and all the paper products are gorgeous of course!

    life spelled jen

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  4. Wow! This is incredibly dreamy. I had never seen a wedding there... Love the photos around town.

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  5. How fantastically lovely!!! I think every wedding needs a parade!!

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  6. Yeah, I'm thinking vow renewal in N'awlins. I mean, come on, a parade through the streets? The most gorgeous architecture, amazing food and drink, and a wonderful city to be a part of. Love, love, love this wedding. Love, love, love New Orleans.

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  7. Such a sweet dress! And what fun to tie the knot in New Orleans!

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  8. I think this is my new favorite A Crimson Kiss wedding! Love the bride's style, the 2nd line, the paper, the church, the details...yeah basically everything!

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  9. I love her dress and all the bridesmaid dresses!

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  10. I love New Orleans so I'm smitten with this wedding! The 2nd line parade is AWESOME!!

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  11. A wedding in New Orleans? Yes oh yes! What a fabulously cheery and fun wedding!

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  12. Wow I pretty much love everything about this wedding. From her dress to the heels that they are all wearing to their stroll through the streets of New Orleans. Stunning!

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  13. i love that town... such a cool wedding!

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  14. I want to have another wedding and have it look exactly like this one.

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  15. how beautiful! i'm usually not a fan of the short wedding dress, but this lace number is so sweet! and love the medal of mary :)

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  16. Her bouquet is so gorgeous! It reminds me of my own. And so do those bridesmaid dresses - same color scheme and everything!

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  17. one of my favorite places, one weekend, Larry was coming from Latin America and I was coming from NY and we decided to meet in New Orleans for my birthday. Bottle of champagne awaited me and them we awaited Larry who showed up way after the bottle was opened and I crashed. Fun Fun weekend. Louis the IVX Hotel in the French quarter a beautiful place to stay with the most beautiful courtyard. Open air and dining all together.

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  18. wow. this pictures are amazing. wonderful wedding! what a sweet couple and I love all the details. especially the bridesmaids' dresses in all the different shades of green. what a fabolous idea! thanks for sharing!

    xx
    bitterblondblog.blogspot.com

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  19. I love the grassy color they chose for the dresses. Perfect spring color - one I haven't seen in a wedding before!

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  20. I'm absolutely in love with that dress!

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  21. All those details are fabulous. Might have to repost the color chip bridesmaid dress options, how cool!

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  22. Oh I love love love this wedding!! Every single little thing about it... soo beautiful!

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  23. You can just see the love in these photos. The color scheme she choose was simply stunning and the backdrop was just perfect.

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  24. What a sweet sweet wedding! Her short dress is totally inspiring:)

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  25. A Green Wedding Shoes classic and also a Southern Weddings Magazine feature!

    http://greenweddingshoes.com/real-wedding-maria-michaels-new-orleans-wedding/

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  26. I love all of the different greens used for the dresses! Variations on a colour always looks so good for multiples.

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  27. Funny story: just bought a chair off craigslit, and guess who was the chair owner? Austin Gros! His home is so lovely. :)

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  28. I seriously can't take this wedding. It is just SO DARLING! The bridesmaids are just freaking perfect.

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