Gretchen Bjork and Chris Garner lived right across the street from each other in Atlanta, Georgia, but didn’t know it until they met on Match.com. They decided to go on a date and realized they were perfect for each other!

They met each other’s friends and family, dated for a year and were married in New Orleans on September 19 at Latrobe’s on Royal Street. There were nonstop parties: the bridesmaids celebrated in Chicago while the groomsmen partied in New Orleans; there were showers locally and as far away as Wisconsin; the bridesmaids’ luncheon was held at Galatoire’s and the rehearsal dinner at Arnaud’s!

Two hundred fifty guests came in from all over the country to celebrate, and Latrobe’s was the perfect spot for the wedding and the reception. The flowers were created by Meade Wenzel and the cakes by Zoë’s, and there was dancing to Mo Jeaux. Gretchen’s dress was by Yvonne LaFleur. Gretchen and Chris danced the night away and left in a decorated pedicab bound for the Ritz-Carlton and then to the Ritz in Bali! 
 

A Luxe Local Celebration  A Luxe Local Celebration
A Luxe Local Celebration  A Luxe Local Celebration 
A Luxe Local Celebration  A Luxe Local Celebration