Kimberly Ann Milano and Paxton Legier White met through a mutual friend while out in New Orleans over the Christmas holidays. It took Paxton well over a month before he got up enough courage to call and ask Kim out on a date. They were surprised to learn that they lived just across Lee Circle from each other.
The two spent a lot of time together in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. over their five years of dating. Paxton decide that he wanted to build a house in Santa Rosa because it was one of the couple’s favorite paces to vacation. Lake Place on 30A, which is currently closed, was one of their favorite places to dine.
Paxton brought Kim to dinner and for dessert a crème brûlée on a large platter came from kitchen. Written in chocolate sauce was “Mrs. White,” and for a brief moment Kim though that Paxton’s mother was at Lake Place but in one swift motion, Paxton proceeded to get down on one knee and propose.
On Saturday, April 24, 2010, bad weather loomed, with meteorologists predicting hail and tornadoes, but miraculously the weather held out and Kim and Paxton married at Trinity Episcopal Church. This location is special to Paxton because he went to Trinity Episcopal School and his maternal grandparents were also married there. Jesse Adams, a longtime family friend of Paxton’s, performed the ceremony.
Kim wore a Vera Wang strapless, fitted, asymmetrically draped ivory organza gown with a flower corsage draped over one shoulder purchased from Mimi. She held a bouquet of white hydrangeas, calla lilies and white roses. Her bridesmaids wore Lela Rose dresses to the knee with a sash, purchased from Wedding Belles. The gowns were a grey-blue, strapless silk taffeta with a short sash. Paxton and the groomsmen all wore a traditional shawl collar tuxedo from Perlis.
Paxton’s brother, Evans, served as his best man while Kim’s brother, Kerry, served as her “brother of honor.” Kim and Kerry have always been so close that it was natural to have Kerry hold such an honor in the wedding.
After the ceremony, the reception was held at the New Orleans Country Club. Since the wedding was on the same weekend as Jazz Fest, Kim and Paxton decided on this location so the crowds wouldn’t have to fight through a packed French Quarter scene, and for its elegant, fun atmosphere.
Since a majority of Paxton’s guests were out of town, Kim and Paxton wanted to treat the guests to true New Orleans cuisine: fried oysters, boiled shrimp, turtle soup, crawfish beignets and bananas Foster. The guests were given pralines as a wedding flavor to take home some New Orleans flavor.
The wedding cake was four tiers created by Swiss Confectionery Inc. It was ivory with fresh flowers on top. The groom’s cake was created by Zoë’s Bakery and was created to model Paxton’s beloved blue sport fishing boat in a white chocolate strawberry cake.
A show band, ELS, played at the reception. They reminded Kim of the Supremes and were very entertaining.
All of the groomsmen jumped on stage and serenaded Kim with their own rendition of “My Girl.”
Oscar Rajo was the photographer for Kim and Paxton’s wedding and he took special photos of Paxton’s intricate groom’s cake and out by the big oak tree at the country club. Bob Eustler served as videographer.
The house that Paxton started when they couple got engaged was finally complete two weeks before the wedding.
The couple planned a honeymoon to Mexico but cancelled that trip so they could spend their time in the new house. The honeymoon was extra special because their yellow lab Banks was able to accompany them to Florida.
Kim and Paxton took a trip to the Bahamas in the first week of June as a wedding gift from Paxton’s brother, Evans.
The couple currently splits their time between Metairie and Santa Rosa Beach. Kim is a pharmacist at Chateau Drugs and Paxton is an investor with his family’s business.