Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Wedding Belles Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire: Tails from Perlis Bride’s Engagement and Wedding Band and Groom’s Wedding Band: Friend & Company Rehearsal Dinner: Metairie Country Club Invitation: Alexa Pulitzer Wedding Cake: La Louisiane Groom’s Cake: La Louisiane, a replica of Bobby’s trombone case Photographer: Greer Gattuso Videographer: Mary M. Cinema Hair: Naomi Corass at John J. Salon Make-up: Andrea Wyman at Wyman Studios Favor: mini cakes from La Louisiane
For naysayers of social media, this one is for you. Corrie Wright Pellerin had known Robert “Bobby” Joseph Stakenborghs Jr. for 15 years before they reconnected on Facebook. Bobby was always quick to like or respond to Corrie’s posts and finally found the courage to ask her for a drink via direct message.
Their first date at Oak Wine Bar went extremely well, and before it ended they had arranged their next one. Just eight months later, Corrie was Co-Chairing “Lark in the Park” with her business partner, Aimee Gowland. Bobby made sure both of their families attended the event and just at the right moment, he dropped to one knee and proposed. Corrie was completely taken by surprise and while fighting back tears, said “Yes!”
On December 30, 2017, Fr. Joseph Kraft married the couple at Holy Name of Jesus Church on St. Charles Avenue. The wedding reception was held at the New Orleans Country Club, where guests were treated a wonderful bar and a specialty cocktail, a Moscow Mule, Bobby’s favorite drink. The catering included crowd favorites such as sushi from Rock-n-Sake, a St. James cheese display and a bacon-wrapped dates by the NOCC. Toward the end of the reception, guests were served a late night snack of sliders and fries.
The couple took to the floor for their first dance to “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison before guests joined them to dance the night away to Atlanta-based I Love This Band. A high definition photo booth was set up so guests could leave with a beautiful black-and-white photo memory of the day.
The bride chose Suzanne Perron St. Paul to design a custom gown. Corrie had interned with Suzanne so they already knew each other well, and they had collaborated on her sister’s dress some years before. It was important to Corrie to have someone close to her make the most important dress of her life.
Corrie wanted a winter white wedding with a “Provence Garden” feel. Giverny Designs used lots of lightly colored flowers, greenery and touches of rose gold.
Corrie and Bobby enjoyed their honeymoon in the Bahamas and returned to New Orleans, where they live. Corrie is the Co-Owner of ALGStyle, a personal shopper and styling firm, and Bobby works as a Lab Manager for Saybolt.
Middle Left: Brock Pellerin, James Pellerin, Stephen Furtado, Mark Westguard, Lindsey Pellerin, Caroline Pellerin, Jamie Pellerin, the Bride and Groom, Margaret Favre, Stacy Pellerin, Katherine Furtado and Casey Westguard Bottom Left: Andre Toujas, Johnathan Pansano, Ramon Vallejo, Andre Meehan, Mark Westguard, Brock Pellerin, Ryan Stakenborghs, Jason Wood, William Perkins, Alejandra Rosales, Elizabeth Wands, Alyssa Fletchinger, Jamie Pellerin, Caroline Pellerin, Katherine Furtado, Emmeline Furtado, Harry Westguard, Oliver Westguard, Mary Frances Baldwin, Sophia Stakenborghs, Lindsey Pellerin, Alexandra Facey, Ginny Branch Stelling, John Lagarde and Lauren Wood Middle Right: Richard Bergez, Sarah Bergez, Norman Anseman Jr., the Bride and Groom, Patricia Stakenborghs, Steve Ledet, Linda Bergez, Ryan Stakenborghs, Jason Wood and Leslie Bergez Bottom Right: Robert Stakenborghs, the Bride and Groom and Patricia Stakenborghs