Real Wedding: Karas and Cauley

A simple compliment and 10 years brought Catherine Cauley and Claire Karas to the courtyard of Il Mercato on April 2, 2016. Two hundred of their friends and family celebrated the couple as the sun went down on this spring day. The ceremony was followed by a cocktail hour and then a reception in the main room of the Lower Garden District venue. Catherine stunned in an Anne Barge gown, while Claire opted for a more suitable look. Their navy, gold and touch of pink color scheme matched beautifully with the season, confirming the notion that darker hues can be gorgeously styled in typically bright color seasons. Joel Catering and Events provided the nibbles, as guests rocked out with The Phunky Monkeys. The night concluded with a true New Orleans second line with the brides and Dr. Jazz at the helm. 




Brides: Claire Karas and Catherine Cauley

Date: April 2, 2016

Ceremony location: Il Mercato 

Reception location:  Il Mercato

Coordinator: Brooke Casey Weddings 

Catherine’s Wedding Gown:  Anne Barge, Buckhead Bridals by Guffey’s in Atlanta

Claire’s Wedding Suit: Buckhead Bridals by Guffey’s in Atlanta

Bridesmaids’ dresses:  Jenny Yoo and Amsale, Bella Bridesmaids

Rings:  Beje Designs 

FloristPoppy and Mint

CatererJoel Catering and Special Events 

CakeChez RuRene Bakery  

Lighting: Luminous Events 

PhotographerG. Chapin Studios 

Video: Tres Bien Video 

Make up (Catherine and attendants): Katie Malone Makeup 

Make up (Claire and attendants): Tisa Beauty Bar

MusicThe Phunky Monkeys 

Secondline music: Dr Jazz 

Transportation: Bonolomo Trolley

Ice sculpture: Jazzy Ice Nola




Categories: Bridal/Weddings, Let Them Eat Cake