On one of those long-awaited  October evenings New Orleanians dream about all summer long, the weather was just right for the Chauvin, Gallè nuptials. Diana Chauvin, owner of La Thai in Uptown, married local WDSU weatherman Jay Gallè on Oct. 4, 2014. It all began at the regal, circa-1880s Holy Name of Jesus Church at Loyola University on St. Charles Avenue followed by a reception at the Audubon Tea Room on Magazine Street. The bride wore a stunning Allure Bride gown with cap sleeves and lace embellishments from Pearl’s Place, made ever more elegant juxtaposed against the red and gold walls and marble floors and pillars of the church. The groom looked dashing in a John’s Tuxedo tux. Guests danced the night away to music from Limitless Deejaying, while snacking on treats from Manhattan Jacks and snapping pictures in the Go Go Booth photo booth.


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Real Weddings: Chauvin – Galle Real Weddings: Chauvin – Galle

Real Weddings: Chauvin – Galle

Real Weddings: Chauvin – Galle



Bride: Diana Chauvin

Groom: Jack (Jay) Gallè, Jr.

Date of Wedding: Oct. 4, 2014

Ceremony: Holy Name of Jesus Church

Reception: Audubon Tea Room

Coordinator/Wedding Planner: Blue Gardenia Events

Gown: Allure Brides from Pearl’s Place

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Watters

Men’s Attire: John’s Tuxedos

Rings: Kirk Popovich (gemologist)

Caterer: Audubon Tea Room

Wedding Cake: Bittersweet Confections

Groom’s Cake: Nikki Brown

Special Sweets: Manhattan Jacks

Photographer: Laura Kelley Spillane with Laura Kelley Photogerapher

Videographer: Studio Vieux Carre

Florist: Fat Cat Flowers

Hair: Shawn Gordon from Beauty Lounge

Makeup: Cat Vo from Aristocat Beauty

Ceremony Music: Holy Name of Jesus Musicians

Reception Music: Limitless Deejaying

Transportation: Nicoll’s Limousine & Shuttle Service

Photo Booth: Go Go Booth

Live Artist: Christina Pappion/Pappion Artistry


This real wedding can be seen in the Winter/Spring 2015 issue of New Orleans Bride Magazine.