They say that if you have to invite your best friend to your wedding, then you’re marrying the wrong person. Jessica Carmen Revuelta didn’t have that problem. Jessica had been on many dates with Michael Charbonnet Eastman, whom she met through a mutual friend, but only as friends. Jessica and Michael had become close, but it was not until New Years 2011 when they realized there was more to their relationship.
Six years later, Michael created a photo of their dog and her horse with word bubbles saying, “Mom, please say yes!” to help him propose to Jessica. It worked!
On October 13, 2017 the Jessica and Michael greeted guests at a welcome celebration at the New Orleans Country Club, one of Michael’s favorite places in New Orleans. The party enjoyed wonderful catering by the NOCC, featuring many classic local dishes.
The following day Jessica and Michael were married at the Sea Lion Exhibit at Audubon Zoo, one of Jessica’s favorite spots growing up. Harry Hardin played “La Grace” by Telemann and celebrant Fr. Michael Kuhn joined the couple in matrimony. Jessica wore a fitted strapless dress with lace overlay from Town & Country and Michael was dashing in a JoS. A. Bank blue suit and a custom-made NOLA Couture tie featuring their horse and dog in the design on the front and the couple’s monogram and wedding date on the back. The tie was worn by all the men in the wedding party and was also given to close family friends.
The wedding party was then led by Roots by Music in a second line to the Audubon Tea Room, which was decorated in the wedding colors of navy, white and gold. Guests enjoyed many culinary delights including the couple’s favorite crawfish pasta. A”Bubble Bar’”served a selection of champagnes.
The couple enjoyed their first dance to “Latch” by Sam Smith and the party continued to music by the Bucktown All Stars.
Jessica and Michael spent 10 days in London for their honeymoon, and the couple now lives in Old Metairie where Michael is a Regional Manager for his family’s business, Auto-Chlor Services, and Jessica works at Children’s Hospital.
Middle Left: David and Gabby Delgado, Michael and Jessica Eastman and Rudy and Liz Revuelta Middle Right: Ninette Eastman, the Bride and Groom and Perry Eastman Wedding Party: Katarina Diaz, Kingsland LeBourgeois, Morgan LeBourgeois, Gabby Delgado, Lauren Pontoppidan, Kelly Nolan, Caroline Robertson, Marley Cannaday, Katie Riles, the Bride and Groom, Perry Eastman iV, Perry Eastman V, Spencer Albrecht, Bruce Frommeyer, Robert Diaz, Michael LeBourgeois, James LeBourgeois, Paul Cannaday, David Delgado, Nicholas Diaz, Andres Pierce and Charlie Weed
Coordinator: Elyse Jennings Weddings & Vivien Eppling, Audubon Tea Room Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Town & Country Bridal Groomsmen’s Attire: JoS. A. Bank Bride’s Wedding & Engagement Ring: Aucoin Hart Jewelers Groom’s Wedding Band: Aucoin Hart Jewelers Invitation: Lady Adelaide Floral Décor: Bella Blooms Favor: Do-rag with program information about the second line & wedding cookies Wedding Cake & Groom’s Cake: Bittersweet Confections Photographer & Videographer: Marissa Lambert Hair: Hair by Ginger Makeup: Kelly Lawson