By Lisa Tudor | Photography by Theresa Cassagne | Makeup by Meggan Ory  |  Hair by Monique Munoz | Set Stylist Lauren Favor | Floral Stylist Andy Myer | Models Stella Bosio for aboutfaces MTM and BROCK BURGESS for Images Model + Talent | Photographed at Columns

Forever the darling of St. Charles Avenue and leading-lady location for feature films and fashion, the Columns has undergone a stylish makeover inside and out guaranteed to keep the stately Italianate mansion’s star power shining as a beloved setting for gatherings both intimate and grand. To quote Pulitzer-winning journalist Rick Bragg, “I think the Columns on the right day, at the right time, pretty much sums up the southern heart,” making it a landmark in the history of love as well as the history of New Orleans.


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Quesste Cerimonia Velvet shawl collar jacket with brass button and braid detail at Tuxedos to Geaux, tuxedostogeaux.com; Reem Acra “Lullaby” lace ball gown with pearl buttons at I Do Couture, idobridalcouture.com


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A lavish combination of shades of pink in a freeform design containing florals of Coral Sunset peony, fuchsia double stock, Quicksand roses, Jubilee leucadedronl in burgundy and blue eryngium. Finished with greenery of Italian ruscus and Italian nagra pittosporum. By The Plant Gallery, theplantgallery.com


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Reem Acra “Beautiful” A-line dress with square neckline and floral embroidery from the “Love from Above” Spring 2023 Collection at I Do Bridal Couture, idobridalcouture.com; Brides & Hairpins “Carla” earrings at Town & Country Bridal, townandcountrybridal.com   


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Black “Quincy” 2-button notch lapel classic black tuxedo at John’s Tuxedos, johnstuxedos.com


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Lillian West by Justin Alexander ”Rooney” allover lace and tulle gown with shaped train at Bliss Bride, beablissbride.com; Bel Aire Bridal pearl clip at Pearl’s Place, pearlsplace.com; Haute Bride Swarovski crystal and pearl earrings at Linen Jolie Bridal, linenjoliebridal.com 


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Kent & Park leopard print on velvet formal jacket at Tuxedos to Geaux tuxedostogeaux.com


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Élysée Atelier Collection “Valmont” gown with sweetheart neckline and beaded bodice at Linen Jolie Bridal, linenjoliebridal.com; Haute Bride Swarovski crystal and pearl earrings at Linen Jolie  Bridal linenjoliebridal.com


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This stunning bridal bouquet contains a mix of Coral Charm peonies, veronica, calla lily, spray roses and a host of other locally grown items for the perfect lush and organic effect. By Kim Starr Wise Floral Events, kimstarrwise.com


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Martina Liana “Mitzi” A-line dress with balconette bodice and tulle skirt and Bel Aire Bridal oval crystal earrings at The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe, maemebridal.com


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Renoir gray two-piece tuxedo with black satin shawl lapel at Rome’s Tuxedos, romestuxedos.com; black dress shirt at Tuxedos to Geaux, tuxedostogeaux.com


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Allure Bridals “Idina” Gown with leafy appliques and sequined tulle bodice and skirt at Pearl’s Place, pearlsplace.com  


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“Braydon” black tuxedo with shawl lapel by Ike Behar at Rome’s Tuxedos, romestuxedos.com


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Martina Liana Luxe Collection Gown with bustier bodice and tiered tulle skirt with Brides & Hairpins “Carla” earrings at Town & Country Bridal, townandcountrybridal.com   


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A medium round bouquet with a mix of Playa Blanca roses, Quicksand roses and wine-colored dahlia, burgundy ranunculus, and tips of burgundy Astilbe. The bouquet is accented with deep blue thistle and light blue nigella with a collar of Italian ruscus and plumosa fern. By Fabulous Flowers, fabulousflowers.us.


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“Thea” floral silk jacquard strapless ball gown by Amsale with illusion plunge cutaway at I Do Bridal Couture, idobridalcouture.com; Brides & Hairpins “Carla” earrings at Town & Country Bridal, townandcountrybridal.com