The City of Love
Edwardian era diamond and pearl choker featuring a dozen strands of seed pearls interspersed with floral filigree medallions and Old European diamonds at Friend & Company.
What could be more naturally New Orleans than to have and to hold your wedding in a stylishly transformed Irish Channel church formerly known as City of Love Ministries?
By Lisa Tudor | Photography by Theresa Cassagne | Production Assistant / Elizabeth Melancon
Gione Steib, Sydni Terradot for Images Model & Talent Agency
Samatha Perron for About Faces MTM and Michael Amedeo
Meggan Ory and Makeup by Meggan Cosmetics
Fine Jewelry Friend & Company
The Mallalieu Harmony Church
Willowby by Watters Lunella scattered pearl gown at Pearl’s Place; 3-carat asscher cut diamond engagement ring flanked with tapered baguette diamonds and diamond cluster illusion earrings set in 18k white gold at Friend & Company
Sweetheart by Justin Alexander tulle gown with lace cummerbund at MaeMe The Bridal Boutique. Organic, eclectic bouquet of Quicksand roses, black calla lilies, white anemones, scabiosa pods and textural foliage, finished in icy velvet ribbon, IRIS floral + event design, irisfloral.com.
Allison Webb ivory stretch crepe gown with boat neckline, detachable black organza bow and chapel train at Linen Jolie; pear shaped diamond cluster and South Sea pearl double-drop earrings at Friend & Company.
Jenny Yoo Collection Logan stretch velvet dress sampled in English Rose at Town & Country. A lush, hand-tied autumnal mixture with chocolate mist, Finesse roses, ranunculus, anemone, snow berries, pepper berry and accents of red okra, set inside of a ruby chocolate hydrangea, The Plant Gallery, theplantgallery.com.
Jenny Yoo Collection Sullivan stretch velvet dress with halter neckline and racer back detail sampled in Dark Berry at Town & Country; Bespoke Tazio Europa shawl collar evening jacket at Tuxedos to Geaux. This round, textured bouquet is a combination of ranunculus, Queen Anne’s lace, seeded eucalyptus, spray roses and roses, Kim Starr Wise Floral Events, kimstarrwise.com.
Jenny Yoo Collection Selma stretch velvet gown sampled in Ivy Burnout French Blue at Bella Bridesmaids; Ti Adoro drop earrings at Town & Country.
Pronovias Alcyone mermaid dress in crepe lace and illusion bodice and cathedral veil at Town & Country.
Hayley Paige Occasions A-line gown sampled in Indigo Chiffon at Pearl’s Place; earrings by Haute Bride at Town & Country. A mix of Quicksand roses with alstroemeria lilies and burgundy hypericum berries, Fabulous Flowers, fabulousflowers.us.
Alyne by Rita Vinieris Dallas ball gown with spaghetti straps, V-neckline and pockets at I Do Couture; Neil Allyn tuxedo with satin peak lapel at Top Hat Tuxedos; graduated strand of South Sea pearls interspersed with 18k rose gold and diamond accents and estate South Sea pearl and diamond ring at Friend & Company.
Amsale Rene strapless faille gown with dirndl skirt and pockets sampled in Platinum at Bella Bridesmaids; estate pave white diamond and South Sea pearl floral earrings at Friend & Company. Garden bridal bouquet with lavender spray roses, blue thistle, deep purple calla lilies, burgundy astilbe and garden roses with anemones, Crystal Vase Flowers, crystalvaseflowers.com.
Justin Alexander Signature Collection Daphne crepe gown with beaded cap sleeves at Bliss Bridal; 3-carat cushion cut diamond and platinum engagement ring with round diamond halo and pave diamonds along the shoulders and estate pave white diamond and South Sea pearl floral earrings at Friend & Company.
Wrapped in front, crisscrossed in back, Watters Pearla gown in charmeuse and Asher halter gown in chiffon, both sampled in Evergreen at Pearl’s Place; earrings by Embellish at Town & Country.
The Navy Sebastian Tuxedo by Ike Behar with satin notch lapel at John’s Tuxedos; strapless ball gown with lace appliqué by Essense of Australia at James & B Bridal Outlet; 19th century intricately crafted vine link necklace set with 7 carats of old mine cut diamonds, diamond cluster and South Sea pearl double-drop earrings and 3-carat cushion cut diamond and platinum engagement ring with round diamond halo and pave diamonds at Friend & Company.
Ike Behar Evening Navy Blake tuxedo with black satin peak lapels at Rome’s Tuxedos.
Monique Lhuillier Spring 2020 Kiss lace and tulle gown at I Do Couture; Art Deco platinum bracelet with Edwardian-style flourishes and 20 carats of round diamonds, three-carat asscher cut diamond engagement ring flanked with tapered baguette diamonds and diamond cluster illusion earrings set in 18k white gold at Friend & Company. Midnight blue stretch velvet strapless gown from the Jessica Angel Bridesmaids Collection at Bliss Bridal; cascading diamond station South Sea pearl drop earrings and estate South Sea pearl ring at Friend & Company.