When Danielle Amelie Viguerie walked into NOLA Brewing’s fifth anniversary party, she had one thing on her mind: a new relationship. As Marketing Director of the Southern U.S. Trade Association, she was hoping to persuade owner Kirk Emmanuel Coco to consider new export opportunities.
When Danielle broached the issue with Kirk, he asked her out to lunch. Armed with files on her first date, it took Danielle a while to realize this was no ordinary business lunch. After two years of dating, Danielle organized a birthday dinner for Kirk at their home. When he said he wanted to open his presents and took hold of a small box, Danielle had no idea what he meant when he said, “I have been wanting this for so long.” When he dropped to one knee, she realized what he was going to ask her.
The night before the wedding, they celebrated at The Tap Room at NOLA Brewing with food by McClure’s Barbecue. Danielle stayed at The Roosevelt Hotel and met Kirk at the hotel’s Sazerac Bar on the morning of their wedding: Saturday, May 21, 2016. They were joined by 25 guests at the Canal Ferry landing, from where they sailed to Algiers and were married on the steps of the courthouse. After champagne and cake, they celebrated with a lunch at Brennan’s Restaurant in the French Quarter. As they walked there, they stopped on Royal Street for their first dance to “Just the Two of Us,” which was being played by street musicians.
The couple honeymooned in Ireland for 12 days and returned to their Uptown New Orleans home, where Danielle is Marketing Director for the Southern U.S. Trade Association and Kirk is the owner of NOLA Brewing and NOLA Distilling.
Celebrant: Judge E. “Teena” Anderson-Trahan
Wedding Gown: Pankaj & Nidhi for BHLDN
Bride’s Engagement Ring: Moss Antiques
Bride’s Wedding Band: Wellington & Company Jewelers
Invitation: Moca Graphics
Bride’s Bouquet: Giverny Design
Hair: AHB Hair and Make-up Services
Photography: NOLAfleur photography