The seemingly endless acres of manicured grounds and luxurious resort amenities at Stella Plantation in St. Bernard Parish create an idyllic setting for weddings steeped in Southern style.

 

By Lisa Tudor; Photographed by Theresa Cassagne; Hair and Makeup by Aimee Carr for Aimee-zing Faces; Fine jewelry styling by Sarah Rothschild for Rothschild Diamond; Prop Stylist Julia Hohne for Mrs. Vintage Rental Boutique & Event Styling; Model: Natalie Wetta; Hair and Makeup Assistant: Dianne Orellana; Flowers: Mirella Cameran

 



Watters Wedding Dresses “Jacinda” A-line gown of hand-beaded soft netting with Italian Illusion Bateau neckline, paneled net skirt and sweep train over stretch silk charmeuse slip at Pearl’s Place; 10 carat brilliant round diamond tennis necklace set in 14 karat white gold at Rothschild Diamond.


Vintage Vows
Bouquet of scabiosa, hypericum, kale, millet, corn broom, lisianthus, sunflower pods, seeded eucalyptus and thistle at Grow With Us Florist and Produce Market.


Vintage Vows
La Sposa fit and flare lace gown with illusion lace Sabrina neckline and deep V back at The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe; “Annie” comb by Sara Gabriel at Olivier Couture; 14 carat brilliant round diamond tennis bracelet and diamond engagement ring at Rothschild Diamond.


Vintage Vows
Bouquet of blush garden roses, blush dahlias, white peonies, blush stock, blush pink ranunculus, white anemones with dark center, dusty miller silver greens at Kim Starr Wise.


Vintage Vows
Organza Gown with trumpet silhouette and removable sheer lace overlay with scalloped V-back and wide French satin sash and lace-tipped chapel length veil at The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe; 14 carat brilliant round diamond tennis bracelet at Rothschild Diamond.


Vintage Vows
Kenneth Winston retro-modern lace over satin gown with illusion neckline, lace appliquéd cap sleeves and crystal beaded empire waist and chapel length veil at Linda Lee Bridal; 14 carat brilliant round diamond tennis bracelet and diamond engagement ring at Rothschild Diamond.


Vintage Vows
David Tutera for Mon Cheri Bridal “Solange” ruched chiffon over lace bodice with Empire waistband with Swarovski crystal hand-beaded embroidered lace appliqué and gathered chiffon Watteau train at Ladies and Gents Formal Wear; 10 carat brilliant round diamond tennis necklace set in 14 karat white gold, 14 carat brilliant round diamond tennis bracelet and 3.45 carat brilliant round diamond engagement ring of 14 karat rose gold with natural pink diamonds at Rothschild Diamond.


Vintage Vows
Bouquet of green buttons, alstroemeria, ranunculus, hydrangeas, green coffee beans, succulents, Italian ruskus and seeded eucalyptus at Beth’s Flowers.


Vintage Vows
Blush by Jim Hjelm “Clementine” slim lace gown with English net straps tying to a back bow, ruched bodice detail and chapel train shown with Sara Gabriel “Bliss” veil at Olivier Couture; 11 millimeter natural freshwater pearl necklace and 3.45 carat brilliant round diamond engagement ring at Rothschild Diamond.


Vintage Vows
David Tutera “Solange” gown at Ladies and Gents Formal Wear, Bouquet of ranunculus, “Patience” David Austin garden rose, white tea “Eskimo” rose, sweet peas and lysimachia at Dunn and Sonnier Flowers.


Vintage Vows
11 millimeter natural freshwater pearl necklace with 14 karat yellow gold flower clasp at Rothschild Diamond.


Vintage Vows
Richard Designs “Giselle” crystal and pearl hair clip handmade in England at Southern Bridal.


Vintage Vows
St. Patrick by Pronovias slim lace “Hafida” gown with sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves and keyhole back at Southern Bridal; 4 carat round diamond studs set in white gold and 3.45 carat brilliant round diamond engagement ring of 14 karat rose gold with natural pink diamonds at Rothschild Diamond.


Vintage Vows
Nosegay style bouquet with a muted antique smoky lavender rose “Amnesia” with a hint of silver gray-green in the outer petals, paired with deep purple lisianthus and clusters of blush pink wax flower at Fabulous Flowers.


Vintage Vows
Watters W Too Collection “Pallas” lace gown mitered in a chevron pattern with slim sheath skirt and chapel train at Pearl’s Place; Toni Federici “Coco” velvet floral clip at Pearl’s Place; 11 millimeter natural freshwater pearl necklace and 3.45 carat brilliant round diamond engagement ring of 14 karat rose gold with natural pink diamonds (worn throughout) at Rothschild
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Vintage Vows
Bouquet of festiva peonies, madreperla roses, sahara roses, ivory majolica roses, pink majolica spray roses at Nola Flora.


Vintage Vows
Blush by Jim Hjelm “May” organza bridal gown with lace peek-a-boo ruched V-neckline, lace cap sleeves and keyhole back with chapel train at Olivier Couture; Bellaire Bridal crystal beaded headband at Southern Bridal; 4 carat round diamond studs set in white gold, 14 carat brilliant round diamond tennis bracelet and diamond engagement ring at Rothschild Diamond.