Leigh Isaacson had recently decided to try a new dating strategy, so she joined a dating app. Her very first day on the app, she and Adam D’Angelo swiped right on each other and began talking. Adam gave Leigh a three-question quiz: Beer or liquor? Usher or R. Kelley? Fruit by the Foot or Fruit Rollups? After Leigh passed the quiz, they dove into a conversation about their love for dogs and their craving for Mike’s Pastry cannolis in Boston. They were enjoying the conversation so much that they decided to continue it in person at the Balcony Bar.

Three years later, the couple was walking to their favorite coffeeshop when Adam suggested that they detour to see an art installation near the Algiers ferry. As they walked up the levee, they saw a photographer walking towards them. Adam swung Leigh around so the New Orleans skyline and river were behind them and said, “there’s no art installation. That’s our photographer and I have something to tell you.” Leigh gleefully laughed through Adam’s heartfelt proposal before saying yes!

After the proposal, Adam had a day of surprises planned. First, they passed their favorite local restaurant, Tavolino, which had detailed “congratulations Adam and Leigh” chalkboard signs out front. Next, family and friends – some having flown in from Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. – were waiting at Congregation Coffee. After morning cocktails, the group took the ferry to the French Quarter, where they were joined by more family and friends. They ended the night at Lakeview Harbor for burgers and dancing down Frenchman Street.

Though it was the couple’s big day, one member of the wedding party stole the show – their adorable dog, Penny, who pranced down the aisle as the flower girl. Leigh and Adam were married under a chuppah decorated with flowers. As part of the ceremony, the bride and groom’s parents wrapped them in a tallit belonging to Adam’s late grandfather, who had worn it for his bar mitzvah when he was 13.

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This festive evening with friends and family set the tone for their wedding, which combined New Orleans and Jewish traditions. The ceremony took place on November 16, 2019, at Temple Sinai, Leigh’s late grandmother’s temple. It began with a bedeken, a traditional Jewish ceremony where the groom veils the bride before the wedding. From the bedeken, they second-lined with a band to the front of the temple as guests entered for the full ceremony. Though it was the couple’s big day, one member of the wedding party stole the show – their adorable dog, Penny, who pranced down the aisle as the flower girl. Leigh and Adam were married under a chuppah decorated with flowers. As part of the ceremony, the bride and groom’s parents wrapped them in a tallit belonging to Adam’s late grandfather, who had worn it for his bar mitzvah when he was 13.

After a meaningful ceremony, the celebration continued at Generations Hall, the perfect venue to showcase their wedding band, Got Groove, and to give their guests plenty of room to dance and mingle. The couple shared their first dance to D’Angelo’s “Untitled,” chosen not only for its romantic feel, but also because the artist happens to share the newlyweds’ last name. Their favorite restaurant, Marjie’s Grill, created a menu that included charbroiled oysters, grilled mushrooms with lemongrass sambal butter, grilled gulf fish on the half shell, coal roasted sweet potatoes, marinated crab claws and much more.

Driven by their love of good food, Leigh and Adam had taken a pre-wedding trip to Lyon, France, to eat at some of their bucket-list restaurants, including Maison Troisgros and Restaurant Paul Bocuse. Because they had already taken a trip, Leigh wasn’t expecting a honeymoon, but Adam surprised her with a weekend at Harry Potter World in Orlando. They live in McDonoghville, Gretna, where Leigh is CEO and Co-Founder of Dig– The Dog Person’s Dating App and Adam is a Financial Analyst at Entergy’s Keystring Labs.

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VENDORS
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Cochon
Reception Décor: Element Event Rentals
Coordinator: Christie Chopin with Mise En Place Events
Celebrant: Cantor Joel Coleman
Ceremony Music: Vermilion Strings violin, cello and piano
Wedding Gown: Kate McDonald, Unbridaled, Austin, Texas
Veil: BHLDN
Wedding shoes: M4D3
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie
Groom’s Attire: Suit – Theory, Shoes – Thom Browne, Tie – Commes de Garçon
Groomsmen’s attire: com
Engagement Ring: Adler’s
Bride’s Wedding Band: Provided by her maternal grandmother, Mary Hall
Groom’s Wedding Band: Adler’s
Florist: Leaf + Petal
Favor: Embroidered Kippahs with wedding information, personalized totes from Uniforms by Logo Express on the Westbank and dog walking/sitting credits from app Rover
Invitation: Scriptura
Caterer: Marjie’s Grill
Wedding Cake: Shake Sugary
Photographer: Sophie Berard
Videographer: Montoto Productions
Hair: Ringletts Salon for Curly Hair
Makeup: About Face of New Orleans
Music: Got Goove NOLA and Vermilion Strings

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