Years ago, Cameron Adolph Johnson was a senior chaperone on a high school freshmen class trip to Washington, D.C. One of the freshmen was Ginny Leigh Kullman. The two met during that trip, and Cameron developed a bit of a crush on Ginny, but romance didn’t blossom until much later.
During a Mardi Gras party at the Tchoup Yard in 2017, the two were reintroduced by a mutual friend. In true Mardi Gras fashion, Cameron called Ginny for the first time while on the float lining up for Chaos and asked her out to dinner. After the chaos of Carnival had settled, they had their first date at Dick & Jenny’s.
That first date led to another and another, and three years later Cameron decided to propose. He planned an intimate moment for just the two of them on the morning of Ginny’s birthday. They were having breakfast, and Ginny was opening her gifts. She opened one package to find a gorgeous engagement ring, and Cameron proposed right then over pancakes!
The couple so enjoyed the private moment of the proposal that they decided it would set the tone for an intimate wedding with very few in attendance, which took place on January 25, 2020. After the small ceremony at the Kullmans’ home, the newlyweds began planning a reception to celebrate the important milestone in their lives. Little did they know that, thanks to a global pandemic, they would have a good deal of time to plan. That planning led to a celebration of both their second anniversary and a return to normalcy after COVID.
The festivities began the evening before the big celebration, with a lavish cocktail party at the Chapel Club at Hotel Saint Vincent hosted by friends of Ginny’s parents. After that event, some morning yoga was essential to get ready for a reception two years in the making.
On January 29, 2022, Cameron and Ginny welcomed everyone to the renovated cathedral at Hotel Peter and Paul. The large stained-glass windows and patina of the beautifully maintained walls provided a lovely background, accented by floral arrangements from Dunn & Sonnier. Guests gushed over the catering from Bacchanal, especially the passed ceviche with pepper brunoise, jalapeño puree and micro cilantro, as well as gambas al ajillo (gulf shrimp with garlic, sherry wine, and chili flakes).
The perfect complement to the delicious food were two cakes created by Bywater Bakery–a lemon doberge wedding cake and a chocolate doberge groom’s cake. The sugary goodness was fuel for a night of dancing kicked off by Cameron and Ginny’s first dance to “Beyond” by Leon Bridges. After many, many more dances, the celebration continued with an after party at Anna’s.
Though they have yet to take a honeymoon, the party taught Ginny and Cameron that delayed celebrations are sometimes the best celebrations! While they plan their next adventure, they are enjoying life in New Orleans, where Cameron is a project manager at Boh Brothers and Ginny is an ophthalmologist at Ochsner.
Wedding Coordinator: Lindsey Flores at Hotel Peter and Paul
Wedding Planner: Katie Dunn at La Fête
Wedding Gown: Maticevski – Joseph’s
Groom’s Attire: Suit from Perlis
Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Aucoin Heart
Photographer: Casey McMurray
Hair: Casie Caillouet & David Falcon
Music: The Essentials Band