Carli and Josh’s Arbor Room wedding at New Orleans City Park was absolutely beautiful. This was a party crowd! Just wait until you see part two!
Here’s their version:
Q. We’d love to know more about your wedding plans, especially what you’re doing to make your wedding special or unique for you. Tell us what you envision your ideal wedding to be like.
A. We had a few things we really wanted to come across to our guests on our wedding day. We had almost half of our guests coming from out of town, so of course, it was important for us to really show off New Orleans and all of it’s charm. It was nice to do the second line through the french quarter before our rehearsal dinner and have our guests stay at a historical hotel in the French Quarter, but also show them beautiful areas of the city they may not have seen, like City Park. We also really wanted the wedding to look like a representation of the two of us, which I think it really did. Josh’s style is more traditional, while mine is more playful and all over the place. I loved that we both chose a sort of old hollywood red carpet feel for the tux and gown- it definitely suits us well and tied in the contrast between the vintage/traditional look and colorful boho vibe we had throughout the wedding. The flowers were the most important thing for me- and our florist, Destiny of Poppy & Mint, took one picture of a wildflower themed wedding bouquet that I had given her and made the centerpieces, bouquets and decorations of my dreams. I didn’t have a color scheme in mind, I really just wanted beautiful, organic flowers, similar to those you could find at a farmer’s market. I just love the contrast between the bright colorful bouquets and the bridesmaids neutral and elegant gowns. I love that everyone was able to chose their own gowns that suited them well, but they all came together so well!
The most important thing to Josh was that we have an amazing band. He wanted us and all of our guests to be letting loose on the dance floor the whole night- and honestly, that’s exactly what happened. You can see in the pictures, we really celebrated and had the time of our lives. It was awesome to see that our guests had a ton of fun. Mojeaux is the best- the played a good amount of both old and new songs that everyone could appreciate.
At the end of the night, we were on such a high that we ran straight through the bubble exit and right into the fountain. I’m still not sure exactly what compelled us to jump in with all of our wedding gear (although there is photographic proof of the groom pushing me in!) but it made for some incredible shots and the was the perfect culmination of the most special night!
Vendors and Venues:
Coordinator: Gala Productions
Flowers: Poppy and Mint
Cake Artist: Swiss Confectionery
Officiant: Rabbi Robert Loewy
Makeup: Flawless Bride
Rentals: Event Rentals- linen and cake stand
Band: Mojeaux band
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang