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!
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 .
What inspired your style for the wedding day ? We wanted the wedding to look like a representation of the two of us, not just an insert bride and groom here type of wedding. We also really wanted to play into the beautiful natural surroundings of our venue in City Park. I love the old Hollywood glam look which inspired my dress and hair style. For the flowers and decor, we kind of went for an elegant bohemian vibe, without overdoing either one. 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 attire , but it was the perfect culmination of the most amazing night .
Coordinator: Gala Productions
Flowers: Poppy and Mint
Cake Artist: Swiss Confectionery
Officiant: Rabbi Robert Loewy
Makeup: Flawless Bride
Rentals: Event Rentals
Band: Mojeaux band
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
Carli’s Vera Wang was just stunning
Poppy and Mint does beautiful work
Poppy and Mint New Orleans
Swiss Confectionery did a wonderful job on the cakes!