We’d like to start off this blog post by thanking James for his service (US NAVY). Katie and James celebrated their wedding in a St Louis Cathedral wedding and Elms Mansion reception. It was truly a beautiful day! Here’s a little bit of their story, enjoy:
Tell us about your Love Story:
James and I met 14 years ago when we were students at Tulane University. Our friendship grew over the years and we came to the realization that we were meant for each other…the problem is, the timing never worked out! We grew very close when James was on his second deployment in Iraq working as a Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician. 13 years later, when I realized that James and I were finally both single at the same time, my Maid of Honor and bridesmaid Melissa and I set off confetti poppers in the street. We finally had a shot!
We have plenty of pictures of our parents’ and grandparents wedding to honor our families and personalize the decor a bit more.
Finally, Elyse and Melissa from Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination helped us to create a “timeline” of our love story called the “Zumwalt Love Saga”. It details important events, quotes, and photos from the the time we met up until the wedding day!
I had my mother’s wedding gown turned into a rehearsal dinner dress which I wore at our rehearsal dinner and Welcome Party at Bourbon Vieux.
On our wedding day, I wore a blue, moonstone and diamond ring that my father gave to my mother when they were “going steady” on my right hand. I also wore a pair of diamond “infinity” earrings that James gave me on our wedding day. I gifted James a vintage Rolex “Sea Dweller” dive watch in case he decides to get back to his US Navy roots and do some under water sight seeing. 🙂
Vendors and Venues:
Coordinator: Tying the Knot
Video: Bride Film
Florist: Kim Starr Wise
Getting Ready Venue: Hotel Monteleone
Ceremony: St Louis Cathedral
Reception: Elms Mansion
Cake: La Louisiane
Officiant:Rev. Phillip G. Landry
Make Up Artist:Nicole Kelin, Blush and Bashful
Entertainment: The Maid of Honor’s brother Gene and his co-DJ Russell from R&B DJ Services LLC
Wedding Dress Designer: Inbal Dror
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell