I truly enjoyed being a part of Elizabeth and Bryant’s fantastic, elegant, sophisticated, beautiful wedding. What an amazing, gorgeous, sweet couple who are truly so in love and happy. Elizabeth and Bryant live in New York but just LOVE New Orleans – the food, the people, the bars, the cocktails, the character. So, they decided they wanted to get married in New Orleans! They had all of their close friends and family in town to enjoy their wedding weekend and showed their guests an amazing time and what New Orleans has to offer.
Elizabeth is truly unique in every way. I so appreciate her personality and character. The first time I met her and Bryant I was taken aback by Elizabeth, but it was all good feelings since Elizabeth is very strong willed and speaks her mind – which I truly love! It was refreshing to say the least. Plus she is so outspoken she cracks me up – I think it is great. Bryant is laid back and just smiles at her – what a perfect combination!! Well, we clicked and I enjoyed our first meeting chatting about their wedding and their ideas and plans. Not one detail was missed for their wedding and it showed. It was wonderful and sweet and elegant.
Elizabeth and Bryant had awesome wedding coordinators Michelle and Brittani Adams with Unique Weddings who helped with every detail before and during the wedding weekend. They always do an amazing job with their weddings. Elizabeth and Bryant got dressed at the gorgeous Roosevelt Hotel, which the City of New Orleans is so grateful and happy our hotel is back. Such an historical hotel with so much to offer. You can’t help to love the Roosevelt. Elizabeth was laid back while getting her hair and make-up done and was just enjoying her afternoon with close family and friends in her room. Her make-up was done by Robert Hudson and her hair was done by Tommy with Paris Parker. She looked absolutely stunning. Her dress came from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon. Elizabeth’s dress was perfect for her! I then met Bryant on the pool level of the Roosevelt for Elizabeth and Bryant to meet for the first time on their wedding day. Bryant was looking snazzy in his custom made tuxedo with red lining inside. Bryant rocked that tuxedo! His tuxedo was done by King’s Tailors in New York.
Their first meeting was sweet and so cute. They got to enjoy each other for a few minutes before heading to the ceremony location. So many great moments I got during their first meeting – sweet looks, smiles, hugs, bowtie fixing. I really love those moments when my couples meet before the ceremony. So much more emotion for the two of them and so much more of “them” shows in those few minutes. Love it, love it. We then headed to the Beauregard-Keyes House for more time with my couple, group shots and then their ceremony. Their ceremony was quaint with close family and friends witnessing their union. Coolbone played for the ceremony. They wrote their own vows, which I enjoyed to hear. They were personal and they seemed like the only two people in the room while saying their vows. From the ceremony, the wedding guests were treated to a second line, lead by Elizabeth and Bryant, and Coolbone! Everyone second lined from Beauregard-Keyes House down Royal to Latrobe’s for their reception. Latrobe’s is my favorite place for a reception – Jessica and her crew are always superb to work with! Latrobe’s was decorated beautifully for the reception with some gorgeous linens, table settings and centerpieces by Dunn & Sonnier. Dunn & Sonnier always do an amazing job with flowers.
Elizabeth & Bryant really enjoyed their reception and savored the moments – and the food Joel’s catered their reception and all of the guests complimented on every dish served. Bryant also had specialty cocktails served for the reception that he loves and wanted to share with his guests. The Sazerac and the French 75. Elizabeth and Bryant enjoy great food and great cocktails, so it was wonderful they incorporated those into their reception for everyone to enjoy. Coolbone entertained all of their guests during the entire reception and kept everyone dancing. The details at the wedding were a great addition and a lot of hard work was done to carry out their vision. The invitations and menus were beautifully done by Cheree Berry with Elizabeth Porcher Jones doing the calligraphy.
Elizabeth and Bryant – Congratulations! I am very thankful that I was a part of your wedding day. It was incredible and I love that I got to spend so much time with the two of you and see the great connection and relationship that you have. You were amazing to work with! mq