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New Orleans

Intimate Feminist Wedding in New Orleans Inspired by Dolly Parton & Mardi Gras

Sophie Cooke

Riccardo Emillien

August 5, 2020

They wanted their New Orleans wedding to be a celebration of their love that wasn’t bound up in ideas about gender or consumerism. Quinn, who married Natan’s in February, wore a stunning Scotch and Soda suit instead of anything traditionally bridal. They also didn't have a bridal party, their low key ceremony was in a park and they ended the day with an intimate gathering in one of their favourite restaurants.
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Til Death Do Us Part: Occult & Tarot Themed New Orleans Wedding

Kat

Dark Roux

June 4, 2020

Renee and Richie love candles but aren't big fans of flowers, so they decided to not have any at their November wedding. Instead they incorporated fog machines, smoke bombs and candles to create a spooky ambience on the day. The bridesmaids carried incense burners, and as the couple walked up the aisle to be wed, they lit candles held by their guests to guide them. They were also heavily inspired tarot cards, incorporating them in the invitations, signs and centrepieces at the reception.
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Gatsby Freak Show Ball on Halloween

Kat

Willows World Photo

November 28, 2019

This 20s style Halloween wedding started with an intimate ceremony in The French Quarter Wedding Chapel and their officiant was dressed up as Beetlejuice! LJ and Patrick were then joined by a crowd of friends and family in a traditional New Orleans Second Line parade to House of Blues, where theirs guests were met by peacock girls, sword swallowers, aerialists, and palm readers. They then had a second wedding ceremony onstage, complete with lights, smoke effects and confetti canons!
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A Mean Girls New Orleans Wedding with a Groom in Stilettos!

Kat

Chevy Chey

February 24, 2019

Please excuse me for one second while I FREAK OUT over this wedding. Seph and Jason completely epitomise what Rock n Roll Bride is all about, and no it doesn't matter one little bit that there's no 'bride' in sight! The single thing that makes this wedding awesome AF is them... Oh and the fact that Seph wore goddamn crystal embellished stilettos for the day and looked way better in them than most women I know... Oh and all the Mean Girls references. OK OK there are many, many things that make this wedding slay my entire existence and I KNOW you're going to love it to.
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Rock Music, Halloween & New Orleans: Tyson & Allie

Kat

Lauren Piper

June 17, 2013

Tyson and Allie's Florida wedding had a music themed wedding with touches of Halloween, New Orleans and vintage. They didn't want a stuffy and regimented wedding, they wanted a wedding that was a massive celebration of all the things they love. "Halloween is my favorite holiday however I didn't want to make that the main theme", explained the bride. "I wanted to add a touch of elegance. My first inspiration was our favorite place, New Orleans. We went on our honeymoon there and instead of making the wedding really obviously Halloween themed, we added the vintage New Orleans spin. It turned out to be the perfect mix!"
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New Orleans Masquerade Wedding: Leslie & Collin

Kat

Select Studios

May 22, 2013

I receive upwards of 50 submissions on a daily basis, and needless to say I do see a lot of very similarly styled weddings. So when a wedding like Leslie & Collin's lands in my inbox I'm over the moon, thrilled and super duper excited to feature it because it's just so different. I'm totally losing my cool over this theme and the way the couple executed it. They also planned and styled the entire wedding themselves, making it a million percent more awesome in my book.
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Voodoo Swamp: New Orleans Wedding Inspiration

Kat

November 10, 2012

Where do you find your inspiration? For photographer Jennifer, the idea for this shoot came to her in a dream. "I was travelling to New Orleans for a little vacation and on the way I dreamt about this shoot", she explained. "Alongside local florist, Kim Starr Wise, we came up with this concept - Voodoo Swamp. We wanted something moody and bring in the elements of the swamp. The floral was hand picked with orchids, magnolias, fiddle head ferns, and crocodile leaves and I really wanted Spanish moss."
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