Effortlessly blending heirloom details into their own relaxed boho style, this New Orleans wedding captured by Starling and Sage is sure to inspire! The old greenhouse that served as backdrop to their ceremony and reception is utterly romantic and set the stage for a stunning event!
Our wedding was meant to be this relaxed atmosphere, with special, custom features to really make it feel exquisite. The colors and textures were very eclectic, but not necessarily rustic. A dusty aqua color, lots of mixed metallics, and shimmery highlights like our weeping-willow looking chandelier… these were all meat to be soft elements to our wedding. If I had to call it something it would be, “Easy,Breezy, Bohemian in the Big Easy.”
For our attire it was all about mixing and matching golds and blues. The Silver and Gold Lillian West gown with the charmuse lining and Chantilly lace, made my whole dreams come true, about being a comfortable bride. We wanted to let our bridesmaids choose which style of dress they wanted to wear, one of our girls decided she didn’t want to wear shoes, and that was absolutely beautiful to me. It was so important for us to include the different personalities of each of our bridal party members. Fun cat socks for the groomsmen, and mixed metallic headbands for the bridesmaids were some of the little touches that truly made the whole look.
When we got this wedding planner gift from his mother, (which I totally recommend by the way), there was this section for both of us to write down what was truly important to us. We wrote: Relaxed, New Orleans, Evening, and on Budget. Even though we might have gone a little bit overboard on the budget, ha, we definitely stood by our decisions. One of the things we splurged on was a Harpist. It was really important that we had some type of authentic music during our ceremony, so one of our bridesmaids played violin alongside the Harpist we hired. Totally worth every dime.
Our wedding wasn’t exactly traditional in many ways, but we did have some beautiful heirloom pieces used. Our teacups were displayed and used for a rich tomato bisque soup. Several of these mix matched porcelain pieces were from the collection of my (the bride’s) grandmother. I had also been given a re polished, and refinished silver, cuff bracelet which belonged to my grandmother. There were also several, beautiful, true-silver flatware that my aunt let us use for the reception.
There were so many personal details invested in our wedding. There was a piece of driftwood that I (Emily) made into a waterfall, Eucalyptus, backdrop. It hung behind the table where the bride and groom sat during the reception. There were also several antiques, like a Syrian Chest, and English Writing Table, and several Persian Rugs. Additionally, our friend decided to help us make this big pile of pillows so kiddos could have a fun place to hang out. The material for the pillows, matched the custom-made flower girl and ring bearer’s outfits.
We had some little seeded plants in tiny pots placed on a tiered shelf and a chalkboard sign that said, “Let Love Grow.” We bought these copper Moscow mule mugs for the groom’s signature drink, that weren’t supposed to be favors, but some how a lot of them ended up being favors — but it’s ok! Haha! We’re just glad everyone had a good time. Our wedding cake, was simple but fresh. It was a classic take on the traditional tiered white cake, but with a few simple tiny oranges (Kumquats to be exact) placed in a chic and effortless way.
Photography | Starling and Sage | Venue | Arts Estuary | Planning | Uncommon Camellia | Florals | Cow Apple | Cake | Sugar Mamas Bakery | Rentals | lovegood weddings and events | DJ | Solid Sound Entertainment | Stationery | Wedding Paper Divas | Catering | Chateau Bleu | Wedding Dress | Lillian West | Bride’s Shoes | Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses | Allure Bridals | Veil | Susan Gadegaard | Hair | Lowe Locks | Makeup | Face by Catalina | Submitted via Matchology