Looking for someone to come in the day before (or even day of your wedding) to oversee a year or more of your best laid plans? That person will not be able to execute anything you’ve planned in the way you think they should. We are here to explain why.
If you are like most couples, managing the wedding day budget is a top concern, whether you are spending a little or a lot. One question our clients ask us often is how many dollars to set aside for tipping vendors on the big day. Here we present some facts about gratuities that you might not have considered when drawing up your budget spreadsheet (but should).
Being a wedding planner and designer means spending a lot of time asking other people questions, so it was nice being able to turn the tables and have someone ask ME questions! Helen, the New Orleans Market Specialist at Borrowed & Blue, reached out to me to learn a little bit more about my business, and about New Orleans in general—and I was happy to help.
Alyssa and Jon are the epitome of college sweethearts. They met during their freshman year at Tulane University and have been inseparable ever since. Jon supported Alyssa through her year long battle with breast cancer and moved to New York City with her when she landed her dream job as the online fashion editor for Marie Claire Magazine.
This is an elopement inspired by the romance and mystique of the city of Venice, Italy! Using a gorgeous red gown custom made for the shoot by Joanne Fleming Design, we set the stage for this inspiration in the misty first light of day at St. Mark's Square off the Grand Canal. I flew with a cake (inspired by Valentino's fashion forward Winter 2015 collection) from New Orleans across the pond to this extraordinary locale.
Exquisite details highlight this timeless eventscape combining the loveliest florals from Gertie Mae's Floral Design and a palette of muted pastels with the splendid architecture of Swan House in Atlanta for a look that's refined and romantic.
St. John went to Tulane and fell in love with New Orleans. After introducing Kelly to the city, they both knew this was the place for them to tie the knot! Kelly, being a very detailed and organized person, made sure everything from the floral decor to the welcome bags was cohesive and perfectly designed to represent them as a couple.
This style shoot, designed by Sapphire Events, was a collaborative effort between Bees Wedding & Event Design, Perrier Party Rentals, and Marissa Lambert Photography.
Sapphire Events paired up with Wedding Paper Divas to create an ethereal and timeless wedding inspiration shoot. This unique shoot, shot entirely on film by the talented, Catherine Guidry, was inspired by the Mcleod dress hand painted by Kate McDonald.
Cheekwood Gardens is a hidden oasis located on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee. Sapphire Events partnered with Twelfth Table to execute a style shoot that would do the beauty of these grounds justice. The Giles Deacon dress perfectly captured the ethereal, romantic feel of the gardens.
Adrianna and Glen wanted to host an elegant affair in New Orleans for their fall wedding and they chose the ever stunning, Latrobe's on Royal for their nuptials. Bringing in glamorous floral arrangements and linens in shades of purples, they truly compliments this historic building in the heart of the French Quarter.
This past summer marked fifty-years of marriage for Roy and Connie Mobley. Their daughter, Paige, knew she had to celebrate this Golden Anniversary in a big way to honor her parents' love and commitment to each other and the beautiful life they had created together.
Cynthia and Paul met through a mutual friend at The University of Florida and after a long game of "hard to get" played by Paul, the two quickly fell in love. They maintained a long distance relationship for 2 years until they finally were able to reunite in Los Angeles. Paul proposed to Cynthia at The Getty Museum overlooking the city at sunset.
This week, I am walking you through everything you need to know about applying for your marriage license in New Orleans. It really isn't as painful a process as one might think! You can expect under normal circumstances to spend about an hour to complete the entire process (sometimes more, sometimes less, so plan accordingly)!
Many of my clients have been asking my advice on having their friend or family member officiate their nuptials. I think this is a wonderful way to personalize such an important part of the big day! Having the people closest to you and who know you well presiding over the moment you marry makes the moment that much more special for many of my couples!