Some people are instantly likable. As soon as they smile you know that they are the kind of person who will be easy and fun to work with. We had never met Jenna & Zach, nor their parents which admittedly is always a little anxious moment. But before we could say “hello” we were welcomed with the warmest of welcomes and felt part of the family instantly. Sticky and I also have a lot in common with this bride and groom. Neither one of them have ties to New Orleans, they visited and loved it so why not have their wedding there. We had the same approach to our wedding 4 1/2 years ago. What is so great about a destination wedding is the experience that everyone who attends gets to have. For the most part each guest is on vacation and for some in a new part of the world they have never visited. The cherry on top is that they get to attend a gorgeous and fun celebration! And when it came to throwing a great party Jenna and Zach did not disappoint. Jenna’s mother Ann did an amazing job putting together this extraordinary event. She had some of the best in New Orleans to work with (those amazing vendors are listed below). It was very evident that the bride and groom and their parents wanted everyone to have a wonderful time and they did not disappoint.
I have to break this wedding post up because the rehearsal dinner was fabulous in and of itself! Our friend and super photographer Regis Chen came in from Southern California to photograph with us. We were all blown away by this St Patty’s Day Rehearsal at the New Orleans Wax Museum. Complete with a New Orleans specialty, the Pimm’s Cup. The main room was transformed into a warm and intimate space with the color of the day dancing on the centerpieces. Guests enjoyed a gourmet meal while listening to some wonderful speeches from Jenna and Zach as well as their closest family and friends. It was a fantastic way to kick off the wedding!
Event Planner: Get Polished Events
Florals: Bella Blooms
Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries
Paper: Tupelo Honey Design
Rentals: Event Rentals
Stay tuned for the wedding post!