Sneak Peek | New Orleans Wedding

Hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday and gearing up for an awesome weekend.  Here’s a couple sneak peeks from the amazing New Orleans wedding we’ve just added to our website (if  you want to see them all . . . and you should, click here)!  Typically we only put more recent weddings on the website, but this 2012 New Orleans wedding was one of our favorites so we couldn’t resist sharing it with all of you.  Their wedding was also featured on the Fab You Bliss site (click here to view), which we were really excited about. Take a look and let us know what you think . . . their Second Line Parade at the end of the evening was one of the best things we’ve ever experienced.  Nola rocks!

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Baby It’s Cold Outside! | New Orleans Weddding Photographer

We couldn’t have picked a more appropriate day for this one — because baby, it IS cold outside!  And since we’re not quite ready to admit that the holidays are officially over (a lot of people are still off this week, right?  And the kids — all three of them — are still out of school, our tree is still up and pretty with its sparkling lights, so we’re still feeling quite festive…), we thought we’d give you just one last dose of holiday-inspired goodness.

We recently had the opportunity to pack up the Pure 7 team and venture over to New Orleans for this incredible editorial shoot.  We were thrilled to work with the lovely and ultra-talented Sapphire Events team, Valerie and Liz, and absolutely adored each and every one of these event professionals who brought this shoot to life.  We had a BLAST on this, and you can imagine our excitement when we learned it would be featured on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book blog!  What an incredible and fun experience — and hanging out with this group of New Orleans wedding professionals made it that much more awesome.

Valerie, owner of Sapphire Events, was the mastermind behind it all, so we thought it best that she give us a little background on the specifics and inspiration for this holiday-inspired shoot.  We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

*After you’ve looked through all the fun photos, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to check out the behind-the-scenes action captured by Alan!

“Inspired by the upcoming holiday season, we designed a modern inspiration shoot with a twist on traditional holiday décor!  We developed a design that diverted from the expected red and green so often used in Christmas decor. The inspiration for this shoot came from a favorite fabric we found in pink and gray tartan plaid – a traditional pattern with an unexpected pop of fun and flirty pink! This fabric was the central focus for the overall design and informed our decision making in selecting the venue, invitation design, tabletop décor, and even the delicious naked cake! 

With mixed metals, white sequins, metallic curly willow, a touch of glitz and glamour, plus the lovely floral centerpieces from Kim Starr Wise, we juxtaposed natural elements with glamorous touches. The venue’s exposed brick, wooden beams, rustic chandeliers, and plentiful natural light pouring in from the skylight above set the ideal backdrop for our holiday scheme. Think about Santa coming down the chimney into this winter wonderland – and having a party to kick off the festivities! The naked cake we designed exposes the structure of the confection’s delicious layers, topped off with a sparkle glaze drizzled down the sides and a touch of the floral scheme to carry over the table top design.

Tupelo Honey executed the perfect stationery suite for our event, incorporating shades of pink, silver and gold with calligraphy that sparkled. How could anyone say no to such an invite? Holiday wreaths and pink flocked trees were festive additions to the backdrop. The contemporary yet cozy lounge area with textured and striped wallpaper, silver couch, and mirrored table is perfect for snuggling up with the one you love! While it may be cold outside, our couple has their love to keep them warm (and hot cocoa, too)! Steaming mugs of cocoa with marshmallows are a staple that this holiday celebration wouldn’t be complete without!  

Cheers to a merry and bright holiday season!”


Event Design and Planning: Sapphire Events New Orleans | Photography: Pure 7 Studios | Venue: Tomas Bistro| Floral design: Kim Starr Wise| Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries | Stationery: Tupelo Honey Design | Rentals: Perrier Party Rentals | Vintage cake table: Mrs. Vintage | Linens:  La Tavola | Tartan Fabric: Mood Fabrics | Wallpaper: Graham & Brown | Hair: Katie of GLOW Hair and Beauty Bar | Makeup: Ashley Sievert | Long dress: Romona Keveza from Wedding Belles and the Stationer | Short dress: Annie by Modern Trousseau from Wedding Belles and the Stationer | Veil: Wedding Belles and the Stationer | Tuxedos: John’s Tuxedos | Calligraphy Print: Lindsay Letters | Models: Barry and Kate Mendelson | Videography: Pure7 Films

lily+matt, a new orleans wedding

when lily, an actress and photographer herself who comes from a family of amazing photographers, contacted us to shoot her new orleans wedding we were totally pumped. one, we love nola and go every chance we get. two, lily is an absolute SWEETHEART whom we have adored getting to know. it is always such an honor to be chosen by fellow photographers and we captured this gorgeous wedding with a combination of film and digital. every beautiful detail of this wedding was executed fabulously, and we can’t wait to be back in The Big Easy for our next nola wedding!

Florist: Nola Flora

Coordinator: Perfectly Organized Inc.

Venue: Pavilion of The Two Sister’s in New Orleans City Park

Cake Artist: Haydel’s Bakery

Band: Bucktown Allstar’s