Romance in the French Quarter

Today’s “Ethan Allen Thornhill” inspired styled wedding shoot features romance in a whole new level! With fabulous details from the French Quarter in New Orleans and a unique blend of rich historical splendor, modern sophistication, exquisite cuisine and old world romance, this styled shoot has the perfect amount of spice to inspire you. As expected from creative vendors like Victoria Stewart of Pirouette and Bloom, Cake Creations by Michelle, Valenciennes and Viola Fine Jewellry, every detail is unique, stylish and absolutely breath-taking. Even her shoes from David’s Footwear were elegant and chic at the same time! The elegant styling of the dress and the tablescapes were noteworthy details that you’ve got to check out! Take a look at these lovely photos from Audrey Mills Photography and Amaros Media to see how dreamy and elegant this styled shoot was.

We’re All About the Details!

Picture this, Guests walking in the charming Garden District with its grand historic mansions and the lavish gardens of St. Charles Avenue, located on the Mardi Gras parade route. Guests arrive stilling holding the gold letterpressed invitations, with hand laid foil detail in the envelope liner and are greeted with cocktails and other delicious flavors served in a romantic vine-covered courtyard before being seated at the beautiful Livingston hand-carved dining tables, surrounded by the comfortable Mackenzie side chairs and the richly dressed Claudia host chairs. Places are held with matching place cards and elegantly printed menu cards with the evenings delectable offerings. The resplendent table-scape of Ethan Allen accents are paired with the elegantly simple Modern Grace dinnerware and Grand Royal Platinum Crystal stemware from Villeroy and Boch. Pirouette and Bloom provided the Gold, green and teal glass marquee vases that are filled with Purple roses, hydrangea, Veronica, cilia, and delphiniums. All surrounded by Italian Ruscus and Tropical leaves. A nod to Mardi Gras of course.Our model is dressed in the stunning “Iris” gown by Riki Dalal, which is a fitting reminder of the french quarter. The gown plays with delicate and embellished lace over nude illusion. The mermaid silhouette highlights every curve while its plunging neckline and cutouts balance out its beautiful flared train for an elegantly daring look.Each piece of exquisite crystal jewelry from “Viola” captures the seductive elements of the contemporary woman, personifying class and fierce designs. Such a stunning gown and jewellry, need no competition, so kept the makeup fresh and feminine and put the bride’s hair in a glamorous woven low bun enhanced with champagne colored orchids. Reminiscent of the great Billie Holiday. The sweet table is set up by cake creations by Michelle. A marbled design, two-tiered caked is enhanced with gold leaf and beautiful white sugar garden roses. Inside red velvet sponge cake is paired with cream cheese buttercream. Two delicate marbled mini cakes are pink and white to complement the decor, the flavors are decadent chocolate sponge paired with a mouthwatering chocolate buttercream in the middle to satisfy the rich taste of our groom.

Take this Advice

Make sure you read testimonials and look at the portfolios of your potential vendors. Don’t be afraid of using many colours in your colour scheme. Think outside the box to make your wedding unique. ~Audrey Mills/Photographer


Cinema and Video: Amaros Media
Equipment Rentals: Villeroy & Boch
Jewelry: viola fine jewellry
Invitation Designer: A Good Day, Inc.
Floral Designer: Pirouette & Bloom
Cake Designer: Cake Creations by Michelle
Shoes: David’s Footwear
Event Venue: Ethan Allan
Dress Designer: Riki Dalal
Dress Designer: Valenciennes
Beauty: alistbeauty
Photographer: Audrey Mills Photography

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