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Who Are You Using?

Wedding date: October 11, 2012
Colors: Silver/Light Gray and Pink
Wedding dress: Custom made wedding dress by Dorie at L'mode Bridal (Orange County, CA)
Veil: Crowning Glory (Brea, CA)
Ceremony: Jackson Memorial Square
Reception: Bourbon House
Photographer: Kim Tran (Orange County/Los Angeles,CA) for wedding/reception. Jacqueline Kay Photography (New Orleans, LA) for boudoir.
Officiant:  Rev. Jerry Schwehm
Second Line Band:  Dr. Jazz and the New Orleans Sound
Cake: Flour Power Confectionery
Florist: Meade Wenzel
Hotel Block: Place d'Armes Hotel
Favors: Not decided yet!
Coordinator: Lulu of WeddingsByLulu
Hair & Makeup: Two Sisters
Decor: Still working on details!
Invitations: Etsy- Kasey Hamel
Wedding Stationary:Etsy-LuluBridal
Rehearsal Dinner: No rehearsal dinner just a welcome dinner at Margaritaville
Registries:  Bed, Bath & Beyond
Welcome Bags: Still working out details!
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Re: Who Are You Using?

  • silverspark7silverspark7 member
    Sixth Anniversary 100 Comments
    edited August 2012
    Oh fun!  I'm adding in a few too...

    Wedding date: October 13, 2012
    Colors: Blue/Purple with Ivory/Green (sounds crazy, I know, but it's not really a color theme...)
    Wedding dress: Allure Couture purchased at and altered at Yvonne LaFleur
    Veil: Yvonne LaFleur
    Ceremony: St. John Lutheran
    Reception: Audubon Tea Room
    Photographer: Matthew Foster
    Officiant:  Pastor Ken Babin
    Second Line Band:  N/A (reception band to play second line)
    Cake: Ambrosia Bakery (in Baton Rouge)
    Florist: Meade Wenzel
    Hotel Block: Literally all over town
    Favors: Cookies
    Coordinator: Yours Truly, and my mom. ;)
    Hair & Makeup: Flawless Bride
    Decor: Fabulous
    Invitations: Smock, through Wedding Belles/Stationer
    Wedding Stationary: Gem Printing
    Save the Dates: Shutterfly
    Rehearsal Dinner: The Irish House
    Registries:  Bed, Bath & Beyond, Dillards, WIlliams Sonoma, Pottery Barn
    Welcome Bags: Making myself with Kentwood Water, Zapps Chips, note, etc
    Wedding Band/DJ: The Boogie Men
    Videographer: Dyle Films
    Menswear: Tuxedos from Jos A Bank

  • edited August 2012
    I guess I'll tag on too :)

    Wedding date: October 20, 2012
    Colors: Dark Teal/Peacock and Gold
    Wedding dress: Ella Bridals
    Veil: my mom's
    Ceremony: Board of Trade
    Reception: Board of Trade
    Photographer: Babs Evanglista (Sam)
    Officiant:  Judge Centanni
    Second Line Band:  Smitty Dee's
    Cake: Haydel's
    Florist: Christina O'Malley
    Hotel Block: Omni Royal Crescent and Country Inn &Suites
    Favors: photobooth pics
    Coordinator: me, and whatever family members I sucker in day-of!
    Hair & Makeup: my cousin
    Decor: doing ourselves, plus Luminous Events
    Invitations: did myself
    Wedding Stationary: doing myself
    Save the Dates: did ourselves (NOLA postcards with stamp)
    Rehearsal Dinner: Tujague's
    Registries:  Bed, Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Macy's, Crate & Barrel
    Welcome Bags: making ourselves (water, mini tobascos, alka seltzer, zapps, etc.)
    Wedding Band/DJ: Jack Magic
    Videographer: N/A
    Menswear: John's?

  • wow ya'll are right around the same time!

    Wedding date: September 22, 2012
    Colors: Dark Purple
    Wedding dress: Pearl's Place
    Veil: my friend is making me one
    Ceremony: Board of Trade
    Reception: Board of Trade (me too!)
    Photographer: Creative Images
    Officiant:  Betty Penton
    Second Line Band:  Kinfolk Brass Band
    Cake: The Sweet Life
    Florist: Nola Flora
    Hotel Block: Country Inn &Suites
    Favors: photobooth pics, handkerchiefs and coozies
    Coordinator: me!
    Hair & Makeup: Kiss and Make Up
    Decor: my mom and I are making some stuff
    Invitations: my friend designed and printed them for me
    Wedding Stationary: dont know yet
    Save the Dates: I made wallet sized magnets with our pictures and info on them
    Rehearsal Dinner: Palace Cafe
    Registries:  Bed, Bath & Beyond and Sears
    Welcome Bags: making ourselves (water, , zapps, asprin, maps and coupons, etc.)
    Wedding Band/DJ: Jerry Lewis (I know, funny name)
    Videographer: My friend
    Menswear: Men's Warehouse
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  • Wedding date: November 9, 2012
    Colors: Purple, Ivory, hints of green foliage (Bridesmaids are in Midnight Blue)
    Wedding dress: Watters Too from The White Dress in Orange County, CA
    Veil: The White Dress
    Ceremony: The Elms Mansion
    Reception: The Elms Mansion
    Photographer: Sam Gregory
    Officiant:  Rev. Fred Powell III
    Ceremony Musicians: Harry Hardin
    DJ: DJ Jack Magic
    Band & Second Line Band:  Coolbone
    Cake: Gambino's
    Florist: Christina O'Malley
    Hotel Block: Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans
    Favors: purple foiled chocolates, hankies
    Coordinator: Michelle & Brittani Adams
    Hair & Makeup: Just Face It
    Decor: lots of candles/lighting and flowers
    Invitations: Bride's Best Friend in Atlanta
    Wedding Stationary: tbd!
    Save the Dates: Save the Date postcards from Samantha Lynn (Daisy Design Shop) on Etsy
    Rehearsal Dinner: tbd.  no dinner just a cocktail gathering for everyone in town.
    Registries:  Bed, Bath & Beyond, Amazon, 
    Welcome Bags: making ourselves (water, zapps, pralines, community coffee, maps and coupons, etc.)
    Videographer: n/a
    Menswear: John's Tuxedos
    Transportation: tbd
    dml
  • Wedding date: October 6, 2012
    Colors: Green, Gold, and Ivory
    Wedding dress: Casablanca from The Bridal Manor Covington, LA
    Veil: still looking
    Ceremony:Saint Louis Cathedral
    Reception: Riverview Room @ Jackson Brewery
    Photographer: Renaissance Photography, Renada rizzo
    Officiant:  Father Maestri
    Second Line Band:  To be continued brass band
    Cake: Cake designs by Meg
    Florist: Christina O'Malley
    Hotel Block: Bourbon Orleans and Hilton Riverside
    Favors: Fleur de lis chocolates, personalized matches, and secondline hankies
    Coordinator: Lulu of WeddingsByLulu
    Hair & Makeup: the Makeup Lab and ringletts salon
    Decor: florist and wedding planner still working on it!
    Invitations: Dubois Expressions, Pepperite
    Wedding Stationary:undecided
    Rehearsal Dinner: Ralph & Kacoos
    Registries: Bed, Bath & Beyond, Macy's, and Pottery Barn
    DJ: DJ Captain Charles
    Menswear: Men's warehouse
    Transportation: Big Easy
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_louisiana-new-orleans_who-are-you-using?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:84Discussion:a7cff3fa-47de-4acd-a262-b108a67314c3Post:b2465419-ece9-44ab-a64e-292cbd0c5822">Re: Who Are You Using?</a>:
    [QUOTE]wow ya'll are right around the same time! Wedding date : September 22, 2012 Colors : Dark Purple Wedding dress : Pearl's Place Veil: my friend is making me one <strong>Ceremony : Board of Trade Reception : Board of Trade (me too!)</strong> Photographer : Creative Images Officiant:   Betty Penton Second Line Band :  Kinfolk Brass Band Cake : The Sweet Life Florist : Nola Flora Hotel Block : Country Inn &Suites Favors : photobooth pics, handkerchiefs and coozies Coordinator : me! Hair  &  Makeup : Kiss and Make Up Decor : my mom and I are making some stuff Invitations: my friend designed and printed them for me Wedding Stationary : dont know yet Save the Dates : I made wallet sized magnets with our pictures and info on them Rehearsal Dinner : Palace Cafe Registries :  Bed, Bath & Beyond and Sears Welcome Bags : making ourselves (water, , zapps, asprin, maps and coupons, etc.) Wedding Band/DJ: Jerry Lewis (I know, funny name) Videographer : My friend Menswear : Men's Warehouse
    Posted by tinkerbek[/QUOTE]

    I'll be very anxious for your reviews and pictures :)
  • Wedding date: November 3, 2012 (77 days! Ahhhhh!)
    Colors: Chocolate Brown, Champagne, and Teal ( technically Oasis by David's Bridal)
    Wedding dress: Sophia Tolli wedding dress at Bel Amour Bridal (Gretna, LA)
    Veil: Bel Amour Bridal (Gretna, LA)
    Ceremony: Cedar Grove Tchoupitoulas Plantation
    Reception: Cedar Grove Tchoupitoulas Plantation
    Photographer: Sonny Randon
    Officiant:  Judge Ross LaDart
    Second Line Band:  n/a
    Cake: Haydel's
    Florist: Artistic Designs Flower Shoppe (Boutte, LA)
    Hotel Block: not sure yet
    Favors: Roman Candy and my mawmaw's pralines
    Coordinator: don't have one
    Hair & Makeup: Kristine at Breck & Co. (Belle Chasse, LA) and my MOH
    Decor: provided by CGT Plantation
    Invitations: Flourish (without ribbon) - Invitations by David's Bridal
    Wedding Stationary: Invitations by David's Bridal
    Rehearsal Dinner: My FMIL's house
    Registries:  Bed, Bath & Beyond
    Welcome Bags: n/a
    Videographer: n/a
    Menswear: Pronto Uomo Chocolate at Men's Wearhouse
    Transportation:  Limo Livery

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  • @danalambert -- We have very similar color things going on for our weddings!  Great taste Wink
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_louisiana-new-orleans_who-are-you-using?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:84Discussion:a7cff3fa-47de-4acd-a262-b108a67314c3Post:65475763-16ca-48cc-a0cb-e7e2f57fb568">Re: Who Are You Using?</a>:
    [QUOTE]@danalambert -- We have very similar color things going on for our weddings!  Great taste 
    Posted by silverspark7[/QUOTE]<div>
    </div><div>@silverspark7 - ha.  very true!  :)

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    dml
  • This looks like fun, I will post mine ;-)

    Wedding date: November 10, 2012 Creeping up fast!
    Colors: Eggplant and Light Almond Bronze
    Wedding dress: Enzoani Couture
    Veil: Bridal of Baton Rouge
    Ceremony: Our Lady of Guadeloupe Church
    Reception: Loews Hotel New Orleans
    Photographer: Studio Tran
    Officiant:  Fr. Toni @ St. Jude
    Second Line Band:  n/a
    Cake: Melissa's Fine Pastries
    Florist: Bella Blooms
    Hotel Block: Loews New Orleans Hotel
    Favors: Donation on behalf of wedding guests to Breast Cancer Research and AIDS/HIV awareness. 
    Coordinator: MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
    Hair & Makeup: Nakia Cameron & Laniece Marie Artistry
    Decor: Provided Loews Hotel/ Bella Blooms
    Invitations: Vera Wang Fine Papers via William Arthur Stationary
    Wedding Stationary: No Clue...yet.
    Rehearsal Dinner: Dooky Chase Restaurant
    Registries:  Bed, Bath & Beyond, Dillard's, Williams-Sonoma
    Welcome Bags: n/a
    Videographer: Dyle Films
    Menswear: AL's Formalwear
    Transportation:  Undecided...HELP!
    Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid (Baton Rouge, LA)
    Reception Entertainment: Groovy 7
    Jeweler: Ava Jackson at Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry


    Hope I remembered everything. ha ha
  • Smitty Dee's performed a second line at my wedding. I found out a year after my wedding that my wedding guests had to pay them several hundred dollars out of pocket when they were threatening to leave before performing (bc a guest passed out in the middle of the ceremony and 911 had to be called; the band got tired of waiting). They didn't play the song that was requested to be played upon the bride and groom exiting St. Louis Cathedral. They LEFT THE BRIDE AND GROOM and proceeded down the street, leaving my husband and I to have to RUN several blocks in our wedding attire to catch up with them!!?!? Then once we caught up, they stopped dancing. They literally WALKED the rest of the way to the reception venue. ALL of their music was monotonous and not exciting. They were the part of our wedding we were most looking forward to showing out out of town guests to give them a NOLA wedding experience. They were the WORST part of our wedding! DO NOT BOOK THEM FOR ANYTHING! They were by far the worst decision I made for my wedding. 

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