What do you think of when you hear New Orleans? A city that survived? A party that never ends? A place rich in history and architecture? Well, all three of those present themselves as a trifecta in this amazing wedding photographed by Crystal George of Crystal George Studios.
Like New Orleans, Emily and Courtney are a couple who had been through a lot as individuals before their life paths crossed, and this wedding has a Mardi Gras theme, creole style food and a building that has beautiful lines. It is also a great example of a DIY feast for the eyes!
Emily had each of her bridesmaids give her a pair of their own comfortable shoes to make over for the wedding, so she presented each of her attendants with an upcycled version of their shoes along with fun masks to wear. Their bouquets were also functional for the wedding, yet they were comprised of several pieces that could be worn as brooches and accessories long after the wedding was over. Being a hair and makeup artist, Emily also did the hair and makeup for herself and her bridesmaids… quite a task on her own wedding day!
Emily also wrote an article for the pages of our 2012 clutch, the bride’s guide to have and to hold, and you can pick up a copy locally or click HERE to see more of her wedding photos and read her wedding story starting on page 64. Ok, enough reading. It’s time to enjoy this beautiful wedding.
Photography: Crystal George Studios
Hair and Makeup: Bodyworks Day Spa & Salon
Ceremony Venue: Grace Memorial Episcopal
Reception Venue: The Aviary
Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang at David’s Bridal (customized)
Maid’s Shoes & Masks: Customized by Bride
Cake: Family & Friends
Catering: Avenue Foods
Bouquets: Custom by Skull Fly
Band: Almost Brothers
Lighting: Castle Event Lighting
Videography: Lynchburg Live
Tux: Men’s Wearhouse