Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Just because she's FABULOUS

My artist/writer/creative/PR friend Jesse Hendrix-Inman was a blushing bride this past spring and she had such a unique and memorable wedding that I just have to share it. All of her planning ideas exemplified who she is as a person, artsy and fun-- and where she loves to be, New Orleans!

I did her makeup!
Jesse and Jamez (jay-MEZ) got married on April 27 at the stunning Unitarian Church on Archdale Street and were received at Gage Hall, just down the way, in a New Orleans fantasy- themed bash. Jesse wore a dress that was handmade by her mother, tres Audrey Hepburn, a chic birdcage veil (read about her on Unveiledbridaldesigns.com here!), and red satin shoes. Her bridesmaids wore fire red dresses and carried candles down the aisle instead of bouquets. The groom and groomsmen wore grey pinstripe suits, red vests, and pimpin' fedoras. The ceremony was a touching celebration and in such a beautiful venue.

The Unitarian Church, so pretty

Guests received mardi gras beads as they walked out of the church and cool mint juleps as they entered the reception. The decor was red and festive with beads and masks placed throughout. Mediterra Catering cooked up some bayou classics like gumbo, cajun catfish bites, roast beef po-boys (OMG so friggin' good) and crawfish bread! The cake was a decadent chocolate raspberry party in your mouth.

Everyone got down to the tunes of the River City Dixieland Jazz Band, and they even got in on the action! The newlyweds were even treated to an impromptu acoustic performance of, you're reading it right, "Jesse's Girl" by the bride's sister Britt and her fiance, Jeff, who are both in a band in Nashville.

This wedding was the antithesis of a stuffy, traditional affair; it was laid-back, intimate and truly a New Orleans fantasy! Congrats lady!

Flowers by Flowergirls, LLC

Photos by Ron Bailey Photography