Il Mercato Style Shoot

Sapphire Events paired up with Wedding Paper Divas to create an ethereal and timeless wedding inspiration shoot. This unique shoot, shot entirely on film by the talented, Catherine Guidry, was inspired by the Mcleod dress hand painted by Kate McDonald. The combination of the soft pinks and statement gold foil accents in the dress influenced the decor of everything from the flowers down to the delicate stem of the wineglasses, all with the backdrop of the New Orleans event space, Il Mercato.

The soft pinks and pops of color in the flowers, created by floral designer, Kim Starr Wise, echoed the feminine feel given off by our two brides, Ashley and Courtney. The way Ashley’s neutral dress with metallic belt complimented Courtney’s hand-painted dress symbolized how the two girls’ personalities compliment each other and also tied in the rose gold of the their engagement rings. Melissa’s Fine Pastries followed Kate McDonald’s lead by hand painting the cake to be a replica of the Kate McDonald dress.

While this shoot was stunning at first glance, the couple’s story behind the pictures gives meaning to the aesthetically pleasing set up. Courtney and Ashley are eagerly awaiting their upcoming nuptials in New Orleans in March. When Wedding Paper Divas approached Sapphire Events with the opportunity to collaborate on a shoot, Catherine Guidry jumped at the chance to be the photographer and knew she had to use this opportunity to document Courtney and Ashley’s love story.

The partnership of Sapphire Events, Catherine Guidry, Wedding Paper Divas, and Kate McDonald accented by the love and commitment of Ashley and Courtney, created a truly one of a kind wedding inspiration shoot.

Styling: Sapphire Events

Photographer: Catherine Guidry Photography

Venue: Il Mercato

Hand Painted Dress: Kate Mcdonald

Dress: Wedding Belles Stationer

Florist: Kim Starr Wise

Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Rentals: Perrier Party Rentals

Hair: Nicole Pigeon

Makeup: Make Me Up Nola

Linen: I Do Linens

Ribbon and cake table overlay: Silk and Willow

Place Cards: Penned by Palmer