Adrianna and Glen wanted to host an elegant affair in New Orleans for their fall wedding and they chose the ever stunning, Latrobe’s on Royal for their nuptials. Bringing in glamorous floral arrangements and linens in shades of purples, they truly compliments this historic building in the heart of the French Quarter. The couple originally met when the bride was working at 1OAK in Manhattan. Considering this was such a huge part of their love story, they wanted to incorporate this into their design and had her left over business cards hand calligraphed as the escort cards. Another amazing detail for this wedding was the cake, designed and created by the incredible Sylvia Weinstock. Weinstock is a personal friend of the family’s and wanted to gift the newlyweds with a cake, which was created in New York and shipped on a plane to New Orleans just for this special occasion.
The couple had planned and designed their wedding on their own, and six weeks from their wedding date decided it would be a wise investment to put their trust and confidence in a professional to make sure their big day went off without a hitch. They reached out to me and inquired about “day of” coordination (which, we all know, does not actually exist), and I had the opportunity to educate them on the value of hiring an event manager to take care of the details for their big day. As expected, this service was much more in lined with what the couple expected for their big day, and we began communicating each other from the time they signed the contract, advising the couple on all of the final elements of their planning that they had left to complete.
There was one unusual request: Sylvia Weinstock was a family friend of the groom, and while she could not travel to New Orleans to attend the destination wedding, she agreed to bake the couple’s wedding cake. The cake was to fly down in a crate a few days prior to the wedding, and would need to be stored and transported to the event venue on Saturday. The couple asked if I could help them troubleshoot this *tiny* detail, and of course I was happy to take on the challenge!
I had arranged with one of my long-time industry friends who was a cake baker herself and knew Sylvia’s work very well. I arranged to pick up the cake from the airport, and drive it to my friend’s bakery, where she had just enough space in her cooler to keep the cake chilled until Saturday. We also arranged to recruit her help in placing the stunningly detailed signature sugar flowers that Sylvia Weinstock’s designs are known for. When the clients learned that I had a solution in place for them within a few hours of our initial phone call, they were thrilled.
The day of the wedding proceeded beautifully! A bit of seasonal rain was in the forecast on wedding day, but just as it was time to stage the first look at a park outside the French Quarter, the rain stopped and the photos were perfect! We sent our bride down the aisle for her intimate ceremony at Latrobe’s on Royal, followed by a decadent meal at the venue. After a seated dinner in The Grand Banking Room at Latrobe’s the guests moved into the covered courtyard where DJ Chachi, the couple’s favorite DJ in New York, played the best dance music until the end of the night. It was an epic destination wedding celebration we will remember for years to come!
Planner and Designer: Sapphire Events | Venue: Latrobe’s on Royal | Hair: Nicole Pigeon | Photographer: Greer G Photography | Florists: Bella Blooms | Cake: Sylvia Weinstock | Videographer: Harmonic Films | Ceremony Music: Pan String Quartet | Reception Music: DJ Chachi | Second Line Band: Kinfolk Brass Band | Second Line Police Escort: Selby Securities
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