Sylvia Weinstock cake at Latrobe’s on Royal

three tiered white cake iwth sugar floewrs in a dark room with yellow walls

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!

Beautiful white strapless wedding dress hanging from a personalized hanger in a doorway

Manolo Blahnik white wedding shoes

Classic solitaire silver engagement ring sitting on white lace

Classic white and black wedding invitations in cursive sitting on top of a toile pattern

Bridal bouquet wrapped in white silk ribbons with pins of grandparents in the stems

Bride and grooms wedding rings stacked on top of the wedding invitations

Bride putting on perfume in her white trumpet style wedding dress

Bride posing in her wedding dress with her long veil over her shoulders holding her white and peach colored floral bouquet

Lush White, pink, yellow and green bridal bouquet

Groom in a black tux reading a letter from the bride

Grooms black and white tux with a white rose boutonniere

Bride and groom doing a first look while the bride fixes his hair and her long white veil flows in the wind

Bride and groom kissing in her wedding gown and his tux in front of an iron gate

Bright red and purple floral table arrangements on top of a plum purple linen

Tall Bright red and purple floral table centerpieces on top of a plum purple linen

Two large pink and purple floral arrangements on either side of the entrance door to the wedding venue

Tall, lush floral arrangement in front of a mirror with pink and red roses and purple flowers

Bride holding her white floral bouquet with her grandparents pictures pinned to the stems

Mercury glass candle holders and tea lights on a purple table linen

Bright red and purple floral table arrangements on top of a plum purple linen

Four tier white wedding cake with pink and white flowers placed on each tier sitting on a plum purple table linen

Bride and groom kiss in front of green entryway doors with two beautiful floral arrangements

Pink roses, purple hydrangeas and pink orchids in a mercury glass vase on a purple table linen

New Orleans second line band playing the saxophone   and trumpet

Bride and groom kissing under their second line umbrellas with the jazz band in the back

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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