What this bride did at her New Year’s Eve ceremony will amaze you

When a client comes to us and says she wants a wedding unlike any other, it definitely gets our attention. A year before her event, Brandi and I connected over our mutual love for pugs and her desire to host an elegant, gothic wedding to her beau. Using the operative words “ghostly romantic, lightly victorian, and darkly ethereal” we set out to make Brandi’s dream come true. This San Francisco-based couple valued great taste, an intimate setting, and a nod to technology (the groom is a senior Dropbox employee) combined with their love of the romantic mystique of New Orleans.

To top it all off, the big event was to take place on New Year’s Eve, and we LOVE an intimate, heartfelt celebration to ring in the new year! Complete with a Twilight-inspired ceremony installation (you must see this!) at the historic Beauregard Keyes House in the French Quarter, we incorporated pink lace details, rich black velvet, the scent of incense, and deep reds and burgundy for a gothic chic design that was the perfect fit for Brandi and Kevin. We located two ideal venues in the hauntingly romantic French Quarter and planned a second line from the BK House to Muriel’s with a departure at 11:45pm in time to view the fireworks display at the riverfront to ring in the new year.

The glorious boxed invitation suite designed by Lehr and Black was the perfect introduction to enliven the senses as guests prepared for this intimate NYE celebration. The newlyweds kicked off the reception wiht a ceremonious champagne pour over a tower of vintage coupes and a selection of bespoke cocktails prepared by The Grand Bevy.

Take a peek at the images from Eric James Photography for a glimpse into this celebration of a new year, new life, and new love!