New Orleans Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

One of our all-time favorite decorative accents is Spanish moss. It immediately brings to mind Southern tree-filled expanses, even when the South is nowhere near in sight! Kate Ignatowski and Mimosa Florals brought a little bit of the South to Brooklyn, NY in this New Orleans inspired wedding shoot, with endless modern elements guaranteed to inspire you.

New Orleans inspired wedding ideas - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, Kate Ignatowski: We shot at 501 Union, a newer venue in Brooklyn, and immediately pictured a bayou, New Orleans vibe with lots of candle-light to go with the modern, refined elements of the space. How could you not have a cognac tasting at that bar! We had the calligrapher create a menu with the couple’s favorite cognacs and included assorted decanters for an intimate feel. We thought a couple that included a cognac tasting would have an appreciation for great food, so we went with rich cakes and assorted chocolates for dessert. To inspire foodie-loving couples, we displayed thoughtful, individually written recipes for each guest as their favor.

pastel wedding invitations - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

yellow flower arrangements - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

yellow eucalyptus bouquet - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

wedding ideas - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

pastel wedding invitations - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

unique ketubah - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

New Orleans inspired wedding ideas - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

candle table runner - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

braided wedding hair - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

momofuku wedding cake - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

New Orleans inspired wedding ideas - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

Spanish moss was a major element used to tie in the bayou feel. We draped it from the ceiling, drenched the tablescape with it, and incorporated bits in the altar piece. I LOVE the asymmetrical design in the altar with the moss + garden floral elements tied together with orange and gray ribbon. We kept with pops of yellow and orange to compliment the cognac and grays to complement the moss. The invitation suite has a splash of yellow-orange along with hand written gray graphite for a modern touch.

candle table runners - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

place setting - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

New Orleans inspired wedding ideas - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

glam wedding reception - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

New Orleans inspired wedding ideas - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

elegant wedding ideas - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

New Orleans inspired wedding ideas - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

ceremony inspiration - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

elegant receptions - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

romantic wedding details - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas

elegant dessert table - photo by Kate Ignatowski http://ruffledblog.com/new-orleans-inspired-wedding-ideas


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Kate Ignatowski / Floral Design and Concept: Mimosa Florals / Venue: 501 Union (kara @ 501union.com) / Wedding Dress: Jillian Fellers / Hair: Andy Tseng / Makeup: Anny Chow / Wedding Cakes: Momofuku Milk Bar / Rentals: Patina Vintage Rentals / Assorted Decanters and Glasses: Anthropologie and West Elm / Invitation Suite: Bella Figura / Calligraphy: Primele Creative Studio / Couple: Emilia and Wil Schobeiri

8 comments
  1. Kate Ignatowski

    Thank you so much for sharing our shoot!!

  2. Jillian Fellers

    I’m so excited to have my gown on Ruffled! Thanks a million to you and the amazing Kate Ignatowski!

  3. Valerie

    Love the groom’s suit! Do you know the designer?

  4. Emilia Jane

    Beautiful work Kate! It was so fun being a part of this :-D

  5. tbrides

    nice work kate, I’d love to share this with my friends, so excellent!

  6. Wedding Day Countdown

    Such a beautiful wedding theme and cute couple. Love the minimalism of the dress.

  7. Lilli

    Thanks so much to Ruffled for posting our shoot. Just so much fun to work with Kate and our amazing team of artists! Xo to all.

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