New Orleans Masquerade Wedding
Goodness gracious, do we ever have a treat for you readers today. Bride Leslie set out to create a unique wedding, and that’s absolutely what she achieved with the help of her groom, Collin, and family members. She brought on the help of two photographers, Select Studios and White Lab Photography, to paint a perfectly distinctive tale of their vintage-inspired wedding which included masks, stilt-walkers, mimes, a fire performance, and oh-so-much more:
From the bride, Leslie: We wanted to create a unique wedding, a fun celebration! We have been together for 12 years; I met Collin when I moved to Houston from California. Since the day we met, we have not been apart! We currently live in Houston, TX but often travel to New Orleans, and we decided it would be a great city to have our friends and family from all over the states and Mexico to come visit!
We love anything vintage, antique, rustic, circus, masquerade, old films, vaudeville… so that was our theme for the wedding. As entertainment, we had mystery mimes, stilt walkers, a dog and clown act, and a fire performance! Our guests were a mix of high school friends, fashion industry friends, both of our families! We did a lot of DIY and involved our families and friends to help us as much as possible!
Processional: “Opus 23,” Dustin O’Halloran
Recessional: “Jump In the Line,” Harry Belafonte
Dinner Song: “Day-O,” Harry Belafonte
First Dance: “Fade Into You,” Mazzy Star
Father/Daughter Dance: “Come Fly With Me,” Frank Sinatra
Mother/Son Dance: “You Can Never Tell,” Chuck Berry
Bridal Party Processional: “Love,” John Lennon
Wedding Location: New Orleans, LA / Wedding Photographers: White Lab Photography and Select Studios / Wedding Coordination: Amanda Irby / Wedding Venue: Race & Religious / Wedding Flowers: Bride and groom’s mother / Wedding Dress: Jiozei H Reyes / Earrings: Anthropologie / Hair: Bianca Linette Rivas / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Zara and Jerri Moore / Groom’s Mask: Chad Landry / Groomsmen’s Attire: Zara / Wedding Caterer: 1st Class Catering / Desserts: Bride’s Aunt / Wooden Details: Bride’s father / Wedding Music: Tuba Skinny and Salvatore Geloso / DJ: DJ Dayta / Photobooth: Big Easy Photobooth / Wedding Invitations: Royal Steamline