New Orleans Inspiration Shoot
This inspiration shoot from Holly and Britney of Magnolia Pair totally stole our hearts. Married couple Janell and Andre celebrated their two-year anniversary the day before the shoot, and it’s clear their “honeymoon stage” is still in full swing! We love how easily the pretty sterling silver, macaroons, and swirly calligraphy can translate into decor elements for a wedding reception. Thanks Holly and Britney!
From the photographers, Holly and Britney: We absolutely love New Orleans. There is no other city in the US quite like it… From the history, the food, the culture, it steals our heart every time we’re there. So our inspiration started with the city itself. We wanted to create an aesthetic that invited the viewers into a small snippet of Old New Orleans drawing from its European influences and southern charm. Race and Religious, a Creole Cottage located on the outskirts of downtown, was the perfect venue for our shoot. “A masterpiece of nostalgia, Race & Religious is a love song to New Orleans, a whimsical European fairytale, a spectacle of design, and foremost, a family home steeped in history.”
We worked with Maria from Tupelo Honey Design to come up with the invitation design and the sign for the couple to hold “c’est l’amour” and the “bon bon southern style macaroons” tying in the French influence. As for the suitcase with the handkerchiefs, it’s a New Orleans tradition for a bride and groom to have a Second Line Parade in which a Second Line brass band leads them and their guests in a musical parade waving handkerchiefs in the air. We love how that idea played out with the suitcase with the hankies in the glass bottles as a way for guests to ”de choisir” a hanky and join in the parade. It all really came together even more beautifully than we anticipated, and we are so thankful for all the creative minds that made it a reality!
Wedding vendors (New Orleans, LA):
Wedding venue: Race and Religious / Wedding photographers: Magnolia Pair / Invitations and paper goods: Maria Rolfsen of Tupelo Honey Design / Wedding flowers: Brooke Howsley of Pollen Floral Art / Jewelry: Maggie Drake of Maggie Grace Designs / Macaroons: Sucre New Orleans