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:

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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!

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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!

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
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


Comments (17):

  • Emily on June 29, 2016

    Where did the "masks on" sign come from?
  • Elizabeth on April 27, 2016

    I would like to inquire about your dress. I am interested in finding something very similar. I'm getting married in NOLA at the end of this year. I am from the Houston area as well. Thanks
  • Tiffany on May 20, 2015

    gorgeous wedding! We are having a masquerade wedding in NOLA in two weeks. Would love details on where you got your mask. I see an email address but not sure if it is still active. Also, where did you find the "masks on" sign? Thanks!
  • erod on February 27, 2015

    Thanks so much. Love the photos too. Very beautiful.
  • erod on February 27, 2015

    Where was this wedding held? I'm from New Orleans, and I can't identify the location? I love the tone, and photography. We are planning ours for late 2016. The size of this location & tone looks ideal. Any ideas? The top list the location as: New Orleans. Not enough info.
  • ana on July 21, 2014

    your dress is stunning! where did you get it?
  • Krystal Michelle on May 22, 2013

    I loved your theme!! Everything was Beautiful & you looked absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Where did you get you mask?
  • Amanda Hill on May 20, 2013

    The masks were a great touch!
  • leslie on April 20, 2013

    Hi Michelle! My husband and Sister helped me put it together. I collected Albino peacock feathers and ostrich feathers they dyed in tea and glued to mask. you can email me at i will find where i bought the mask. Thx!
  • Michelle on April 19, 2013

    Absolutely beautiful wedding photos! Okay, I have to know - where did you get that fabulous mask with the extra long awesome feathers? I'm looking for something very similar in black.
  • Nell Roberts on April 14, 2013

    This type of theme seems to have been made for this couple - they did a great job!
  • Leslie Rivas on April 12, 2013

    Thank you so much for the lovely feature of our wedding! And to all the nice comments!!!
  • Budget Wedding Invitations on April 11, 2013

    Kinda sent chills down my spine, but still such an amazing and unusual wedding theme! I can't get over the brilliant masks - how fab are they?!
  • stolismos gamou on April 11, 2013

    Unique! Great photo shooting!
  • ????????? ????? on April 11, 2013

    The photos are wonderful. Unique! the vintage idea of decoration is great!
  • nina {nina renee designs} on April 11, 2013

    I never thought a wedding could be creepy, yet, fabulous! :) I absolutely *love* the photos...and the bride's dress is gorgeous.
  • Chloe @Ergo-Blog on April 11, 2013

    This is the coolest wedding!! WoW!!


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