Arte by CheyAnne & Vanessa
I have adored Belinda from our first meeting. She’s so elegant and classic…..and dramatic. :) In a good way!! She was in theater so I teasingly call her my drama queen. But really, her theatrics and natural beauty are part of what make her photos so stunning! I forgot how much I loved this set of photos until I sat down to blog them. There are so many that have such a timeless look that it’s hard to tell if they were taken in 2013 or 1913.
Belinda had done a lot of the planning in the way of details that they wanted incorporated. I always love personalized details because it adds so much more to the day, and people that know the couple really well appreciate the extra thought that goes into those items. There was lots of family memorabilia and photos on the guest table, including Mark’s deceased father’s U.S. flag from serving in the military. There was also a shadowbox with a photo from the proposal and a magnolia from the tree they were under at the time. How sweet! Under the photos on the table was fabric from the train of Belinda’s mother’s wedding dress. The ring bearers “pillow” was actually Mark’s father’s old bible, and the flower girl’s basket was one that Belinda carried in her Aunt Annette’s wedding. That’s just a few things!
The day itself was absolutely beautiful! A gorgeous April day in New Orleans. Mark, the groom, he was wonderful too. He’s a bit more reserved than Belinda, but he does his best to keep up with her — including the occasional vogue face with her! Haha! His best man made a spectacular toast that really summed up Mark as a stand up guy and a successful man. I was impressed! And the ladies did a fabulous job with their toasts too — adding some humor to the night starting out with a little bit from the “Bridesmaids” movie. They were hilarious! And then of course things turned sweet and tears soon ensued. :)
It was such a beautiful day. Thanks so much for allowing us to be a part of it! Enjoy!
Hair: Flawless Bride
Makeup: Flawless Bride
DJ/Band: Louisiana Spice
Catering: Elm’s Mansion
Florist: Bee’s Wedding and Floral Designs
Videographer: Second Line Films
Event Design/Coordination: Sapphire Events NOLA
Stationery/Calligraphy: The Perfect Gift Shop
Lighting: Luminous Events
Cakes: Melissa’s Fine Pastries
Party Rentals: Your Event Delivered
Wedding Rings: Quarter smith
Bride’s Gown Designer: Eve of Milady
Bride’s Gown Store: Pearl’s Place
Bride’s Shoes: Glint from Nordstrom
Bride’s Jewelry: Family Heirlooms and Vintage finds
Bridesmaids’ Attire Store: Macy’s
Men’s Attire: John’s Tuxedo