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Stephanie + Paxton | A French Blue Ballroom Wedding with a Garden Feel

Mar 29, 2019

If this isn’t a fairytale wedding, then I’m not sure what is! From the voluminous ballgown, to the grandeur of the St. Louis Cathedral, and the garden glam drama of the ballroom, this wedding was one for the books! Every moment was over the top yet oh so meaningful, and this couldn’t have been a more special (and in love) couple to help plan with! Congrats again to sweet Stephanie and Paxton, it was a dream bringing this lavish wedding to life with you! 

The long and dramatic aisle was lined with classic cylinder candles and lush pew markers from Bella Blooms Floral. I love how Stephanie’s dress demanded a hand held escort! 

Immediately after the ceremony, the guests paraded through the streets on a second line to the Omni Royal Orleans hotel, where the reception was be held!

The reception sported FOUR luscious beams of flowers: over the ballroom’s entrance, as the cake backdrop, down the 16ft head table, and across the 24ft stage! We wanted drama, and that’s definitely what the florist delivered! 

We also wanted to bring the decor into the ceiling and the three round domes of the ballroom offered the perfect places to add these lush greens!

French blue velvet linens from Nuage Designs offered a luxurious texture and wintery feel to the reception. 

This bride and groom literally could not have been any more genuine, more in love, more thoughtful, or more amazed by the whole day! They were just soaking it in at every turn, and they had some of the nicest and appreciative guests, too! 

Take a peek at their wedding in action through their video trailer!


Planning and Design | Elyse Jennings Weddings

Photography |  Arte de Vie

Videography | Studio Vieux Carre

Ceremony Venue | St. Louis Cathedral

Reception Venue and Catering | Omni Royal Orleans

Florist | Bella Blooms Floral

Chairs| Event Rental

Linens | Nuage Designs

Lighting | See Hear Productions

Monogrammed Dance Floor | AD Event Group

Bakery | Bittersweet Confections

Cake Stand | Fabulous Cake Stands

Band | Big Swing and The Ballroom Blasters

Second Line | Kinfolk Brass Band

Second Line Coordinator | Frenchmen Street Productions

Photobooth | Boogie Booth

Hair and Makeup | Katie Robinson

Invitations and Signage | Scriptura

Calligraphy | Calligraphy by Maria Helena 

Invitation Addressing | Amy Cox Design

Transportation | Foxy’s Limousine Services

Wedding Dress |Valentini

Wedding Shoes | Manolo Blahnik

Bridal Dress Salon | Chernaya Bridal House

Bridesmaids’ Dress | Dessy from Bella Bridesmaids

Groom’s Tux | Billy Reid

Groomsmen’ Tuxedos | Men’s Warehouse

Engagement Ring | Tacori from Boudreaux’s Jewelers


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