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Felicity Church + Il Mercato | New Orleans Wedding full of greens, velvet and love!

Jan 4, 2024

All hail Krewe du Drackett! Since we’re getting in the Mardi Gras spirit here in New Orleans, we are throwing it back to this winter wedding around carnival time in 2019! The sweet couple got married at Felicity Church, a restored venue preserving the history of the church, but bringing new life to wedding ceremonies in Uptown Nola.

Kelly and Hunter then second lined to celebrate their marriage at Il Mercato – where the guests were greeted by a masculine winter wonderland! Lush greens by Kim Starr Wise cascaded everywhere adding movement and whimsy! French blue velvet linens added a sultry texture, and candles created a glow on every surface! Tiered king cakes served as the wedding cake and a nod to the Nola season! After grabbing a hand rolled cigar, guests could relax in one of five lounges around the venue, creating a welcoming comfortable environment for conversation and revelry! And for those with their dancing shoes on, brass horns blared all night long! It was quite the experience and we were honored to be a part of it!

Planning and Design | Elyse Jennings Weddings

Photography | Love is Rad 

Dressing Location | Windsor Court Hotel

Ceremony Venue | Felicity Church

Reception Venue | Il Mercato

Florist | Kim Starr Wise

Second Line Band | Kinfolk Brass Band

Second Line Coordinator | Frenchmen Street Productions

Second Line Drinks | Brady’s Wine Warehouse

Ceremony Music | New Orleans Classical and Jazz

Band | Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Catering | Joel Catering

Bakery | Bittersweet Confections 

Tables, Chairs, Hedges + Festoon Lighting | Perrier Party Rentals

Lounges, Wood Tables + Wood Bars | Distressed Rentals & Revival 

Round Back Chairs | Element 

Linens | Nuage Designs

Speciality Lighting | See Hear Productions

Cigars | Cigar Factory New Orleans

Transportation | Hotard Coaches, Bonomolo Limousines, and Unique Transportation

Custom Monogram | Shuler Studio

Monogram Band Backdrop + Cake Topper | Kolorize

Second Line Handkerchiefs | The Polka Dotted Bee

Cups, Napkins , Matches + Koozies | Allie McNairy Stationery 

Hair | Signature Beauty Group and Kathy Cotta

Makeup | Signature Beauty Group

Wedding Dress  | Monique Lhuillier

Wedding Dress Salon | Casa de Novia Bridal Couture

Bridal Shoes | Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaids’ Dresses | Monique Lhuillier

Groom + Groomsmen’s Attire | Perlis Clothing

Rings | David Gardener’s Jewelers

Elyse Jennings Weddings, Il Mercato Weddings

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