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This Moody & Sultry Latrobe’s on Royal Wedding Was a Nonstop Party

May 14, 2024

New Orleans has a sultry soul! One that is moody, dark, inviting and most importantly lively! And this NYC couple wanted to lean ALL in to that energy for their Nola Wedding at Latrobe’s on Royal! This Moody & Sultry Latrobe’s on Royal Wedding Was a Nonstop Party, and that’s precisely why Junebug Weddings featured the beautiful day! The following story is a culmination of the couples sweet sentiments about their day, and the beautiful writing of the Junebug team!

“Olivia and Jordan first met at Tulane, and ever since, the vibrant city of New Orleans held a special place in their hearts. When they decided to have a destination wedding, it was clear that they wanted their special day to capture the authentic essence of the city they love. By choosing to celebrate in the heart of the French Quarter, they were confident that their guests would truly enjoy an authentic New Orleans celebration. From the lively second-line parade to the contagious energy that filled the air, their Latrobe’s on Royal wedding day perfectly reflected the city’s vibrant spirit and their deep affection for it.

The pair aimed for an intimate wedding–like being in someone’s home–and Latrobe’s on Royal was the perfect setting. Their wedding planner Elyse Jennings Weddings advised them to embrace the unique space, which they followed wholeheartedly. Their skilled team of vendors set a moody, old-world atmosphere in the historic courtyard, adorned with lanterns and lush white florals. They said their vows under a chuppah while showcasing the incredible architecture, striking a delicate balance between tradition and the venue’s charm.

The reception that followed had a chic, sophisticated lounge vibe with plush seating around the dance floor and dimmed lights to set the sultry mood. Brimming with infectious energy, the couple’s diligent planning paid off on their special day. Keep scrolling to see the stunning photos showcase the unique, personal details that made their wedding day truly one-of-a-kind–all beautifully captured by Love is Rad.

From Olivia: “Our wedding planning advice is to ensure you feel connected to and understood by your wedding plannerElyse Jennings always created a calm atmosphere and always made me feel like everything was taken care of. It rained on our wedding day, and she quickly pivoted our first look to a new location. Those photos are some of our favorite ones from the whole weekend. Her demeanor allowed us to relax and enjoy each moment, knowing every last detail was thought of.

From Olivia: “My father is an incredible writer and speaker with great wit and charm. He married both of my older brothers, and there was no question that I wanted him to officiate our ceremony. It was important that our officiant knew us intimately. He has a way of speaking that quiets the room and brings people into the moment. Having a chuppah as an element of our wedding was something we wanted. Still, at the same time, we didn’t want to take away from the incredible architecture of Latrobe’s courtyard. So, the four most important people in our lives brought our chuppah towards the end of our ceremony—our two siblings, best man, and maid of honor. Each held a corner of the canopy over us while we exchanged vows. It was an amazing moment and a meaningful way to end our ceremony and head into the second line.

From Olivia: “We are most proud of the energy and vibe that we created. It was a true house party. The second line kicked off our celebration, and how we designed our lounge-style reception kept the energy level high throughout the night. I am proud that we didn’t feel pressured to adhere to typical wedding traditions. We didn’t have a sit-down dinner with speeches—we had a never-ending party. I’ll also never forget dancing the hora with the women in my family surrounding me. I think sometimes it’s difficult for brides and grooms (especially brides) to enjoy the celebration fully. But we were able to be in the moment. We truly experienced our party. They couldn’t get us off the stage.

Planning and Design | Elyse Jennings Weddings

Photography | Love is Rad

Videography | Nathan Willis Wedding Films

Dressing Location | Virgin Hotels New Orleans

First Look Location | Maison de la Luz

Ceremony and Reception Venue | Latrobe’s on Royal

Catering | Latrobe’s on Royal

Florist | Bella Blooms Floral

Bakery | The Sweet Life Bakery

Chairs, Lounges, + Bar Fronts | Distressed Rentals & Revival

Linens | BBJ La Tavola

Ceremony Musicians | New Orleans Classical and Jazz

Band | Blue Rhythm Band

Second Line Band | Kinfolk Brass Band

Program Hankies | The Polka Dotted Bee

Hair | Annie Montgomery Rush

Makeup | Brittney Evans

Invitations + Custom Items | Fine Lines of Katonah

Cups + Napkins | For Your Party

Transportation | Big Easy Limos

Wedding Dress | Liz Martinez

Bridal Dress Salon | Spina Bride

Veil | custom from Galia Lahav

Shoes | Jimmy Choo

Engagement Ring | SLD Jewels

Wedding Bands | Bijou of Katonah

Groom’s Tuxedo | Canali

Bride’s Robe | In Bloom by Jonquil

Bridesmaids’ Pajamas | Daily Sleeper

Wedding Ensemble Steaming | The Wedding Steamer

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