New Orleans Botanical Gardens | New Orleans Wedding Photographer
How did you meet and how long have you been together?
Ben and I met four years ago on an online dating app, and I don’t think either of us ever thought that God would lead us to the person we would marry! We couldn’t be more grateful for His plan and bringing us together!
What were your highlights of the day? Were there any surprises?
Brianna’s highlights. Getting ready with all of my girls, getting time with my parents before the ceremony (first look with my dad), and having both of our families and all of our close friends together in the same place!
Ben’s highlights. Having celebratory drinks at the Ace Hotel with the guys before the ceremony, and seeing all of the people we love most having a blast in New Orleans!
“It’s about you and the person you love most becoming husband and wife. In the end, all the little things don’t matter.”
What advice would you give to other couples planning their day?
I would definitely recommend getting a wedding planner! I would also say, just try and remember what the day is all about. It’s about you and the person you love most becoming husband and wife. In the end, all the little things don’t matter.
What made you decide to have your ceremony and reception at the New Orleans Botanical Gardens?
We were married in City Park at the New Orleans Botanical gardens, because we fell in love with it while visiting the gardens during one of our vacations to New Orleans! It is just so beautiful, and we both loved the idea of being surrounded by the lush greenery and blooming florals on our special day.
Our reception was also in the gardens. We loved the idea of having the ceremony and reception at the same venue. It was also nice that we were able to have the ceremony in the rose garden and the reception around the lily pad pond, so that our guests were able to experience different areas around the botanical gardens. It definitely added to the aesthetics of the wedding as well.
Event Planner – New Orleans Wedding Planning LLC
Videography – Bride and Zoom Films
Catering – City Park catering
Florist – Beth’s Flowers
Wedding Cake – Joe Gambino’s Bakery
Wedding Dress Designer – Sottero and Midgley
Bridesmaids’ Dresses – Adrianna Papell
Getting Ready Attire – The bride and bridesmaids robes were from LeRose gifts on Etsy
Wedding Shoes Designer – Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Hair Dresser – Nicole Pineiro
Makeup Artist – Nicole Pineiro
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel – Ralph Lauren
Reception Music – Mobile Beat
Terrariums – Hobby Lobby Gold geometric tea light holders- Hobby Lobby Mirror and vintage suitcase- Antique mall Picture frames- BHLDN Small signs- Printshop studio on Etsy Gold Geometric sign holders – BHLDN Gold baskets- H&M and Anthropology Gold and glass box- Target Advice cards- Shine Paper and Press on Etsy Mardi Gras beads & masks- Bead outlet in Metairie Guestbook wooden letter L – made by grooms father
Wedding favors – LED batons- Amazon Tinsel wands- Grand Exits on Etsy Monogrammed matchboxes – Gracious Bridal on Etsy
Invitations / Stationary – Vistaprint
Officiant- Steve Trahan with Sensational Ceremonies