may eleventh two thousand nineteen
These Big Apples turned their Big Day into an unforgettable Big Easy Experience. Try saying that five times fast! The energy of the wedding was at an all-time high and nothing was short of extraordinary traditions.
Casey Leigh and Jeffrey is a letterpress wedding suite set in New Orleans, Louisiana. The wedding was held at the famous New Orleans Audubon Zoo. Inside the zoo, the beautiful and historic ceremony was held at the heart of the Zoo’s Sea Lion Exhibit and the reception was celebrated in the luxurious Audubon Tea Room.
We worked with this lovely couple on incorporating a classic and elegant look along with adding the Fleur de Lis motif throughout the wedding suite.
Casey Leigh and Jeffrey’s suite is printed on 5.75 x 8 Natural White 2-ply Paper in Navy ink with rounded corners and edge-painting in navy ink.
The famous Second Line was led by the newly married couple holding uniquely decorated umbrellas. If you are not familiar with the popular tradition during New Orleans weddings, the Second Line leads the bridal party, band, and the guests from the ceremony to the reception venue.
The guests joined in on the celebration dancing and strutting to the lively music with handkerchiefs that were found tied to the wedding programs.
The brass band swinging a rhythmic groove.
The beads placed in the cake are from a New Orleans tradition known as the "cake pull". It gets its roots from an Old Victorian tradition of “ribbon pulling.” Bakers place charms with specific meanings inside the bottom layer of the wedding cake and all the single ladies are given the opportunity to pull this charm from the cake just before it is cut.
Casey lined the outside of her cake with beads that hooked into a bracelet so her girlfriends could wear them after. On the end of the pull, inside the cake, was a charm. What made this event more special was that each charm was unique and had a different meaning. “It’s a fun tradition and a great way to include friends that are not a member of the wedding party.” – Casey
Zoo animals were amongst the many guests that attended the wedding reception.
The culture of Mardi Gras Indians took the New Orleans traditions to the next level. The unforgettable music, intricate dance steps, and eye-popping costumes were a lifetime experience.
Roman Candy Company – What started as a family treat dating back to at least four generations turned into the beloved gourmet taffy sold today through the streets of New Orleans.
Dancing the night away.
Invitations ~ Pickett's Press
Venue ~ Audubon Tea Room
Florist ~ Fat Cat Flowers
Photography ~ Studio Tran (Beebe Tran)
Videographer ~ Dyle Film
Band ~ Bucktown All Stars
Ceremony Music ~ New Orleans Classic and Jazz
Specialty Entertainment ~ Mardi Gras Indian Show