Claire + Dan | Real Weddings | Belle Soiree Events, New Orleans Wedding Planner

Hello again!

I am doing a mad dash to catch up on showcasing all of Belle Soiree's 2012 weddings. I had a packed year and am NOW getting the time to show them all off!

I first met Claire, her mom Mrs.Lisa, and her two sisters at Starbucks about two years ago. They were interested in having their wedding in New Orleans but had quite a few road bumps. First, the mother lived in Fair Hope, Alabama and the bride lived overseas in London! I would not only have the task of planning a full on destination wedding, but also the task of planning with a mom in Alabama, and a bride who was in another country! No sweat here though! I gracefully took on the challenge! The bride and her mom decided on our full planning package, Planning + Design. If I were to have to search for the perfect words to describe claire I think I would end up with : Grace, Timeless, Traditional, and Old Soul (two words!) Everything they described they wanted fit the bill of an old world, timeless New Orleans wedding. We began head first into the venue hunting. We browsed around many venues and finally decided on (my favorite!) The Chicory! The Chicory features beautiful wood floors, exposed beams, and brick walls. I LOVE this place and it was perfect for what the bride and her mom were looking for. Claire expressed to me that she wanted " a billion" candles. Literally, I think we came close! :) It was very very important to showcase the couple under NOTHING but candlelight. Magical is a way to describe the outcome.

Throughout the planning process, Mrs.Lisa came in quite often to visit with the vendors, explore menu options, and design florals. We translated this all back to Claire who was still living overseas. At the end of the process, I think everyone was over the moon about how it all came together. Take a look...

Claire and her family prepped at the Soniat House and traveled to The Chicory upon getting dressed. 

 MARRIED! I love this moment!

 First dance as man and wife

 New Orleans romance at its finest!

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Thanks to all the wonderful vendors who helped pull this wedding together! Till next time!

Planning + Design: Belle Soiree', New Orleans
Ceremony + Reception: The Chicory, New Orleans
Florals: Bee's Wedding + Event Designs
Candles: Luminous Events
Bakery: Royal Cakery
Stationery: Tupelo Honey, New Orleans
Ceremony Musicians: Fine Art Ensemble