Rachel & Noam were married during the holiday season in a ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton, followed by a secondline to the Nopsi Hotel for the reception. There’s something about Christmas time in New Orleans, and I love the photos of them secondlining down Canal with the palm trees and Christmas lights!
I met Rachel & Noam for the first time at a neighborhood coffee shop where I like to meet clients. We got along so well right away, and realized we lived really close to each other, and I walked by their house all the time. I loved getting to know them better while we planned the wedding, and I also got to know and like Rachel’s family. By the time the wedding got here I felt like I was watching my friends get married, and I was so happy for them on the wedding day!
Our original plans called for a ceremony in the courtyard at the Ritz-Carlton. All week we watched the weather and things weren’t looking great. Ultimately we had to make the decision to move the wedding inside to one of the ballrooms, and we planned for Leaf + Petal to do a floral arch instead of decorating the courtyard gazebo as originally planned. I was watching the weather throughout the ceremony and in touch with the second line band as well as the police to see if the weather would cooperate for the second line. It was a little drizzly, but we decided to move forward with it and I’m so glad we did! The second line made a pit stop at Cajun Mike’s bar where everyone got a Miller High Life in a koozie that said “Rachel & Noam, the champagne of couples.”
For the reception, we designed the inside of the ballroom at the Nopsi along with the long hallway that leads to the ballroom so guests could use the entire space. Johnson’s Tropicals did an amazing job bringing in and constructing crepe myrtle look-alike trees since crepe myrtles weren’t in season. The wedding cake was a focal point in the middle of the hallway leading into the ballroom, and the cake was decorated all around so it was beautiful from every direction.
This group was so much fun and the dance floor was full the entire night, the sign of a great party!
And the vendor team!
Planning & Design | Satchel Planning & Design
Photography | The Masters in Love
Bridal Prep & Reception Venue | The Nopsi Hotel
Ceremony Venue | The Ritz-Carlton
Florist | Leaf + Petal
Bridal Gown | Wedding Belles Nola
Trees | Johnson’s Tropicals
Secondline Band | Kinfolk Brass Band
Cake | Bittersweet Confections
Transportation | Limousine Livery
Photobooth | Boogie Booth
Rentals | Element
Lighting | Luminous Events
Hair | Glam Nola
Makeup | Tisa Camet
Reception Band | Musical Fantasy
Invitations | Scriptura
Secondline Drinks | Cajun Mike’s Bar