I had my first meeting with Hope & Matthew at their tasting at the Roosevelt, and they both had all of us laughing the entire time! I could tell immediately that these two were perfect for each other, and the wedding was going to be a fun one. Everyone who has been to New Orleans at Christmas knows that there is nothing more beautiful than the lobby of the Roosevelt Hotel, and I was so excited to be a part of their December wedding. Hope is the type of person that you instantly can connect with and I had so much fun getting to know her throughout the planning process.
They were married in a beautiful ceremony at Immaculate Conception Church, and post-ceremony, the Bucktown Allstars second-lined the bride, groom, and bridal party into the reception. The Allstars are one of my favorite wedding bands, but I may be biased, because I had them play at my wedding!
We have a shared love for our dogs, and they wanted to incorporate their fur family into the wedding. We carved time out of the reception for someone to bring their dogs to the hotel, and they got their photo taken with Hope & Matthew in the lobby in front of all the Christmas lights. Also, they wanted their wedding cake to pay tribute to the Dalmatians, so we came up with a brushed gold cake with one layer covered in spots!
The Groom’s cake was another creation by these two—instead of a typical cake, Matthew wanted a pile of steaks, appropriately labeled Hope’s Beefcake. Needless to say this was a big hit.
Congratulations to Hope & Matthew who have since welcomed a new baby boy to their family!
Planning, Design, & Styling | Satchel Planning & Design
Photography | Lauren Carroll Photography
Bridal Prep & Reception Venue | The Roosevelt Hotel
Church | Immaculate Conception Church
Videography | Bower Productions
Reception Band | The Bucktown Allstars
Florals | Poppy & Mint
Paperie | Invitations by Fergie
Mirror Signage | Smallchalk