Romantic Mardi Gras Wedding Inspiration

mardi gras wedding inspiration

With today being Mardi Gras, what better way to celebrate than with a little bit of pretty inspiration based around this fun holiday! Today’s shoot, photographed by Krista Mason, marries the edginess of burlesque with the rich details of Mardi Gras, and boasts a dynamic palette of black, gold, and radiant orchid. A lovely color story for a Winter 2014 wedding perhaps?! Let’s hear more from Christina of Simply Modern Weddings, the brains + styling talent behind this one:

Being creole, New Orleans and Mardi Gras is in my blood, so I ran with this dark, rich, burlesque, edgy spin on classic southern traditions. The reoccurring theme we kept coming back to was feathers, lace, and masquerade. I love the mystery of burlesque feather fans and we were lucky to have Fancy Feather create beautiful black ostrich feather fans for us to use at the altar area. These could also be a great alternative to a bridesmaid bouquet. Archive Rentals created a “chapel meets home” ceremony setup by using a mix of wooden pews and plush tufted armchairs that looked so beautiful in the space.

grey and gold invite

mardi gras ceremony inspiration

The Loft on Pine, in Long Beach, was the perfect backdrop for a Mardi Gras fête with its romantic curves of iron, rich wood details, and exposed brick walls.

mardi gras ceremony inspiration

mardi gras ceremony inspiration

mardi gras masks

bridesmaid in mask

black lace top wedding dress

dark pink bouquet

black lace top wedding dress

masquerade masks

masquerade masks

cocktail hour

mask escort cards

Super in love with this gorgeous Krista Jon floral creation! It’s wild + crazy in the best of ways. Kind of like Mardi Gras! ;)

mardi gras wedding inspiration

mardi gras wedding inspiration

deep pink florals

patterned napkin setting

patterned napkin setting

gold candelabra

mardi gras wedding inspiration

dessert + drink cart

And this incredibly pretty cake by Sweet and Saucy really pulls everything together!

gold black purple wedding cake

wedding cocktails

mardi gras wedding inspiration

Thanks so much to the talented team of creatives below for sharing their work with us today + happy Mardi Gras, guys + gals!

photography: Krista Mason Photography // planning, design + styling: Simply Modern Weddings // venue: The Loft on Pine // bridesmaid dress: BHLDN // burlesque fans: Fancy Feather // cake: Sweet and Saucy Cakes // catering: Urban Palate // cocktails: Pharmacie // florals: Krista Jon  // gown + jewelry: Erin Cole Bridal  // hair & makeup: 1011 makeup  // masks: Petal & Thorn // cloud parade vendors: cufflinks from Astali, confetti from Oh Goodie Designs // onsite babysitting: la wedding sitter  // paper goods: lupa & pepi  // rentals: Archive Rentals // bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid’s shoes: Christian Dior

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  1. Awesome details! Love those signature cocktails!

  2. I love the wedding dress! What brand is it?

  3. Such fun wedding inspiration. We love the colorful details.


  4. This looks like such a fun wedding!

  5. Happy Mardi Gras day! Thanks for the feature Jen! This has been a shoot Christina and I have been thinking about for years!

  6. Melissa, The Dress is Vera Wang (Margaret).

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about it! What a fun playful inspiration!

  8. Such an exquisitely crafted shoot- honored that my masks could be a part of it!

  9. thank you for sharing our fun shoot jen, it was such a blast seeing it all come together. so happy your readers could enjoy!!


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