If you’re stopping by for the first time today, we highly recommend taking a sec to view Part 1 of this amazing wedding before you scroll any further! Sonia + Cody crafted the most perfect day (with the help of their coordinator, Mint Julep Productions) at the most perfect venue (Race + Religious in New Orleans, Louisiana). They blended their own personal style with some quintessential NOLA magic + the end result was a total feast for the eyes. Hence our gushing + photo-filled two part feature. Oh, and speaking of photos, thanks so much to Ariel Renae for these totally perfect snaps! Let’s see ’em…
Sonia tells us, Cody and I love to play games with each other, so we really wanted to make our wedding fun. We had a tarot reader, a bone thrower, and a professional mixologist. We even got our guests to find their tables creatively. I’m a mushroom hunter, so to share in that experience, our guests found their table by opening a message in the bottle. Inside a mushroom was printed on the back and they then had to find their table by finding their mushroom.
Poppy and Mint Floral Company really outdid themselves with these stunning tablescapes. The centerpiece runners – featuring garden roses, greenery, succulents + moss – totally capture the overgrown feel of the magical city of New Orleans.
Processional: Chelsea Girl – Nico
Recessional: Live Music by The Kinfolk Brass Band
First Dance: Take Care – Beach House
Plan everything you can as early as you can, and when the day comes just let it all go and trust that everything will work out. Enjoy the ride. It’s brief and beautiful, like a sparkler in your life.
photography: Ariel Renae Photography // venue name: Race + Religious, New Orleans, Louisiana // event design: Sonia & Cody // florals: Poppy and Mint Floral Company // wedding dress: Julie Vino // hairpiece: Vintage Comb, off Etsy // bride's shoes: Rachel Simpson // bridesmaid dresses: Modcloth // hair stylist: Chelsea Martin- Fifi Mahony's // makeup artist: Buff Beauty Bar // groom attire: Luca Falcone // paper goods: Cody Dingle // catering: Palate New Orleans // cake: Rachel Skvaril, Fondant Flinger // officiant: Lauren Weinstein // day of coordination: Mint Julep Productions // all signage: Cody Dingle // rentals: Event Rental LLC and Mrs. Vintage