Destination Weddings, Wedding Photoshoots

December 8, 2010

Feminine & Romantic: Inspirational Shoot at the Cornstalk Hotel in New Orleans | Part I

We’re so excited to finally share our amazing shoot from January that was inspired by one of my all time favorite towns: New Orleans! I’ve traveled to New Orleans many times and love the people, culture, architecture, food, history, art, and their philosophy to let the good times roll! We started out with a small idea: let’s take our creative team on the road and design an editorial shoot in a different location. New Orleans was really the impetus for all the other road projects we’ve done— and the start of something amazing and special for our team. This shoot will always be my favorite for so many reasons, but each time I look back at these gorgeous images I’m reminded of the energy felt on Royal Street that day.

Our team started with our talented photography crew: Carla Ten Eyck, Katie Slater, Sara-Code Kroll, and Carla’s studio manager Dodie of Carla Ten Eyck Photography. The gorgeous fashions, accessories and styling of our models was the vision of Beth Chapman from The White Dress by the Shore. Tony from Datura: A Modern Garden designed all the gorgeous floral and collaborated with me on our epic tablescape! Jennie Fresa and Nedelyn Perry of Jennie Fresa Beauty Library composed our beauty team and created gorgeous looks for our models. To top it off– our friend Tom from Vantage Point Films was there to document the entire trip. You can see his incredible video here! Diana and I round out the rest of the team, accompanied by my friend and colleague Samantha Darr of soirrebliss! in Houston, Texas who came down to hang out and help!

Our morning started off at the historic Cornstalk Hotel, which, I might add, might be the prettiest Southern inn in the French Quarter. The Cornstalk is most famous for it’s iron cornstalk fence and famous guests (one of which is Harriet Beecher Stowe who was inspired to write “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” after visiting the inn).The Inn sits on Royal Street, which we’d later shut down and stage our entire shoot in it’s heart.

This shoot was inspired by fashion, and included a custom Modern Tousseau created just for our shoot. The bride wore a vintage rose applique by Karen Lindner Designs in her hair and jewels by Haute Bride. The classic black tuxedo was provided by Perlis, and the groom wore a sweet little peony boutionerre. The bridesmaid gowns are part of the  Jenny Yoo collection and were in a shade of grey, accentuated by pink fabric flower sash by Twigs & Honey and jewels by Haute Bride. The hot pink shoes are designed by Poetic License. The pink tulip and pink peony bouquet with tulle hem were created by Datura: A Modern Garden. The pink paper “just married” banner was designed and hand made by posh paperie. Bella Umbrella provided the gorgeous white and pink ruffled vintage umbrellas!

{ images by carla, katie and sara for carla ten eyck photography }

{ photography by carla ten eyck photography; custom “Tia” gown by modern trousseau; vintage rose applique by Karen Lindner Designs; tuxedo provided by Perlis; bridesmaid gowns provided by Jenny Yoo; floral sash by Twigs & Honey; pink and white umbrellas by Bella Umbrella; jewels by Haute Bride; hot pink shoes by Poetic License; pink tulip and pink peony bouquet with tulle hem by Datura: A Modern Garden; paper “just married” banner by posh paperie }

up next: what happens when we shut down Royal Street? much more to come! xoxo

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