Post # 1
I’m having my wedding in New Orleans. I live here, and my family lives in Baton Rouge and some very far north. My fiance’s family all lives in Slidell. I want my theme to be New Orleans related but not crazy like Mardi Gras or overkill fleur de lis, because not everyone is into that. I want it to me more like historic New Orleans maybe a little vintage like. I just can’t decide exactly what will tie everything together. Like what the center pieces, invites and favors should be. Help me decide! Or maybe any ideas you have done?
Post # 3
We’re having our wedding in Charleston and going for that Charleston-vintage-romantic type theme. For our centerpieces we’re just doing something simple with milk glass vases and light pink flowers. For our invitations we’re hoping to incorporate Magnolia blossoms. Maybe incorporate some local blooms in your centerpieces and invitations. And for favors we’re thinking right now of doing small packets of tea and lemonade mixes. You could do something like that or maybe a gumbo spice mix or something similar? I don’t know if any of that helps, I know Charleston and New Orleans are different but I figured they’re both Southern so it couldn’t hurt to suggest these things.
Post # 4
I would perhaps stay away from the Mardi Gras colors as that would have the potential to get corny really quickly.
Perhaps pull in a color scheme instead that pays homage to the amazing architecture of historic district of New Orleans. the city is known for it’s use of taupe and salmon peachy colored buildings that stand in contrast to the cream accents and wrought iron finished and balustrades. Like this building for example.
perhaps you could incorporate famous streets from around the city as your “table numbers”? You could make the signs look much like these.
Since New Orleans is a coastal city. People tend to think of the vegetation of the wetlands down there. Draping moss, live oaks and lots of species if Palmettos. Perhaps marrying moss and large full southern blooms (roses, magnolias, gardenias) in muted tones could give you a vintage southern feel
I know you don’t want to go overboard with the fluer de lis, but perhaps using them to pull in the wrought iron element might be a nice touch. Or pull in this element for something like your place cards
The other thing I can think of is all of the gas lanterns that the old city is known for. you can hang old style lanterns to give it that old world new orleans feel without seeming hokey
Post # 5
I say pay homage in the form of Nawlins! I’d def have some beignets on a dessert buffet. Some bread pudding (in addition of course to your cakes), with bourbon sauce. I absolutely DIE for crawfish etoufee btw. mmm! And get some coffee from Cafe DuMonde.
Touches here and there. Nothing overkill.
I could see the buffet areas draped with some beads here and there. Some tall centerpieces, maybe with the beads draped at the base. A mardi gras mask here and there. Neutral colorscheme with pops of color.