Getting married in New Orleans. Any referrals?

posted 6 years ago in New Orleans
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Do you have your venue yet?

Florists: Le Grand Florist 537 Huey P Long Avenue  Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 362-5757

Beth’s flowers–they are on clearview pkwy

Westbank Florist 4901 10th Street  Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 341-4305

Limousines: Alert Transportation 504-525-0500

Photography: Hope Photography by Casie Hope. 504-905-9318

This info was passed on to me from a vendor  here in New Orleans…good luck!

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You should check out the knot.  They have a very active New Orleans board with tons of great vednor recommendations.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hey there! Have you picked a venue yet? Mine is Southern Oaks Plantation. I am in love with the place. My florist is Bee’s. My cakes are from The Sweet Life in Lakeview. Rev. John Zimmer is marrying us. My dress is from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe. Flawless Bride will be doing our hair and makeup. Bill Wolfe from B&M Photo is our photographer. Our wedding bands are from Adler’s. Gem Printing hasTONS of invitations, accessories, etc, as does Rudman’s Cards & Gifts. PM me any time. 

Where are you from? Welcome and congratulations!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Martin’s Wine Cellar if you have to find a caterer – they have great food at really awesome prices. i think your cake can be included with your catering. They also have super cheap drink prices. (Three birds with one stone – can’t beat that)

My favorite New Orleans photographer is Maile Lani but there’s aslo Elizabeth Ray, Greer G, and Twirl Photography.

Some cool venues we looked at: The Chicory, Rosy’s Jazz Hall (seriously, THE nicest people and so accomodating not to mention beautiful venue), Audubon Clubhouse, Hotel Mazarin, Federal Ballroom, Hermann Grima House. We mostly looked at outdoor venues and probably would have picked Rosy’s if our family member hadn’t offered to hold the reception at her house.

Tupelo Honey Design for invitations (but might be a bit pricey – I’m not sure what kind of budget you’re looking at). Also, there is a girl that does letterpress and she calls her company the little blue chair. Her name is Hope Johnson, she is doing my invitations… she’s based out of Baton Rouge.

My dress is from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe, the only other place we looks was Wedding Belles.

I’ve heard nothing but good things about Nola Flora for a florist but we are getting all of our flowers from Whole Foods because it’s like half the price of a florist.

Event rental places – youreventdelivered.com and mrs. vintage rentals – she has AWESOME decor stuff.

I think that covers a lot, hope that helped… happy vendor hunting!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@NCPwedding: 

Sarah Mattix Photography – Photographer

Mybellafilm.com – Videographer

Bella blooms for flowers

groovy 7 for band 

 

 

=)

 

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Here are the vendors that I am working with. Everyone has been WONDERFUL so far:

Planner: Audi brown, Occassions by Audi

Venue & Catering: City Park

Cake: La Louisiane

Florist: Nola Flora

Photographer: Sabree Hill Photography

Videography: Your Day Productions

Music: J. Gray Jazz

 

PM me if you want more details on any of the vendors

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@nolabee39:  Maile Lani was my photographer and she was amazing.  I loved working with her.  Who did you decide on?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@louisianablue:  Went with Maile Lani!! She did our engagements 2 weeks ago. I’m SO excited to get them back. Maile is awesome. I’ve probably seen your photos because I check her blog just about every week haha!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

As for the florists..how are they with silk flowers?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@saintsation79:  I saw your post on another thread – I wish I could help but I haven’t seen anyone using silk flowers in the NOLA area. I would just get some phone numbers and start calling – maybe see if they have photo of some arrangements with silk flowers. Wish I could help you more!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@nolabee39:  Thanks I appreciate you..yes thats what I’ve been doing. I tried Beth’s flowers last month but there was nothing for me to look at and this weekend I’m trying a place in Chalmette.

 

I thought most brides would go for silk flowers since the bouquet will be around after the wedding as a keepsake…or is there some way that fresh flowers can be preserved? Or do some brides just want the fresh flowers because it looks better?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@saintsation79:  You know, my Maid/Matron of Honor and I had a discussion about that. She suggested we make paper flowers – we’ve seen a lot of great tutorials for really cool paper flowers. I just couldn’t part with real flowers for so many reasons – the smell, the look. My Fiance and I really feel this strong connection with nature/natural things. I just couldn’t part with real flowers. Personally, I really like the way that flowers look after they’ve dried. My granmother is really great at drying flowers so that they still look appealing after they’ve been dead awhile. I know that probably sounds weird… but it also depends on the type of flowers you use. There are a few flowers theat keep their color after they’ve died, some that fade, and some that just turn ugly brown.So, if you chose to go with real flowers, you may have to do your choosing carefully. A good florist would probably know what flowers look good dried. I hope that helps!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@nolabee39:  That was a lot of info..thank you…I may peep my head and look at some fresh flowers.

 

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