Jessica + Steve


I met Jessica through my husband’s work years ago, so when she asked for my help in planning her wedding to Steve (in 4 months!), I couldn't have been more honored.  The couple opted for a ceremony at First Presbyterian (one of my faves) and then a lavish reception at Sentinel - I mean, how could you go wrong with that combo?!

Guests arrived at the church on a beautiful, sunny June day. As they were seated for the processional, Jessica's friend and Opera singer, Sarah Burns, sang while being accompanied by Duo Con Brio.  The aisle was covered with an ivory runner, a single fuchsia peony hung on pew ends and the altar was adorned with three tiers of floral arrangements.  Blum did a fabulous job transforming the church into fuchsia floral heaven. The ring bearer (Jessica & Steve's darling son, Ryan) may have stolen the show for the ceremony, as he sat in a wagon decorated with greenery.  He was the cutest 8 month old in a tuxedo you will ever see! 

After the ceremony, guests made their way to Sentinel's Renaissance Room for cocktail hour, where another trio played music as guests enjoyed Jake's famous crab cakes and andouille sausage bites- a nod to Jessica's Louisiana roots. As the party transitioned into the Grand Ballroom, guests were greeted with a glass of bubbly with an escort card affixed. The room was lit with warm amber uplighting, the stage was covered in garland, and floral was hung at various heights to create an epic backdrop for the band. To top it all off, a classy lounge area by Classic Vintage was provided to give the guests a quick break from dancing. The lounge was accessorized by colorful pillows, mercury votives and a fabulous gold armadillo which sat next to the French mirrored white bar.

During dinner and throughout the night, guests enjoyed music by the talented group, Leisa Hart & Soul Territory, who kept the dance floor hot and packed all night long! The evening was one to remember! 

Coordination: Katy Haley | Photography: Mosca Studio Photography | Floral: Blum | Rentals: West Coast Event Productions + Party Place + Classic Vintage Rentals | Catering: Jakes Catering | Cake: Dream Cakes | Music: Duo Con Brio | Paper Goods: Crave Design | Beauty: Face Body Beauty | Lighting: Think AV | Transportation: Lucky Limousine