A luxe New Orleans wedding inspired by the style of the city

The inspiration for Amanda and Terry's New Orleans wedding was the city itself. We're talking jewel tones, candles, and dramatic décor. Amanda wanted the theme of the day to be "more is more," (maximalism FTW!) which carried through from the food to the table settings, all the way to her wedding gown. One of our favorite details is their floating cake table that held their peacock cake(!).

Just wait until you see when Amanda took the stage with the band to belt a few tunes!

A modern Tuscan black tie wedding with plenty of DIY and style

The theme to our wedding was modern, Tuscan black tie. We had champagne taste on a beer and butter budget. We splurged on the picture perfect venue and catering, but everything else you see was DIY. I hand crafted everything from flowers to centerpieces and signs to decor. They say every wedding has at least one planning nightmare. Mine happened to be the biggest nightmare for me ever. The store I purchased my dress from went BANKRUPT and closed its doors just eight weeks before my wedding!


This aquarium wedding was perfect for a mermaid-haired bride named after a mermaid

My mother named me Madison after the mermaid in the movie Splash, so it only seemed fitting that the wedding take place in an aquarium. We took our first look photos in the "wetlands" area of the Florida Aquarium, and the ceremony was in front of the Coral Reef Gallery.

My favorite part of the venue were the sharks that appeared in our photos. The soft blue lighting throughout the aquarium was beautiful, and the venue was really fun.


Grab a plate of BBQ and check out this music festival backwoods wedding with a "tent city"

We used our love of music festivals as inspiration for our music festival backwoods wedding. We had food stalls instead of traditional catering, a couple of local bands, lots of tents, and an overall casual feel to the whole day. We hung hundreds of feet of string lights and accented the space with hand-painted signs and quirky little details like gnomes and mini VW buses. Guests were encouraged to camp out so there was a little tent city on the property.