January 26, 2020

Il Mercato Wedding | Rachel + Paul

Rachel and Paul’s dreamy, romantic winter wedding at Il Mercato was styled to perfection. I always love working with Brooke Casey Weddings and Il Mercato. Rachel and Paul were so incredibly great to work with, and I was honored to document their special day!

Wedding Planner: Brooke Casey Weddings | Bride + Groom prep: JW Marriott on Canal | Ceremony + Reception: Il Mercato | Hair + Makeup: Glam on Location | Florist: Nola Flora | Invitation suite: Minted | Cake: Pure Cake | Ceremony music: Fine Arts Ensemble | Band: Nola Dukes Band | Second line band: Kinfolk Brass Band | Caterer: Joel Catering | Decor: Luminous Events | Second shooter: Berkley Martin

Describe your wedding day in three words
Romantic Winter Wonderland

Color palette
Gold, white, and burgundy

How did you two meet?
We met online in New Orleans!

How did Paul propose?
Paul surprised me with an evening rooftop proposal in the French Quarter. There were candles, roses, and music playing. It was very romantic!

What are your most memorable moments from your wedding day?
Our beautiful flower archway for the processional, the amazing charbroiled oysters, leading a second line down Magazine Street, watching my best friends grab their cake pulls, and dancing with our friends and family!

Cake flavors
Bridal cake- Vanilla cake with raspberry and chocolate filling
Grooms cake- Chocolate cake with caramel filling

First dance song
Can’t help falling in love with you- Elvis Presley

Where did your guests travel from to attend your special day?
All over the US, from California to Washington DC to Illinois to Florida

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