Maison de Tours Wedding: Kayan + Quaid

February 21, 2017

Color Palette:
Burgundy, Brown, Creme

What adjectives best describe your wedding?
“New Orleans” rustic elegance

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church is over 250 years old. It is the church I was raised in, made all my sacraments, and dreamed of walking down the aisle my whole life.
Our reception venue, Maison de Tours, is located on the church square across from the church. The venue has been restored to its original 1855 splendor with an open courtyard featuring a cascading fountain and balconies showcasing beautiful views of the church square.Ultimately, I chose the venues for their historic charm. I wanted guests to feel like they were in New Orleans.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?
My favorite purchase was the Bunk Johnson Brazz Band. The sounds of their instruments filled the air as soon as the church doors opened, setting the scene and tempo for the rest of the night!!!

What was your best wedding day memory?
By far the best part of the whole night was when Quaid convinced me to go upstairs for a bite to eat. While waiting for the keys on the small balcony over looking the courtyard with all our wedding guest, The band began playing our wedding song, We enjoyed an impromptu moment just the two of us.

How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
We enjoy playing games with our families and friends, so our sign-in was large “Jenga” blocks for guests to sign. All the details showcased our personal rustic style. With everything from bull horns and cowhides to sugarcane stalks and feathers.

What is your wedding song?
“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

Bride’s Prep Spot: Maison De Tours | Event Planner: Southern Fete | Caterer: Imonelli | Florist: Tina Guidroz; Flowers and More by Dean | Wedding Cake: Guidry’s Cake Shop | Groom’s Cake: Rickey Meche’s Donut King | Event Rentals: Party Central | Wedding Dress Designer & Boutique: Madison JamesAshley Renee’ Bridal  | Wedding Shoes Designer: Jessica Simpson | Bridal Accessories: Kendra Scott | Bride’s Hair: Kelly Bulliard | Bride’s Makeup: Allison Derouen; Merle Norman | Groom’s Apparel: Jos. A. Bank | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Hayley Paige | Ceremony Music: Patrick Melancon; Borislava Ilcheva; Scotty Walker | Reception Music: The Nik L Beer Band; Bunk Johnson Brazz Band |  Stationery: Inkling Design Studio | Videographer: Ginger and Clove