December 20, 2018

Felicity Church Wedding: Tess + Chris

If you could sum up your wedding in three words, what would they be?
Energetic, Lush, Carefree/fun

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
We wanted the ceremony and reception in the same place without forgoing the spiritual/church feel for the ceremony, as our faith is important to us. Felicity allowed us to have the best of both worlds. Also, Felicity is stunning with its exposed beams and bricks and deep New Orleans history, so that definitely sealed the deal. 

What was your favorite wedding detail?
The florals for the entrance staircase at Felicity!! I loved that it was the first thing everyone saw when entering and how Herb made it lush and overflowing. I also loved how it made the whole church smell like fresh cut flowers!

What is your favorite wedding memory from the day?
Either the second line (I didn’t want to do one and Chris did, but I’m so glad I caved and did it…our guests LOVED it!)) or walking outside to the bus for the first time that day and realizing the weather was crisp and cool and PERFECT!

How did you incorporate your personalities into your wedding celebration?
I think the fact that we were the first ones on the dance floor set the tone for our guests to feel comfortable dancing all night! I’ve never met a dance floor that I didn’t like and Chris has never met a party that he doesn’t like!

What is your wedding song?
XO – John Mayer

Wedding invitation suite; wedding gown Bridesmaids dresses Engagement and wedding rings Bride laughing with bridesmaids Bridesmaids toasting Bride and groom reading notes Bride and bridesmaids with confetti Bride with gown; Bride with bridesmaids Father of the bride Bride getting ready; bride putting on veil Bridesmaid crying Bride putting on shoes; bride at church Bride walking up stairs; bride and groom Bride and groom in church Bride and groom in church; bride with bouquet Bride and groom in church Bride and groom outside church Bride and groom outside church Bride and bridesmaids with bouquets Bride and bridesmaids with bouquets; bride and groom under veil Bride and bridesmaids with bouquets Bride and groom with wedding party outside church Groom and groomsmen outside church Florals in church Church florals; church musicians Groom and bride during ceremony Groom and bride during ceremony Wedding ceremony in church Wedding ceremony in church Bride and groom recessinh Wedding cake; first dance Bride and groom first dance Parent dances Bride and groom with parasols during second line Bride and groom with parasols during second line

Prep Spots: Pontchartrain Hotel | Ceremony + Reception Location: Felicity Church | Event Rentals: Perrier Party Rentals | Caterer: The NOLA Food Project | Florist: Herbivore Floral Designs | Wedding Cake: The Royal Cakery | Hair: Ali Vasquez | Makeup: Lynna Vo | Transportation: Alert Transportations | Ceremony + Reception Music: Nola Dukes Band | Second Line: Big Fun Brass Band | Stationery: Minted | Videographer: WeddingLens