Blake and Ryan planned their destination wedding at the Tree of life located in New Orleans. They met 12 years ago as Freshmen in high school and have been inseparable since. It's clear that the foundation of their once, teenage love has blossomed into a mature, compassionate, and inspiring partnership.
The wedding day started at an apartment in the Garden District with champagne, bridesmaids gifts and bridal beauty. The modern loft provided the perfect backdrop for Blake and her ladies to prep for the day!
The bride and groom decided on a first look in the beautiful courtyard.
The ceremony took place under the tree of life, finalized by a jumping of the broom. Jumping the broom is a tradition symbolizing sweeping away of all the negative enegery to make way for all things that are good to come into your lives and a call of support of the union from the community, family and friends. Immediately following the bride and groom shared a celebratory champagne toast in the park with their guests.
Festivities kicked off at the innovative and delectable southern New Orleans restaurant, Coquette. The reception, in true New Orleans fashion, was relaxed and soulful. Many toasts of happy wishes were given to the couple, followed by the best fried chicken you've laid eyes on, dancing and love.
Blake & Ryan, Thank you so much for bringing us along to New Orleans for your beautiful wedding! It was an experience we will never forget!
Photography: Danielle Harris Photography
Planner: Bridget Davis Events
Ceremony: The Tree of Life, Audubon Park
Bridal Boutique: Grace Style & Bridal
Rings: Robbins Brothers
Music: Samantha Pearl Music
Floral: The Petal Theory
Videographer: Troy Honnaker
Bridal Beauty: Hair & Makeup By B
Invitations: Paige Poppe
Rentals: Your Event Delivered
Gown Designer: Pronovias
Groom's Wear: Men's Wearhosue
Bride: Blake Patricia
Bridal Suite: Stay Alfred