Elizabeth + Jolly – Saint Joseph Abbey + Southern backyard wedding

February 8, 2016

Take Southern traditions like bourbon, antique wedding rings, lace, bow ties and letterpress and you add an amazingly fun, down to earth and inspiring couple – you get a wedding that is not only elegant, steeped in tradition and so super stinking sweet but also a backyard party that is cozy and laid back – until you break out the pickle backs and you get just the right amount of rowdy :)

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Most elements of the day, like the florals, cake & custom Satchel koozies, were a labor of love – giving proof to their amazing support system of friends and family.  The day started with getting ready at Elizabeth’s parent’s beautiful waterfront home.

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Elizabeth and Jolly both wear antique wedding rings from great-grandparents, each inscribed with their initials and wedding dates.  Elizabeth carried a custom Satchel bag covered in lace from her wedding dress.Lace Antique Wedding Rings New Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard WeddingNew Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard Wedding

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Meanwhile, the guys prepped at the most adorable Southern Hotel in Covington.New Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard WeddingNew Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard WeddingBowtie New Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard Wedding

Elizabeth wanted to make sure she and Jolly could have a moment together before walking down the aisle.  She was sneaky and brought the bourbon – because as we all know, a couple that drinks bourbon together, stays together, teehee!St. Joseph's Abbey New Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard Wedding

Elizabeth and Jolly chose the gorgeous, historic Saint Joseph Abbey for their ceremony.New Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard WeddingNew Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard WeddingNew Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard WeddingNew Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard WeddingNew Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard WeddingNew Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard WeddingNew Orleans Wedding Photographer Winter Southern Backyard Wedding

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For the reception, Elizabeth’s parents property was scattered with gorgeous white floral arrangements, candles, delicious Southern fare, firepits and warm plaid blankets for guests to stay warm.

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Elizabeth & Jolly – Oh my goodness THANK YOU for having me and Martin there, not only to document your spectacular wedding but also as friends and guests.  We think you’re pretty rad and we love you!

Hotel/Getting Ready: Southern Hotel

Invitations & Save the Dates: Greta Mantooth of Ladytooth

Printing: Presshaus LA

Map design (invitation liner): Lane Huerta of Lovelane Designs

Ceremony: Saint Joseph Abbey

Celebrant: Fr. Matthew Clark O.S.B.

Reception: private home

Gown: Bleubelle Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Melanie Helmers

Groom’s Tux: custom made from John B. Rourke

Custom handbag & koozies: Satchel

Florals: Shea Slemmer

Cake: Lily Brown & Tray Crow

Catering: Benedict’s Plantation

Band: Joe Simon Jazz Trio

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