Wedding at The Chicory Featured in Carats & Cake

Wedding at The Chicory Featured in Carats & Cake

Kim Starr Wise Floral Events was recently featured in Carats & Cake for Irene & Ricardo’s wedding at The Chicory in New Orleans. Irene & Ricardo flew all the way from Ecuador to get married in New Orleans!

Like many venues in New Orleans, The Chicory has a storied past and perfectly suited for our foreign couple. What started as a coffee warehouse in the 1850s is now an incredible event space with pressed tin ceilings, real gas lanterns, exposed brick and has the original beams.

We absolutely loved how the floral designs came out in this beautiful juxtaposition with hundred’s of hanging Edison light bulbs in this cozy industrial, yet rustic space.

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Suspended garden roses, regular roses, and spray roses, commingling with lightbulbs in custom designed wood structures that perfectly matched the interior of the venue.

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Their seated dinner for about 150 people, consisted of rows of long banquet tables that were lined with flower centerpieces in different gold mercury bud vases and compotes, incorporating a blush, ivory, peach and burgundy color palette.  I used nerine lilies, burgundy spray roses, blush tulips, plumose, seeded eucalyptus, David Austin’s Kate Garden, ilse spray roses, pink astilbe and smilax vines.

Tiered wedding cake with floral bouquets

Clusters of David Austin Juliet garden roses, blush ranunculus, white anemones and ivory majolica spray roses dotted each tier of their wedding cake.

Floral wedding bouquet

For Irene, I created an asymmetric shaped bouquet, incorporating pepper berries, cafe au lait dinner plate dahlias, jasmine vine, astilbe, David Austin Juliet garden roses, ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus, plumose, and was elegantly finished with ivory silk ribbon.

Featured Vendor List

Reception: The Chicory

Event Design/Coordination: Sapphire Events

Florist: Kim Starr Wise

Lighting: Luminous Events

Wedding Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries

Photographer: Jacqueline Dallimore

Black Tie New Orleans Wedding featured in Southern Weddings

Black Tie New Orleans Wedding featured in Southern Weddings

Kim Starr Wise Floral Events was recently featured in Southern Weddings for Amy and Mike’s Black Tie New Orleans Wedding that took place in early summer of 2016.

This elegant affair took place at Il Mercato – a recently renovated Spanish style venue with one of the most beautiful courtyards in the city. We worked alongside Sapphire Events and many other local vendors to transform the space for Amy, Mike and their 200 out-of-town guests.

The floral design for this wedding incorporated a light, neutral color palette consisting of sahara spray roses, ilse spray roses, vendela roses and wild smilax and leafing muscadine vines that perfectly complemented the simple, yet romantic setting of this courtyard.

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The bride and groom exchanged their vows underneath this acrylic chuppah draped with roses and vines and surrounded by candles.

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The bride’s asymmetric fresh floral bouquet consisted of ranunculus, astilbe, nigella, gardenias, peonies, ivy, white o’hara garden roses and fresh jasmine vines.

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Tables and lounge areas throughout the reception were adorned with fresh floral centerpieces in gold mercury compotes using hydrangea, seeded eucalyptus, quicksand roses jasmine vines, and ranunculus accented by gold vases and votives.

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Featured Vendor List

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Il Mercato

Event Design/Coordination: Sapphire Events

Florist: Kim Starr Wise

Lighting: Luminous Events

Catering: Joel’s

Bride’s Gown Designer: Watters

Photographer: Arte De Vie

 

A Wise Bride Nola

A Wise Bride Nola

Custom Floral Packages, Beautifully within Budget

A Wise Bride was founded by New Orleans event florist and flower expert Kim Starr Wise, to provide exquisitely designed flowers to weddings working within strict budgets.

She has created flower packages for every taste –from bohemian and natural to romantic and elegant. Our arrangements range from classic design to the newest in wedding floral trends. Whatever your wedding theme, we have an expertly-created package to match, with the Kim Starr Wise quality we’re known for.

The planning, budgeting and time commitment for a wedding is exhausting. A Wise Bride eases the stress and expense of wedding florals with pre-designed custom packages. You are able to save money, while still receiving our professionally-designed arrangements for your big day. As the sister company to one of the top floral design studios in New Orleans, we deliver stunning designs and only the highest quality flowers. You will have beautiful floral designs, at a price that satisfies the most budget-conscious of brides.

You no longer need to worry about the time commitments and cost for one-on-one consultations. Simply browse our styles and choose the one that’s perfect for you. We’ll create your Kim Starr Wise-designed arrangements, then deliver and set up on your ceremony day.

The Blue Collection

The Blue Collection

The Fall Collection

The Fall Collection

The Gold Collection

The Gold Collection

The Green Collection

The Green Collection

The Nude Collection

The Nude Collection

The Pink Collection

The Pink Collection

The Red Collection

The Red Collection

The Silver Collection

The Silver Collection

The Spring Collection

The Spring Collection

The Summer Collection

The Summer Collection

The Vibrance Collection

The Vibrance Collection

The White Collection

The White Collection

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The Winter Collection

 

A Wise Bride NOLA Wedding Floral Packages Include:

Bridal Bouquet: 1
Bridesmaids Bouquets: 4
Boutonnieres: 5
Corsages: 2
Cocktail Centerpieces: 4
Centerpieces: 10
Votives: 48 per case

*Quantities cannot be reduced, but may be increased.

Packages are subject to seasonal and market availability. 

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Royal Sonesta Wedding featured on Southern Weddings

Royal Sonesta Wedding featured on Southern Weddings

We absolutely adore Ellen + Richard’s French Quarter wedding at The Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. This wedding was featured in Southern WeddingsBoubon-Street-Wedding-Second-Line-Royal-Sonesta-New-Orleans Wild-Organic-Arrangement-ranunculus-gardneias-vines-brass-compote Wedding-Reception-Centerpiece-Royal-Sonesta-New-Orleans Tall-Floral-Cross-Ceremony-Arrangement-Roses-Hydrangea-Ranunculus-Stock-Spray-rOSES Tall-Centerpiece-Roses-hydrangea-lilies-stock-vines Rose-Petals-Just-Married-Bride-Groom-Royal-Sonesta Ring-Bearer-Cane New-Orleans-Wedding-Pink-Back-Drop-Brennans New-Orleans-Groom-First-Look large-wild-white-green-table-decor-roses-lilies-ranunculus-gardenia-hydrangea-vines Groomsmen-French-Quarter-Wedding-Black-White Garden-Rose-Groom-Boutonniere-gold-terrarium French-Quarter-Wedding-Second-Line-Bride-Groom french quarter wedding Flower-Girl-Babies-Breath-head-wreath Elegant-White-Bridal-Bouquet-Garden-Roses-Peonies-gardenia-orchids Cacading-Orchid-Bridal-Bouquet- Bridesmaids-Bouquet-Gardenias-Fringe-Tulips-Garden-Roses Bride-Bridesmaids-French-Quarter-Wedding Brass-julep-cup-arrangement-hydrangea-gardenias Brass-julep-bud-vase-arrangement-hydrangea-roses-vines

Originally featured on Southern Weddings — From Ellen —

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. Richard and I met in seventh grade when Richard transferred to the small private school I attended. We became close friends in tenth grade, but always dated other people. He was captain of the football team and I was the cheerleading captain. We spent a lot of time with each other, and even went to senior prom together! College found me at Baylor University and Richard at The University of Texas at Austin. Throughout freshman and first semester of sophomore year, we saw each other often, as friends. In February of sophomore year, Richard suggested that there might be something more than friendship between us. I agreed, but feared losing him as a friend if things were to go badly. Richard thought it might be problematic if, by not giving it a shot, we would both end up married to other people, and he would still want to call me every night to tell me about the funny things that had happened during the day! I couldn’t argue with that, so we started dating, running back and forth between Waco and Austin each weekend. We have never regretted going for it!
Tell us all about the proposal! From Richard: I graduated from law school in May 2014. One night in June, I picked Ellen up to go out to dinner. When we got in the car, I made up an excuse to run back to my house, and I suggested that she come inside. When we walked through the house, she looked into the dining room and saw the table set for dinner for two (which I had prepared), along with an open ring box containing the heirloom setting we had admired a couple of years before, with my grandmother’s diamond in the center. Ellen became a little hysterical, and kept asking, “What is going on? Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!” Yes, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. She said, “Yes!” (For the record, I had taken her dad to lunch a few weeks earlier to get his permission!)
When did y’all get married? March 28, 2015
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? Our hope was to have 300 guests. Amazingly enough, there were around 350 people in attendance!
How did you plan for your marriage while planning your wedding? Since we knew each other and each other’s families so well, we were already ahead of the game. We share so many of the same values, so a lot of the typical compromises and adjustments were not really necessary. We did attend a wonderful marriage prep class at our church, in addition to excellent premarital counseling with our precious pastor who conducted our ceremony.
What was one way you saved money or cut costs at your wedding? Although our grandmothers would be horrified, we chose thermography over engraving for our invitations and save the dates!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Enjoy every minute. Do not let anyone steal your joy! This is the one time in your life when it is okay to be a little selfish. You cannot please everyone. You and your groom need to have it your way, as long as your underwriters (in our case, my parents) are fine with your decisions. When we got engaged, my parents told me, “This wedding is our gift to you and Richard. It is about the two of you.” What a great gift it was!
What’s next for you as a couple? What memories are you looking forward to making together? We have bought our first home and look forward to starting our family in the near future. I hope we will always remember to cherish the simple everyday things that really bond and unite us as a couple.

Full Vendor List:

Photographer: Ryan Ray Photography | Videographer: Studio Vieux Carre | Planner: Sapphire Events | Venue, Catering, and Cake: Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Grand Ballroom | Florist: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events | Band: Memphis Soul Revue | Save the Dates and Invitations: Crane & Co. | Custom Welcome Bag Packets and Wedding Programs: Bering’s Hardware | Bride’s Gown: Style 9215 by Alvina Valenta | Bridal Salon: Ivory Bridal Atelier | Bride’s Belt and Veil: Anne Barge | Hair and Makeup: Kiss and Makeup Beauty Services | Bride’s Shoes:Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Style 450049 by Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaid Dress Salon: Bella Bridesmaids Houston | Menswear: Perlis Magazine Street | Second Line Band: Storyville Stompers | Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians: New Orleans Finest Musicians | Invitation Calligraphy and Custom Monogram:PenDance Calligraphy | Custom Stamp: Paper Gold Co. | Custom Map: Designs by Robyn Love

New Orleans Museum of Art wedding featured on Carats & Cake

New Orleans Museum of Art wedding featured on Carats & Cake

Heather + Evan’s classic white New Orleans wedding was featured recently on Carats & Cake. Anemones, garden roses, and hydrangeas were used throughout their wedding! We are thrilled to share these images with all of you!

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Greer Gattuso Photography

all white bridal bouquet with anemones

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tall wedding centerpiece

Greer Gattuso Photography

hydrangea and rose centerpiece

Greer Gattuso Photography

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Greer Gattuso Photography

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Greer Gattuso Photography

tall white hydrangea and branch centerpiece

Greer Gattuso Photography

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Full Vendor List:

Photographer: Greer Gattuso Photography
Planner: Sapphire Events New Orleans – Wedding and Event Design
Floral Design: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events
Venue: New Orleans Museum of Art
Cake: Maurice French Pastries Bakery
Hair + Makeup: Kiss and Makeup Beauty Services
Catering: Joel Catering and Special Events
Invitations: Bella Figura

 

Featured on Carats & Cake

 

A BAYOU INSPIRED WEDDING IN TRUE NEW ORLEANS FASHION!

A BAYOU INSPIRED WEDDING IN TRUE NEW ORLEANS FASHION!

This non-traditional reception venue was transformed into a swamp-inspired paradise!

Tess + Bernard Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn ©Heirloom Collective

Tess + Bernard
Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn
©Heirloom Collective

 

Tess and Bernard were married at Preservation Hall with a reception at the Etoile Polaire Masonic Lodge Number 1.

The reception decor featured wild smilax vines draped throughout the room and branches lashed together to create teepee centerpieces overflowing with greenery and wildflowers in dark purple, burgundy, peach, and buttery yellow hues.

Tess + Bernard Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn ©Heirloom Collective

Tess + Bernard
Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn
©Heirloom Collective

 

Tess + Bernard Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn ©Heirloom Collective

Tess + Bernard
Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn
©Heirloom Collective

 

Flowers featured in the bouquets and boutonnieres included burgundy, peach, yellow, and pink ranunculus, purple frilly-edge tulips, garden roses, poppies, ivory majolica roses, gardenia blooms, and smoke bush foliage.

Tess + Bernard Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn ©Heirloom Collective

Tess + Bernard
Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn
©Heirloom Collective

 

Tess + Bernard Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn ©Heirloom Collective

A burgundy ranunculus boutonniere accented with mint leaves.
Tess + Bernard
Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn
©Heirloom Collective

 

Tess + Bernard Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn ©Heirloom Collective

Tess + Bernard
Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn
©Heirloom Collective

 

 

The charm and character of both venues paired perfectly with the natural organic wildness of the floral décor.

Tess + Bernard Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn ©Heirloom Collective

Tess + Bernard
Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn
©Heirloom Collective

 

Tess + Bernard Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn ©Heirloom Collective

Tess + Bernard
Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn
©Heirloom Collective

 

Tess + Bernard Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn ©Heirloom Collective

Tess + Bernard
Photos by Kerry Maloney and Kathleen Flynn
©Heirloom Collective

Many thanks to Clandestine Events and Heirloom Collective.

Photos by Heirloom Collective.

Laura and John’s Wedding Featured in Borrowed & Blue!

Laura and John's Wedding Featured in Borrowed & Blue!

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This beautiful wedding blended classic elegance with New Orleans flair.  Julia Bailey Photography did a fantastic job of capturing this day against the backdrop of the New Orleans French Quarter and Latrobe’s on Royal.

Follow this link to see the feature by Borrowed & Blue!

http://www.borrowedandblue.com/new-orleans/weddings/laura-john–4

 

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A classic garland and candlelight.

A classic garland and candlelight gave the First Presbyterian church even more warmth.

 

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The centerpieces featured geometric shapes with an organic flair.

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Lindsay + Marty’s Wedding Featured in Grey Likes Weddings!

Lindsay + Marty's Wedding Featured in Grey Likes Weddings!

SO excited to have Lindsay + Marty’s Race & Religious Wedding featured on one of our favorite wedding blogs Grey Likes Weddings!!

Click here to see the feature!

Full of earthy tones and textures, the floral arrangements featured succulents, blush and cream roses, blush dahlias, white ranunculus, dusty miller, garden roses, pink veronica, and Queen Anne’s lace.

 

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The romantic tones blended perfectly with an art deco feel to create a look that was classically soft and modern.

 

Wild centerpiece with white hydrangea, blush roses, ivory spray roses, and greenery.

Wild centerpiece with white hydrangea, blush roses, ivory spray roses, Spanish moss, Queen Anne’s lace, and pink veronica.

 

Art Deco wedding cake accented with gold succulents.

Art Deco wedding cake accented with gold succulents.

 

An earthy and wild trough centerpiece featuring roses, hydrangea, and succulents.

An earthy and wild trough centerpiece featuring roses, hydrangea, and succulents.

 

The reception space was highlighted by a floral wall cascading into the pool.

The space was highlighted by a floral wall cascading into the pool.

 

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Photography + Videography: WE ARE THE MITCHELLS // Florals : KIM STARR WISE // Coordination + Design:SAPPHIRE EVENTS // Bridal Gown: HAYLEY PAIGE // Bridal Gown Store: LOVE COUTURE BRIDAL
Cake: PURE CAKE // Hair + Makeup: KISS AND MAKE UP // Wedding Invitations: WEDDING PAPER DIVAS // Bridal Shoes: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN // Brass Band: KINFOLK BRASS BAND
Sound/Audio: LINE 7 ENTERTAINMENT // Menswear: MACY’S // Bridesmaids Shirts: SWEET PEA & TULIP // Bridesmaids Casual Shoes: BUCKETFEET // Second Line Handkerchiefs: ROXYGS
Custom Decanter + Glasses: TEALS PRAIRE & CO // Bridesmaids Dresses: LOVELY BRIDE // Venue: RACE & RELIGIOUS

Magali and Jonathan’s Wedding Featured in Munaluchi Bride!

Magali and Jonathan's Wedding Featured in Munaluchi Bride!

The wedding of Magali and Jonathan featured soft, romantic pink tones accented perfectly by New Orleans charm!

Munaluchi Bride featured the couple’s wedding this month, and we’re so happy to have been a part of this spectacular day!  Read all about how the couple met, the proposal, and more.  Check out the images and interview with the couple here:

http://munaluchibridal.com/romantic-chic-pink-wedding-at-the-chicory-venue-magali-and-jonathan/

A classic soft pink bouquet of peonies, orchids, garden roses, and ranunculus.

A classic soft pink bouquet of peonies, orchids, garden roses, and ranunculus.

 

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Blush bridesmaids' bouquets of orchids, peonies, and ivory spray roses.

Blush bridesmaids’ bouquets of orchids, peonies, and ivory spray roses.

 

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Altar pieces featuring Oriental Lilies, Hydrangea, Roses, and Orchids.

 

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Photography by Arte De Vie
Wedding and Event Design by Sapphire Events New Orleans
Venue: The Chicory
Lighting by Luminous Events of New Orleans