Jared & Lake’s Tropical Wedding at Race + Religious

They say New Orleans is the northern most Caribbean city and the tropical vibes from Jared and Lake’s big day without a doubt prove this saying true!

Their ceremony and reception took place at Race + Religious, a historic venue that features multiple restored cottages complete with carefully curated antique decor plus a fountain-flanked pool, two brick courtyards, and lush palms lit by the flicker of gas lamps.

See how the Kim Star Wise Floral Events team used the eclectic setting at Race + Religious to create this romantic tropical paradise for our grooms.

CUSTOM DESIGNED ALTAR WITH TROPICAL FLORALS

Jared and Lake exchanged their vows under this custom designed altar decorated with tropical palm fans, flowering acacia, spray roses, poppies, viburnum, roses, magnolia foliage, wild smilax vines, blooming forsythia and orange dubium.

STUNNING FLOWER ARRANGEMENT AT GUEST SIGN IN TABLE

Next to the guestbook sits a stunning flower arrangement of forsythia, orange dubium, tulips, hydrangea, magnolia, gerbera daisies, Juliet garden roses, eremurus, montbretia, olive foliage, ivory roses, jasmine vines and curly willow.

FRESH FLORAL CENTERPIECES AT WEDDING RECEPTION

Fresh floral centerpieces of camellia, hydrangea, olive branches, freesia, helleborus, flowering acacia, eremurus, orange dubium, spray roses, poppies, forsythia, gerbera daisies, jasmine vines and Juliet garden roses were placed at every reception table.

WEDDING CAKE TOPPED WITH FLOWERING ACACIA AND ORANGE DUBIUM BLOOMS

Even the four tiered cake was embellished with a simple bundle of flowering acacia and orange dubium blooms.

TWO GROOMS WEARING ANEMONE BOUTONNIERES

Looking as handsome as ever and blissfully in love on their wedding day, Jared and Lake wore classic black tuxedos adorned with anemone boutonnieres; one adorned with forsythia and the other adorned with fresh jasmine.

GAY WEDDING AT RACE + RELIGIOUS IN NEW ORLEANS

Featured Vendor List

Ceremony & Reception: Race + Religious

Planning & Design: Ruby & Pearl

Florals: Kim Starr Wise

Wedding Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries

Photographer: Dark Roux