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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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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 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.

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

Beasts of the Southern Wild in New Orleans!NOLA Wedding Guide features this gorgeous photo shoot!

Beasts of the Southern Wild in New Orleans!

Shot at the historic Civic Theatre in New Orleans, this glamorous shoot combines vintage style with a beautiful, modern feel. Featuring stunning floral decor, including succulents, cypress knees, Spanish moss, French tulips and phalaenopsis orchids, the images scream reckless, yet refined. Edgy, yet classy. Beautiful, yet dangerous. Relax and enjoy our featured selection of beautiful dresses and accessories, but be very careful…. beware….The Beasts of the Southern Wild!!!

See the full shoot in the Spring 2016 issue on newsstands now or on the NOLA Wedding Guide website at www.nolaweddingguide.com/2016/01/1419/

Beautiful white tulip bouquet!

Beautiful white tulip bouquet!

 

 

Such a stunningly simple protea bouquet!

 

Urban waterfall of hydrangea, roses, and smilax vines. Plus that beautiful peony in her hair!

Urban waterfall of hydrangea, roses, and smilax vines… plus that beautiful peony in her hair!

 

 

Photographer: Dark Roux | Venue: Civic Theatre | Dresses & Accessories: Pedram Couture, Century Girl, Porter Lyons | Hair: Roxy Diaz At Salon Capri | Makeup: Midori: Professional Makeup Artistry at Embodyment Salon & Spa | Hair & Makeup Assistant: Jessica Palma | Men’s Formal Wear: Tuxedos To Geaux | Shoes: Feet First Shoes, Handbags & Accessories | Florist: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events | Bakery: Melissa’s Fine Pastries | Planner and Designer: Sapphire Events New Orleans – Wedding and Event Design | Décor: Pret a Fete Event Rentals, Cort Furniture | Invitations: Small Chalk | Wardrobe Styling: Midori Tajiri-Byrd, Leah Blake | Models: Broke Hahli, Isabella Tancredi/Dj Bella Loxx, Connor Ellison, Gordon Coates

Floral Design for 40th Birthday Dinner Party

Floral Design for 40th Birthday Dinner Party

Kim Starr Wise Floral Events provided floral arrangements for a sophisticated 40th birthday party at Restaurant August.

A 40′ garland of blush and bashful roses, hydrangea, orchids, and clematis covered the table, and centerpieces of roses and hydrangea complemented the pink satin napkins. The mantles were decorated with gold mercury glass, gold candlesticks, gold candelabras, and floral garlands.

Many thanks to Sapphire Events, Luminous Events for the candles, Melissa’s Fine Pastries for the cake, Wildflower Linens for the linens, and Arte de Vie for the photography.

Floral Garland on Mantle with Gold Candelabras

40' Floral Garland of Roses, Hydrangeas, Orchids and Clematis

Floral Centerpiece with Roses, Hydrangeas and Hot Pink Napkins

Wedding Vendor Party at Ursuline Convent

Wedding Vendor Party at Ursuline Convent

The Ursuline Convent  in New Orleans invited us to design a floral wall to accent the grounds for a wedding vendor party highlighting their new offering of the convent grounds as an event venue.

The Ursuline Convent is a great old property with a long history, and a venue to consider if you want a private wedding in an outdoor French Quarter location.

Perrier Party Rentals provide the awesome silver sofa and we designed the floral backdrop with orchids, carnations and honeycomb texture. The centerpiece is metal flowers, orchids and silver wheatgrass. What? You didn’t know silver wheat grass was a thing? It is.

Floral Wall With Orchids and Carnations

Candle Pool with Rubber Ducks

How fun and quirky is this candle pool with rubber ducks?!

Succulent Centerpiece on Mirrored Glass Table

Orchid & Carnation Flower Wall

Orchid & Carnation Floral Centerpiece

Tall Orchid Flower Centerpiece

Floral Design for NFL Red Carpet at Armstrong Park

Floral Design for NFL Red Carpet at Armstrong Park

The NFL recently invited the KSW Floral Events team to design red carpet greenery and table centerpieces for party and lounge areas at the Honors Awards ceremony during Superbowl XLVII in New Orleans. The event was held at Armstrong Park, just outside of the French Quarter and near the Superbowl.

We designed, constructed and setup twelve 7′ matte black boxes with boxwood branches stapled to their surface to provide a uniform vegetation transition for the stop and walk session on the red carpet. Additionally, we designed over 40 table centerpieces, floral accents, bar displays and VIP section floral arrangements, candles and vases.

 

Floral Centerpiece for NFL Honors Awards

Floral Centerpiece for NFL Honors Awards Show

Boxwood Greenery Design for Red Carpet

Engagement Party Flowers

Engagement Party Flowers

Spring Flower Centerpiece

Here’s a fun and lovely spring floral arrangement for an engagement party at the St. Marie Brassiere. These antiqued pharmacy drawers made a unique display for the bar. We included hydrangea, peonies, peach garden roses, mauve clematis, hypericum and white roses.

St. Marie is a mix of rustic and modern, and our client asked for flowers to compliment this with clusters of blooms instead of traditional mixed floral arrangements. For floral centerpieces, we inserted poppies into wheat grass boxes.

We can’t wait to see them at the party!

Flower Centerpiece with Icelandic Poppies

Flower Design at the Board of Trade

Flower Design at the Board of Trade

Two weeks ago we had a fabulous event at the New Orleans Board of Trade with the prettiest flowers ever.

The floral centerpiece was over the top and over a hundred garden roses were used throughout the whole event.

It was my favorite use of color so far…  but wait until you see the corporate event we have coming up this weekend!

This wedding was an awesome collaboration with Mrs. Vintage Rentals (she provided the linens and silver), Greer G Photography and Nola Bash (event planner).  We love working with super star team of talented ladies!

Candelabra Flower Centerpiece


Floral Centerpiece with Teapot Vase