One of the biggest events we’ve ever been a part of has been featured in Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine! We are beyond excited to finally share all the stunning floral designs we created for Haylie & Bradley’s epic New Orleans Wedding.

From the beginning, the bride envisioned a beautiful and timeless garden party while the groom wanted a luxurious, over-the-top reception. And like all Kim Starr Wise Floral Events, big or small, we made this dream a reality that you absolutely must see to believe!

Their extravagant affair took place in the French Quarter starting with the ceremony at the iconic St. Louis Cathedral followed by the reception at the Old Ursuline Convent just a few blocks away.

Haylie, Bradley, and their 500 guests danced the night away under a custom fabricated ceiling consisting of 24,000 white tulips that were imported from Holland. The inverted garden of tulips took nearly nine hours to complete as each one was hung individually to the metal frame using toothpicks!

The main reception tent was completely transformed with an elegant mix of banquet and round dining tables topped with an assortment of flower arrangements including roses, lilacs, hydrangeas, and even more tulips.

While the inside of the tent was fully draped with linen and floral garlands consisting of white spray roses, plumose, salal, and white limonium.

Sweetpeas, roses, gardenias, stephanotis and other blooms wound around the six-foot-tall white-chocolate chiffon wedding cake.

Dressed in all white, Haylie and her bridesmaids exuded elegance. The bridal bouquet consisted of all lily of the valley. While the bridesmaids each wore a flower crown and carried fresh bouquets of white sweet peas.

Featured Vendor List

Reception location: Old Ursuline Convent

Event planning and design: Sapphire Events

Flowers and design: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events

Photography: A Bryan Photo

Wedding Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries

Rentals: the 12th Table; Casa de Perrin; I Do Linens; Perrier Party Rentals; Revelry Event Designers

Bride’s gown: Inbal Dror from Dimitra’s Bridal Couture

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Joanna August

Lighting and custom rentals: Luminous Events

Lighting, inverted garden, and custom fabrication: Raven Production Management Group

Tent and installations: Scurlock Tent Rentals