Lisette shared her wedding details that began with a true New Orleans style engagement – right before a Mardi Gras Ball! We can’t think of a more enchanting way to begin their love story! Their destination wedding was filled with gorgeous details, from the sparkling bridesmaid dresses to the dapper groomsmen in suspenders! The bride was absolutely stunning in a timeless wedding dress and birdcage veil! This timeless glam wedding will never go out of stye!
Tell us about your engagement.
My Husband and I traveled to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras with our family, it was my first time ever attending Mardi Gras. The night of The Zulu Ball, waiting for family to leave, my now Husband proposed to me with a gold coconut that said “Liz, I Love You! Will You Marry Me?” Of course I said, “yes!” After the proposal we went to the Zulu ball and had a blast enjoying our engagement!
What made you select Southern Oaks Plantation as your wedding venue?
One of my family memebers that live in New Orleans recommended Southern Oaks Plantation to my husband and I after we got engaged. They told us the venue was a great place and we would love it, so I made an appointment and we ended up loving it!
What was your favorite moment of the night?
I have TWO favorite moments! My first favorite moment was when I rode in the 1954 Rolls Royce as my entrance into the ceremony – I felt like a true princess once I came out of the car and walked down to my Prince! The second moment was the Traditional New Orleans Second Line, it was amazing, and my guests raved about how much fun they had.
– Are there any other vendors you’d like to mention in this feature?
Ringletts Salon (Hair Stylist) & GlamByAmandalee (Make-Up Artist). Ringletts Salon did an awesome job with my hair and bridesmaids’ hair. I showed them a picture of what I wanted my hair to look like and they made me look like a princess. Glam By Amanda Lee made me and my bridesmaids look flawless and I would recommend them both to future brides.
Was there a particular staff member at SOP that really stood out to you?
Lauren, the wedding coordinator at Southern Oaks Plantation, stood out to me because she answered all my question from the beginning process of my wedding until the end. I felt comfortable and secure that my special day would be great and it was! Lauren made sure I was stress free on my wedding day!!!
-What would you say to other brides considering Southern Oaks Plantation as their venue?
SOP is a great place to have your wedding, especially if it’s a destination wedding and your guests have never been to New Orleans. Every aspect of the venue is breathtaking, from the moment you enter the property to the inside of the venue. I recommend brides visit and then you’ll immediately see what we have seen and loved about Southern Oaks Plantation.
Photographer: Scott Myers Photography
Florist: Rouses Market Florist
Dress Salon: Wedding Atelier NYC \ Designer – Martina Liana Dress
Tuxedo/Suit Shop: Menswear House
Bakery: La Louisiane Bakery