On February 24, 2013, in the heart of New Orleans, Rebecca Morgan celebrated her wedding in true NOLA style. With a ceremony booked in Louisiana‚Äôs St. Patrick‚Äôs Church, the Texas bride knew she wanted her shower to showcase the wedding‚Äôs destination for guests flying in from all over the country.
Together with Julia Hohne of Mrs. Vintage, Rebecca gathered together details she imagined to be iconic to the southern city to create a classic French-inspired bridal shower theme.
Rebecca and Justin landed on New Orleans as their wedding destination for a few reasons: It was the bride‚Äôs birthplace, the first place the couple took a vacation to, and the perfect spot to split the travel difference between Justin‚Äôs Texas relatives and Rebecca's family in the South East.
"We chose the Irish Cultural Museum for the shower thanks to the recommendation of Julia," said Rebecca. ‚ÄúIt was the perfect-sized venue for an intimate shower.‚ÄĚ
The invitations, along with the day-of paperie, was designed by Patricia Quinn Stokes of P.S. Creative. A crisp black and white palette tied in the vintage French theme.
Also included with the invitation was an informational card that featured a vintage map of the French Quarter to show guests the venue‚Äôs location. The final touch was a small card where guests could give the couple advice for a long and happy marriage.
Not a huge fan of shower games, snapping fun pis in a photo booth served as the perfect icebreaker. Rebecca handcrafted a mix of props that represented the three locations central to the shower: New Orleans, France, and Texas. She printed out a variety of templates, then cut them out of thick black boarding adding scrapbook paper, spray glue, and glitter for color and texture.
The prop table was decorated with a vintage camera on loan from Rebecca‚Äôs aunt.
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