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Lauren and Tim
Come hell or high water, Lauren and Tim knew they'd be married in their hometown of New Orleans. But they never imagined that Hurricane Katrina would arrive in the midst of their planning, bringing with her both hell and high water. With the big day postponed, the couple waited patiently for their city to recover. Then, on a perfect fall evening three years later, their long-awaited dream became reality. Says Lauren, "The wedding was our personal way of thanking the culture that taught us how to celebrate through food, dance, and music."
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Bouquet with Pillows
Tim's mother crafted the ring pillows.
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A groomsman wears a boutonniere made of freesia, pyracantha berries, spray roses, smilax curls, and dusty miller.
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Bride and Father
Lauren and her dad walk arm in arm.
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Groom and Father
Tim and his father strike a pose.
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Lauren incorporated family photos into the guest book.
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The birch cake topper is by Sara Casilio.
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Location: Cafe Amelie at the Princess of Monaco Courtyard
Flowers: Brooke Howsley of Pollen Floral Art
Cake: Kristen Essig of NOLA Bean
Stationery: Claire of the South
Music: The Courtyard Kings
Transportation: Confederacy of Cruisers (bicycles)
Photography: Caleb Chancey, A Bryan Photo; Super 8, Rob Culpepper, A Bryan Photo
Gown: J. Crew
Accessories: Hairpiece, Unveiled Bridal Designs; necklace, Melissa Joy Manning; rings, Sarah Perlis
Menswear: J. Crew
Hair: Savannah Blue for Rocket Science
Makeup: Andrea Arcuri for Salon Diversions