I don't think I could say it any better myself! A brilliant and wonderfully descriptive note from Mark Eric Weddings:
Feminine ,classy ,traditional details of old New Orleans. Classic modern sophistication. Just a few phrases to describe Lauren and Dan's wedding. Residents of New York City, the couple wanted to host an authentic memorable night to share w/ guests. Lauren a native of Louisiana, knew nowhere better than NOLA.She choose Windsor Court Hotel as hub of their wedding giving guests a chance to experience the enchantment that NOLA has.St. Patrick’s Church, where couple exchanged vows.Attire of the party was thoughtfully planned by the bride, w/ her tiered lace Lazaro gown setting the tone for the fashions. The gown was a cascade of lace & ruffled tulle, & her cathedral length veil had been hand sewn and beaded by the mother of the groom. Monique Lhuillier bridesmaids dresses mimicked the ruffles of Lauren’s dress & custom-sewn toile flower girl dresses carried on the soft, sophisticated theme. Bridesmaids carried ivory parrot tulips & green hydrangeas, bride carried a timeless arrangement of roses & rice flowers. Groom’s attendants accented their tuxedos with fleur-de-lis tux studs and boutonnieres of ivory roses & fiddlehead ferns. Delicate arrangements of baby’s breath and votives softened the bold atmosphere of the ballroom.
Nothing was sweeter than the intricately crafted duo of doberge cakes. The 7-layer wedding cake featured a playful, subtle paisley pattern, including cake pulls with charms, a southern bridal tradition. The grooms cake was uniquely connected to the couple, as it featured the bride and groom themselves! Peanut butter-banana “Elvis” cake was a show of couples rivalry over their fav teams, Saints & Giants. Cake’s wooden fig. were even painted by Lauren.Guests from New York & New Orleans danced to Mixed Nuts, the East coast guests got a special treat when the entire room transformed into a second line dance, following the feather-trimmed umbrellas the bride & groom waved farewell !
Novella of the Bride…
My name is Lauren DiLorenzo and I am originally from Louisiana but have been living in New York City for the past five and half years. Daniel and I met randomly at a neighborhood hangout in the West Village in Manhattan and have been together ever since. Daniel's proposal plans were shaken up a bit when Hurricane Irene decided to hit the Island in August 2011. He proposed in our apartment on a Friday just before we evacuated to Connecticut to ride out the storm. We were able to celebrate with friends upon our return to Manhattan. After the wedding, we honeymooned in France (Paris, Champagne and Nice) for two weeks and are currently living and working in New York City.
We were going for a classic look with modern touches. Daniel and I chose the Windsor Court Hotel because it is our favorite hotel in NOLA! We stayed there several times before and always had a great expexperience. The 23rd floor views are amazing and offer such a unique look at the Mississippi River and the NOLA skyline. Planning a wedding from far away is not so easy. I was lucky to have the assistance of my mother as well as my amazing maid of honor. They both helped to make the planning as easy as possible!
Bride's Favorite Moment: “My favorite moment from the wedding was walking down the ailse with my mother and watching Daniel's reaction as we got closer to the altar.”
Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick's Church | Reception Venue: Windsor Court Hotel | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Shoes: Badgely Mischka | Hair & Makeup: Flawless Bride | Groom's Attire: Paul Stuart | Invitation Designer: Aundrepont Printing | Transportation: Alert Transportation | Music: Mixed Nuts | Florist: Fleur de Jour | Caterer: Windsor Court Hotel | Baker: Debbie Does Doberge | Photographer: Mark Eric Weddings