And here is Part Two of the Epic Adventure of Ashley and Paul’s Wedding Celebration in New Orleans! These two know how to throw a party. But before the celebrating could commence, the pair shared vows amongst their family and friends. The day started very relaxed, as Ashley and her girls sipped on champagne and admired her GORGEOUS Berta wedding gown before she stepped into it. Then she walked downstairs to go see her groom for the first time. It was so sweet. I always love first looks, because the groom usually has NO idea what his bride will be wearing. Usually when the groom turns around, he gasps at his beautiful bride and tells her how gorgeous she looks. But when Ashley and Paul saw each other for the first time, tears started to gather in their eyes and huge smiles formed, and she immediately said to Paul, “I love you, I am so grateful for you”, as the hugged and laughed and smiled.
Guests started to arrive, and the ceremony began. Everyone listened as the two shared their own written vows. Paul let Ashley know that the first time he met her, he barely heard a word of what she said, because of how entranced he was. He knew she would be the one. The pair said “I do” and it was time to celebrate! They were later introduced as husband and wife and danced their first dance together as such surrounded by sparklers. The Phunky Monkeys killed it on stage, getting everyone on their feet for the entire night. The guests indulged in Melissa’s Fine Pastries enormous (and gorgeous!) cake, along with a gelato station. There was also a cigar room and a scotch room, and everyone mingled and partied around the pool and fireplaces all night long. Ashley and Paul had gigantic smiles on their faces the entire night. As I got ready to say good bye to the happy couple, Ashley said to me “This has been the best night of my entire life”….and I would totally agree with that! Congrats to Ashley and Paul!!!
Coordinator: Brooke Casey Weddings Venue: Race and Religious Florals: Antigua Floral Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries Band: Phunky Monkeys Videography: Lonely Eskimo Productions Hair: Ali Vasquez Makeup: Melissa Vaccaro Invitations: A Fine Press Ceremony Dress: Berta Reception Dress: Jenny Packham