Rachael & Joshua

Traditional Al Fresco Fête in New Orleans

March 5, 2016 at Stella Plantation - Braithwaite, LA

Video

Cinematographer Bella Productions

Reviews

Planners & Designers | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

Sarah and Mint Julep Productions made our wedding day an absolute dream. I was able to fully embrace the day and not worry about anything knowing that they taking care of all the details. It was so refreshing to work with her team as they had a very relaxing and composed presence. I will never forget, minutes before our initial meeting with Sarah to ask about her services, we found out that the photographer we really wanted did not work out. We shared this with Sarah and in a heartbeat she had her phone out contacting her "friend" to see if he was available. This friend happened to be as many other vendors referred to him "the best photographer in New Orleans." We were so relieved and knew from that moment on we could count on her. There were so many things that Sarah took care of on our wedding day, including some difficult family tensions, that helped my husband and i to fully embrace the moment. Thank you for everything Sarah!

Unknown Category | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

My fitting at Blanc was the first glimpse I had of feeling like a true bride. I was never the type to have the “dream” dress or day-dream about the details of my future wedding day. In fact, I was very overwhelmed when I first got engaged and had absolutely no idea what type of dress I was looking for. All I knew is that I didn’t want to look like every other bride, I wanted something different and unique. Before walking into Blanc, I visited another dress store, crawling with other ladies also trying on their dresses and was only limited to trying on 8 dresses myself. With no idea of what I was looking for, I felt overwhelmed comparing myself to other beautiful ladies trying on their dream dresses and pressured to make a decision on 8 dresses that looked just like everyone else. Walking into Blanc was a breath of fresh air, I was the only bride in the boutique, I was able to try on as many dresses as I wanted, their selection was so different and diverse, the quality of their dresses was off the charts and the service provided by Ms.Caroline made me feel so valued, special, and like a true bride. My sister, future mother-in-law and beloved aunt sat on a beautiful white couch and I got to see the reactions on their faces as Ms. Caroline pulled back the dramatic curtains to reveal me wearing each dress. Needless to say, I was able to discover my dream dress that I never knew I had at Blanc. I highly recommend Blanc for any bride looking for an intimate and treasured experience in finding The Dress. – Rachael (Chicago, IL)

Venue | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

We had our ceremony and reception at Stella on 3/5/16, my husband and I, along with our 175 guests had the most unforgettable, beautiful, fun, romantic and classy outdoor wedding experience. Every single one of our guests has told us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. My husband and I, along with most of our guests, are from Illinois, and Caroline Parrone did the most amazing job referring us to vendors, helping us with decisions and providing her wedding coordination services. Stella is even more majestic and beautiful in person than any photo we could find online. Thank you Stella and Caroline for the most beautiful day of our lives <3

Photographer | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

Our experience with Mark Eric was pure excellence and fun. His presence was engaging, joyful, and extremely accommodating to family needs. His website service provides a super efficient portal for billing, account management, photo management, and ordering prints. I also did a boudoir shoot as a surprise for my husband and Mark and his assistant made me feel so comfortable and they produced some super creative and beautiful photos. Our wedding photos were absolutely gorgeous and it's almost impossible to pick out our favorites. Thank you Mark for the amazing job you did at capturing our wedding day!!

Hair & Makeup | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

My wedding hair up-do was done by Tasia from Glam NOLA and it was just perfect. My sister had a beautiful up-do also. Both my mother and mother-in-law have shorter hair and had their hair done down with lots of volume and were both super happy with the end result. We all felt beautiful and Tasia was so fun to work with. Thank you Glam NOLA for the great service!! I would recommend Glam NOLA to everyone in the New Orleans area.

Accommodations | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

We chose Windsor Court for 100 of our out of town guests. Their service was unmatched and the room quality and beauty was five stars. We worked with Monica Mega to first book our rooms for our guests. She was absolutely fantastic and charming to communicate with long distance. After we booked, we had the pleasure of working with Volker Dicks to accommodate all the details, including our good-bye breakfast with our guests. Volker made us feel like royalty and was the star of Windsor Court in our eyes. Our parents and grandparents were also just tickled by the VIP service they received. My husband and i also received hand-written notes from Monica and Volker at the end of our stay that made us feel so cherished and valued. The Sunday morning breakfast was out of this world delicious and perfect for our guests as they were all getting ready to check out and board their flights. I can't forget to mention Mr.Ross, the bellman that made me smile each time i entered and existed Windsor Court. He made me feel like a true princess. Thank you Windsor Court, from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding week truly unforgettable not only for my husband and i, but for all our loved ones. Much thanks and love!!

Tents, Rentals & Decor | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

We rented 5 couches and 4 chairs for our outdoor wedding at Stella Plantation and we were so impressed by the quality and beautiful of the furniture. They were perfect for taking photos and used them also as a lounge area during our reception. Julie was so great to work with, she coordinated delivery and pickup with our venue, and was so professional and responsive. Thank you Julie and Timeless Vintage Rentals for the beautiful touch to our wedding day!

Sound & Lighting Design | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

My husband is extremely particular about lighting. He was on the search for a chandelier and festoon lighting for our outdoor dance floor and reception tent. Luminous absolutely nailed it and made our reception sparkle all night long. So many people commented how magnificent the chandelier was. We are so happy we booked Luminous Events!! Thank you Luminous :)

Transportation | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

We had several out of town guests and hired A Regal Limo to provide 4 shuttles from Windsor Court Hotel to Stella Plantation, a 40 minute shuttle ride. All the guests reported that the shuttles we on time and convenient. My husband also surprised me with a rolls royce for our exit at the end of our reception. The drive was so sweet and took us safely home to our hotel after our wedding. My husband enjoyed working with A Regal to book their services and we were overall very happy with them.

Florists | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

As a bride, flowers were the number one item I was most particular about. We had an outdoor wedding at Stella Plantation on 3/5/16 and the flowers made the entire wedding venue and wedding party come alive. We were just absolutely blown away by the gorgeous job Monique and her team did for our wedding flowers. Every detail from the boutonnieres, to the flower girl nests, to the flower topper on our cake, was just out of this world amazing. I wish i could've kept all the flowers forever. My bouquet was the most magnificent piece of art i have ever seen. Thank you, Monique and everyone at Mitch's for making our wedding absolutely beautiful and full of your loving touch!

Bands & DJs | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

Chris from Aaron Lane Entertainment was the DJ at our wedding at Stella Plantation and did a fabulous job! We had all ages on the dance floor the entire night. We are from out of town so my husband and i had a few conference calls with Aaron prior to the wedding and they nailed every detail and all our guests had an absolute blast. They also provided sound equipment for our outdoor ceremony that was great quality. Aaron was so professional, fun, and super accommodating through the planning process. I would recommend anyone to use their services!

Tents, Rentals & Decor | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

Event Rentals provided all of our tables, hi-boys, and dance floor. Because we hired Caroline Parrone's day-of coordination at Stella Plantation, she took care of all the interaction with Event Rentals. Overall, we were very happy with the dance floor and all the tables provided.

Cinematographers | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

Bella Productions composed the most beautiful highlight video of our wedding. You can view it at https://vimeo.com/166551768. My husband and I both cried when we saw their highlight work. I have honestly never seen anything like it. Looking back on our wedding day, it was almost like their crew wasn't even there. They trailed the photographer and captured the most beautiful candid shots. We are still waiting on our full length video, but we know it will be amazing when they are done with it.

Catering | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

12 Seasons catered our outdoor wedding at Stella Plantation on 3/5/16 for about 175 of our guests. My husband and I, along with most of our guests are from Illinois, and almost every guest told us it was the best wedding food and experience they had ever had! My husband and I worked with Victoria. She patiently worked with us through a few revisions to help us pin down the perfect "swampy chic" menu. I have never seen a seafood boil, beignet dippers or smores bar fire pit done with such class!! We were just blown away by not only the taste but also the presentation of all the food. Everything was just perfection. All ages loved the food. Their bar service was phenomenal, there was never a line. And their servers were all such hard workers, super professional, wearing the biggest smiles on their faces. The 12 seasons food and service absolutely made our wedding spectacular. Victoria was there for every minute of our wedding, she truly busted her tail to make sure everything was perfect, and her team absolutely nailed it. Thank you, Victoria, and 12 Seasons for one of the greatest meals of our lives with our loved ones. <3

Cakes & Desserts | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

My husband's favorite cake is carrot cake, so we ordered a simple 2 tier carrot cake for our wedding at Stella Plantation. I sent a photo of what i wanted it to look like and it was EXACTLY what we wanted visually, but the taste was just out of this world. We actually didn't have a chance to do a taste testing because we are from out of town, but my husband and our guests said it was the best carrot cake they had ever had. Thank you Flour Power for the most beautiful and delicious wedding cake!!

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