Sophia + Garrett
June 9, 2019
MaeMe bride Sophia and her fiancé, Garrett, tied the knot on June 9, 2019 at Il Mercato located in the beautiful garden district of New Orleans, Louisiana. The bride and groom met in physical therapy school where their study dates quickly turned into romantic dates, followed by a surprise proposal on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.
Sophia’s reaction was absolutely priceless when she saw herself for the first time in her Stella York wedding gown at MaeMe. While visiting MaeMe for a Stella York trunk show, Sophia fell head over heels with the scalloped bold lace details of her gown. Both her mother and future mother-in-law cried tears of approval when she first tried it on at MaeMe. “My stylist knocked it out of the park with the very first dress I tried on!” Since that very moment, we could not wait to see photos of Sophia’s gorgeous ceremony and reception.
Sophia and her bridesmaids prepared with L &CO Salon as well as Ashley Sievert Beauty for the big day at the historic Jon Vaccari House. Tasha Rae Photography captured Sophia and Garrett exchanging love notes before getting dressed for their big day.
Joined by family and friends, the bride walked down the aisle of Il Mercato in her off the shoulder mermaid style gown by Stella York. Il Mercato served as both the ceremony and reception location and was styled to reflect the couples nod to romantic, garden party decor with rentals provided by Distressed and greenery draped throughout from Bella Blooms. As the celebration continued into the night, guests sang and danced along to Phunky Monkeys and enjoyed watching live painter Stephanie Torregrossa create a masterpiece of the bride and groom. In true Louisiana summertime flair, guests were treated with snoballs from the local favorite, Hansen’s. Continuing with the garden feel, the three-tiered wedding cake baked by Swiss and Bittersweet was dressed with greenery to coordinate with the venue decor. The wedding guests sent the couple off in style through a tunnel of sparklers.
We are truly honored to be such a special part of a bride’s special day, and we wish Sophia and Garrett all the love and happiness in the years to come. Are you ready to find the wedding dress of your dreams? Schedule your appointment today! Xoxo