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New Orleans wedding: Michelle + Colby

August 29, 2012
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We were so excited when Nancy Neil told us Michelle + Colby’s wedding photos were ready to be shared. After falling in love with these two, their taste in fashion, and their engagement photos, we couldn’t wait to ooh and awe at their wedding. So let’s ooh together over their rustic meets glamour plantation celebration in New Orleans. And just like we’d hope she’d do (she is a fashion designer after all), Michelle designed her wedding dress. Not only that,  she also swarovski-jeweled her shoes!

jeweled headband and wedding dress jeweled headband with fabric pouf suede Repetto shoes with Swarovski jewels

DIY swarovski-jeweled shoes, oh yes… Gets the wheels turning doesn’t it Cakelets?

jeweled decorative headband new orleans plantation wedding navy Jil Sander suit

Ahem, just going to point out that Colby is wearing a gold bow tie.

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You can spy a few decor inspiration pins Michelle pinned on her wedding Pinterest board.

tall baby's breath vase centerpiece flower-adorned tuba baby's breath garland and gold candle sticks barn wedding reception rustic sweets table white and yellow floral cake chocolate covered pretzels hanging star lights the first dance

Their first dance was to “You’re all I need to get by” by Marvin Gaye with Tammi Terrell.

new orleans dance party "cheers y'all" chalkboard sign

Great advice from Michelle: Have fun and enjoy every second. This is your one day to share your love with all of the people that mean the most to you in the world.  Take time with your husband and enjoy every bit of the day you worked so hard for. Things will go wrong, cakes may get smushed, important people may not be able to make it, family may push your buttons, your complete vision may not be met 100%…Who cares, let it all go and have a great time.  I always thought I would be so nervous the day of my wedding since I’m a Type-A personality but truth be told, when I woke up I was completely relaxed.  Even though things went wrong throughout the day, I brushed it off my shoulders and didn’t let any of it affect my mood. I knew I had to let go of control and enjoy.  I was able to be present and have a great time.  Our wedding went by so fast I wish it could have gone on for hours longer.

Congratulations Michelle + Colby!

Wedding Coordinator: Elyse Skansi  Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination / Flowers: Eric Fredricks Bees Flower Shop / Photographer: Nancy Neil / Lounge furniture: Julia Nortz Mrs. Vintage Rentals / Bride’s dress: designed by bride of Chaplin Designs / Hairpiece: Laura Kranitz / Shoes: Repetto, bride Swarovski jeweled them herself / Groom: suit- Jil Sander, shirt- Nordstrom, shoes- Paul Smith, bow tie: J.Linderberg / Bridesmaid dress: J. Crew

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