Emily (she/her) and Margot (she/her) fell in love on their first date. Cliche though it sounds, the phrase “when you know, you know” is so applicable to their relationship. A few years after that initial meeting, Emily and Margot say they’re best friends and each other’s favorite person to travel, laugh and do life with.

The couple met and got engaged while living in New York. However, Emily is from New Orleans, and getting married in her hometown was important to her, so they chose a historic venue in NOLA as the location for their fall wedding. After getting ready together, enjoying some champagne and taking their couple portraits, Emily and Margot parted ways to meet at the end of the aisle. Both brides were escorted by both of their parents. Once the knot was tied, the newlyweds led a second line around the block before heading into the reception for a dance party with all their guests.

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Their color palette, which included green, muted pinks, latte brown, natural wood and cream, was inspired by their venue space, especially the vintage brick facade and earthy decor. The floral design incorporated white daisies and chrysanthemums to match Emily’s floor-length white dress and muted pink flowers to complement the wedding party attire. Margot wore a fitted blue suit with a boutonniere of flowers that matched those in Emily’s bouquet.

The couple didn’t want anything too extravagant for the reception but did want to elicit a vibrant feel from their chosen plants and flowers, as well as their specialty cocktails. A Polaroid camera and rainbow markers were provided to capture memories for the guest book. After sharing a first dance, the newlyweds each danced with their parents, then asked everyone to join them on the dance floor to get the party started. The Equally Wed heart is a trademark of Palladino Publishing, LLC.

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Photographer: Hannah Pickle Photography
Event Planner: Amanda Price Events
Event Venue: Race + Religious
Floral Design: Antigua Floral
Makeup Artist: Sarah Walsh Beauty
Hair Stylist: Root Salon and Studio
Design and Decor: Distressed Rentals
Catering: Black Pearl Catering
Band: Knockaz Brass Band

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