We have a huge crush on this quintessential New Orleans wedding at Race + Religion with lush romance seeping into every image from Arte De Vie. This sultry scene you are about to embark on is alluring and inspiring. And why not? It has all the ingredients with Bee's Wedding Designs, a Nicole Miller bride and her bride tribe wearing Adrianna Papell. But it may be the two darling flower girls that will capture your heart the most. Annie and Brad's wedding day is New Orleans charm at its best.

Quintessential New Orleans Wedding

Nestled along the Lower Garden District riverfront lies Race + Religion, built in the 1830s. Comprised of a two-story Creole cottage, a three-story row house and a two-story "Slave Quarter" the property also boasts a fountain-flanked pool, two brick courtyards with lush palms and flickering gas lamps to top off the enchanting ambience. What more do you need to set the scene for a dreamy vow exchange? Annie and Brad delighted guests with an intimate cocktail hour before saying their "I Do's" - it is Nola after all. Dancing, champagne, more dancing and of course - inflatable swans in the pool followed after the ceremony where the bride and groom jumped in wedding gown and all. The bride and groom's departure was certainly one for the record books. As Annie and Brad ran through the sparklers, Annie was met with a sparkling brand new Jeep at the end of the tunnel. She stopped, gasped, and turned back to look at Brad, who was beaming that his surprise went so well. They had apparently been talking about getting a Jeep, but Annie had no idea it would happen that night. She was in shock saying, "Is this real life?!" As they hopped into their new wheels it Annie was saying, "I want to drive!" They took a spin around the block and came back to finish out the party well into the night. One fabulously fun fete that's hard to beat.

Photographer: Arte De Vie Bridesmaid Dress: Adrianna Papell Band: All Out Entertainment Beauty: Becky Fos Floral Designer: Bee's Wedding Designs Caterer: C Invitations & Stationery: Gem Printing Company Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Haspel Dress Store: Pearl's Place Venue: Race + Religious Cinema and Video: Studio Vieux Carre Musicians: Tanya & Dorise