We should admit that when we first laid eyes on Sara and Jack's dramatic luxury outdoor wedding in New Orleans it was a moment when things came full circle for us. We saw this stunner captured by the dear Arte De Vie right before heading into New York Bridal Fashion Week which wraps up today. For those that don't know much about bridal market, it's a high-energy, action packed week when bridal designers introduce their newest collections to retailers and media. We're talking high fashion runway shows, art-like gallery presentations and many, many appointments. Because if the gown doesn't capture attention there - it isn't going to make it to the racks for a bride to wear down the aisle. Well, technically there are exceptions. But, we digress - because when we saw Sara's astounding feather trimmed ball gown we were transported to 2017. In an instant, we recognized her wedding gown as the grand finale of Morilee by Madeline Gardner runway show. A designer known to us as the fairy godmother of princess gowns! We had our own major moment with this statement maker too - because - well just look at it! In that vein, we needed to first take a moment to applaud today's bride in her extraordinary taste. Obviously, a dramatic luxury outdoor wedding in New Orleans calls for a jaw dropping dress! And if you want to feel like Cinderella, you wear ball gown by Morilee by Madeline Gardner.

So, if you're still reading - thanks for letting us tell a little story before jumping into Sara and Jack's dramatic luxury outdoor wedding in New Orleans. This is one gorgeous wedding at every turn, angle and detail thanks to Blue Gardenia Events. When you lead with planning your wedding day filled with love and laughter how can you really go wrong? When it came to deciding how to tackle their big day, the couple's guiding principle was simple: Throw an unforgettable party with those who fill their lives with the utmost happiness, love and laughter. With that in mind, New Orleans was the only city that felt fitting. All the details from then on were easy to them. The day itself was as the bride herself said, "quite possibly the most perfect New Orleans day - 73 and sunny." The feeling overwhelmed her during the the first look is a detail that still stays with her. It was in those brief minutes together that she recognized their day - one they spent countless energy and months planning - couldn't waver from anything but perfect. In nutshell, there were many humorous mishaps - items that were forgotten to be packed and impromptu bridal gown alterations. Yet in the end, there isn't a thing she would have changed or done over. It was simply perfect.

Photographer: Arte De Vie Makeup Artist: Eden Salon Floral Designer: Poppy and Mint Lighting: Firefly Ambiance Cake Designer: Bittersweet Confections Invitation Designer: Stationery Stylist Jewelry: Melanie Casey Jewelry Dress Designer: Madeline Gardner Dress Store: Mignonette Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka Shoes Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Knot Standard Groomsman Attire: The Black Tux Caterer: The Elms Mansion Design and Decor: Blue Gardenia Events Equipment Rentals: Lovegood - Wedding & Event Rentals