Saralane and Christopher’s wedding at the Arbor Room in City Park

February 16, 2017


Vendors and Venues:

Ceremony and Reception:  Arbor Room and Popp’s Fountain

Planner:  Brooke Casey

Florist: Poppy and Mint

Video:  Bella Productions

Entertainment:  Tip Tops and a special guest appearance by Deacon John

Cake:  Bittersweet Confections

Makeup:  Bleu

Bridesmaid’s dresses:  Jenny Yoo

Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige

My gosh, I loved this wedding!  It was so full or love and art-  two things I’m passionate about.   Just look at the artistic details!  From the Groom’s tie (details below) to the most unique guest sign in table we’ve ever seen.  What a fun a beautiful wedding!

We asked Saralane to tell us a little bit about her day, here’s what she had to say:

“We took a few words that inspired us and really ran with it. This is technically a destination wedding for us since we live in Los Angeles, but growing up in New Orleans and my love for the city, I definitely wanted that to be a large part of our wedding. I wanted our favorite people to experience a city that is so magical, You can take the girl out of New Orleans, but can’t take New Orleans out of her!
I grew up in a very artsy family so we really wanted to incorporate that in our overall theme and decided to go with a watercolor feel. I love bright colors and thought it would also go with the summery time of year. I also wanted to do a ton of DIY so that our guests walked away with a feeling that we put a lot of love into every little detail.
I dip dyed and sewed table runners, our second line hankies, our aisle, and our chuppah is going to be tie dyed. Our dear friend will be hand sketching our ceremony and one of our bridesmaids hand painted and used calligraphy for a wedding map which we will also use the backdrop for all of our wedding signs and our program fans. Instead of the traditional guest book we are doing mini canvas and easels, people can either write a message or paint a picture and later we are going to put them all together for one large piece. One of my favorite surprises for our guests is a custom hot pink neon sign for the dance floor that says “Laissez les bon temps rouler”. I wanted them to be able to let lose and let the good times roll!
The backdrop of City Park holds a special place in my heart as well. I know it is a well oiled machine that produces up to 300 weddings a year, but I grew up walking distance from the park and I have so many fond memories from teaching at a camp in story-land, to playing at the playground, climbing the glorious trees, and even attending a fundraiser as a kid at Popp Fountain before there was ever an arbor room. My sister also got married in City Park 18 years ago!
Christopher and I, although it may sound cheesy, really do believe we have a love story to tell, and aside from all of the details, we really wanted that to come across on our big day as our love story continues.
We are giddy with excitement especially to work with you all and absolutely couldn’t be more proud and excited to have you all a part of our special day.”

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Tell us a bit about your flowers!

“Bridesmaids will have a huge bright single peony accented with lavender, rosemary and rosemary. Groomsmen will have gold dusted succulents, the chuppah will be gold dusted magnolia leaves and other flowers are dusty millers, garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, lilac, lavender oh and gold dusted corn for our centerpices! etc…”

What inspired your style for the wedding day?

“This is a fabulous question and I will try to be brief! I really wanted to incorporate personal touches from both me and my fiance. It is all about the details for us and we took growing up in New Orleans (and Iowa) and turned that up a notch. I came from a very artsy family and decided to go with the overall watercolor/dip dye/tie dye look. “


What inspired your cake?
“We wanted a very simple elegent look as to not distract from the taste. Our cake will have one single magnolia on top and it will be painted with gold brush strokes.”


What inspired your groom’s cake?
“The grooms ake is Christopher’s (my fiance) and his entire families football team. They dont have a NFL, so they follow the Iowa Hawkeyes and I love to tell them how many times LSU has beat them :)”




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