Ever been to a wedding where the couple parade themselves and their guests down the streets of New Orleans with an epic band? Trevor and Nicole’s wedding is right like that: it was their goal to throw the ultimate funky party for their family and friends.
New Orleans came into focus because it’s central, but also because the couple spends a lot of their time enjoying good music — especially of the New Orleans funk variety. The Royal Frenchman is a boutique hotel with a funky vibe that is filled with colorful surrealist art and a regular host to some of their favorite New Orlean’s artists. The outdoor courtyard was exactly what they had in mind for both the wedding and the reception. The vibe really came together with Trevor’s purple suit, a custom design by Portland’s Duchess Clothier, and it really set the stage for everything else. Nicole’s dress was from Novella Bridal, complete with a peacock feather lace pattern.
Pinterest definitely helped with brainstorming, but the wedding planner really helped everything come together. Bridemaid Noel Rohayem, an art director and stylist, created a custom ostrich feather fan to complement Nicole’s look for the couple’s iconic Second Line parade. The wedding program, featuring a New Orleans language guide, list of all guests, and parade route map, was created by designer and Bridesmaid, Natalie Devine. The Bride’s mom made the card box to complement the handmade Polaroid-filled guest book, which became a testament to the absolute blast people were having. Wedding party gifts were flasks from ToonedUp, featuring customized caricatures of each friend showcasing each person’s unique flair.