A traditional white wedding will always stand the test of time. This is exactly what Sports Illustrated model and #CeciBride Brooks Nader envisioned for her luxuriously elegant event at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beginning with her invitation, our team brought elevated classic details to an exquisite design based on our Ariana Invitation Collection. See this collection to create your own invitation suite just like Brooks’!
“I was lucky enough to [work] with the most amazing artist Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York. Ceci and her team created the most gorgeous invitations with a lace-like envelope, which represented my reception dress which was so special and sentimental.”
BROOKS NADER, CECI BRIDE | NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
On the front of a clean white envelope, light gray hand calligraphy wrote guests' names in script lettering. Once opened, a delicate lace-like laser cut inner envelope made from pearl shimmer paper encased the invitation and showcased an opening to frame the couple's custom monogram. Inside, the back of the invitation featured the couple’s monogram in the center surrounded with roses and flourishes in pearl foil. The reply set and event details card were printed with a warm gray letterpress with matching roses and coordinating fonts. A pearl shimmer reply envelope added a bit of shine to this simple yet detailed suite.
On their wedding day, Brooks and fiance William were married in a picturesque historic church. A stunning arrangement of white flowers and lush greenery hung above the whitewashed wooden doors that led into the ceremony. Guests celebrated the newlyweds with a classic Cajun jazz band that moved from the church to the reception in the open-air courtyard of Old Ursuline Convent. Ivory, white, and gray linen couches, ottomans, and pillows created a warm lounge area for the cocktail hour. The couple’s custom crest was painted in a wreath of greenery on the front of the charming bar. Gold finishes added shine to the antique inspired decor that sprinkled the space. Natural bouquets and neutral table textures brought a calm air to this outdoor event which was elevated with diamond lanterns and glass accessories.
After dinner, guests were surprised with a grand six-tier cake that presented cascading white flowers on clean white icing. The night wrapped up on the tented dance floor in the garden, where the couple was celebrated under the stars as well a jazz band second line to Bourbon street. Nothing but a beautiful wedding for the beautiful couple. Congrats to Brooks and William!
Invitation Design & Event Branding: Ceci New York | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Church | Reception Venue: Old Ursuline Convent | Event Planner: Leslie Campbell Weddings | Floral Design: Billy Heroman's | Photography: Jenn Ocken Photography | Videography: Nathan Willis Wedding Films | Catering: Ralph Brennan Catering | Cake: Chasing Wang | Ceremony Dress: Pronovias | Reception Dress: Viero Bridal | Veil: Daphne Newman | Groom's Attire: Tom Ford | Hair: SOHO Boutique Salon