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Joellynn & Trey: A Formal Wedding in New Orleans, LA

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Joellynn & Trey in New Orleans, LA
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“I was able to walk down the longest aisle in New Orleans in one of the most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen to say my vows!” Joellynn says. The Holy Name of Jesus Church features grand stained glass windows and towering ceilings. With the help of Trey’s father, the cathedral’s 10 candelabras were adorned with flowers, ribbon, and candles in the  ...
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“Before my hunt for the perfect gown began, I thought I wanted simple and elegant,” Joellynn laughs. But the “perfect princess dress” changed her mind: an ivory strapless gown with silver beading by Christina Wu, which Joellynn customized with a specially dyed pink crinoline layer. “I loved the extra color!” she says. Her comfortable-yet-glam, rhin ...
Christina Wu, Washington, DC
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Joellynn chose claret, tea-length gowns from Dessy by After Six for her six bridesmaids, but let each woman pick her own style. “Not surprisingly, they each picked a different dress that fit them perfectly,” the bride says.
Dessy by After Six, Dessy.com
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Trey, an aviator in the Navy, wore his formal mess dress uniform with white tie. His five groomsmen and four ushers wore standard tuxes from Perlis, and after the ceremony, the couple exited the grand Catholic cathedral under a formal military arch of sabers.
Perlis, New Orleans
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“Because I love a good creative challenge, I ordered 250 roses in six different shades of pink and red from a wholesale florist,” Joellynn explains. With help from friends and family, she created a different-colored bouquet for each bridesmaid, a bouquet for herself that combined all six shades, plus boutonnieres, several large centerpieces, and sm ...
Flowers from BigRose.com
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Joellynn and Trey’s round three-tiered almond wedding cake featured a fleur-de-lis monogram with pink and red sugar flowers, a band of stripes in the wedding colors, and lace-detailed icing. “A self-proclaimed chocoholic guest stated the cake was the best white cake he’s ever eaten!” Joellynn says. The groom’s cake, however, stole the show—shaped a ...
Swiss Confectionery Inc., New Orleans

Joellynn & Trey in New Orleans, LA

Joellynn first met Trey at flight school in Corpus Christi, Texas, but the relationship didn’t get off the ground right away so to speak. “We dated a bit then, but both of us continued to move around the country with the Navy,” Joellynn explains. The pair got back together three years later—conducting a cross-country relationship between Portland, Maine, and Washington, DC—and that Thanksgiving, Trey proposed to Joellynn in her home state of Georgia. The Bride Joellynn Schulz, 28, consultant The Groom Calvin (Trey) Jones, 29, naval aviator The DateApril 1 So where does a high-flying couple who has lived all over the country host their wedding? The answer was obvious: Trey’s hometown of New Orleans. “We really wanted a fun, energetic atmosphere with a touch of elegance,” Joellynn says. “After Katrina, we knew that we had absolutely picked the right location, since his family and guests were definitely in the mood for a good celebration, and I was anxious to show that the city was once again ready to host a good party!” French fleur-de-lis, bright colors, and bold flavors helped this couple’s wedding live up to the New Orleans motto, “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” (let the good times roll).
- Siobhan Adcock
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  • Dessy by After Six, Dessy.com
  • Perlis, New Orleans
  • Flowers from BigRose.com
  • Swiss Confectionery Inc., New Orleans

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