A Personalized, Navy and White Wedding at Latrobe’s on Royal in New Orleans, Louisiana

Kendra Carter (32 and an ERP analyst) and Adam Pryor (29 and a consultant) did New Orleans, Louisiana, their way and went all-out. Their ceremony at H

Kendra Carter (32 and an ERP analyst) and Adam Pryor (29 and a consultant) did New Orleans, Louisiana, their way and went all-out. Their ceremony at Hotel Monteleone even had live music from the Storyville Stompers brass band, which extended into their second line through the French Quarter. Everyone wore Mardi Gras beads as they paraded through the streets. “It was so much fun and probably the favorite part of our wedding for many guests,” Kendra says. “My grandmother said she felt like a movie star with all the people taking pictures of us.” Afterward, they went to Latrobe’s on Royal for a custom affair designed by Nola Bash. Inspired by Adam's grandmother’s love of orchids, every table had an extravagant, lush arrangement dripping with white orchids, roses and hydrangeas against navy linens. To make things even more tailored to them, Kendra and Adam named each table after their favorite childhood books. “Harry Potter,” “Brave New World” and “Charlotte’s Web” were all on the list. The night continued with an awesome party, complete with a sparkler exit and “bike taxi” rides. See these incredible details and more, captured by Select Studios, below.

Kendra fell in love with the first wedding dress she tried on. Chosen by her sister, it was covered with this chic ivory lace overlay that expanded into a chapel-length train. A silver beaded belt wrapped around her waist for some added sparkle. Her other accessories, however, were Kendra’s second-favorite part of the look, for sentimental reasons. “My dad passed away the year I met Adam in 2007—Adam was actually sitting right next to me when I got the news—so I had his wedding band turned into an anklet,” Kendra says.
Classic, New Orleans-Inspired Invitation Suite
Her bridesmaids searched through J.Crew and found these knee-length chiffon dresses that fit their personal styles. A single strand of pearls and silver shoes matched all their looks together. “They have actually all worn the dresses again since then, for real,” Kendra says.
The men’s looks were entirely different, right down to the ties. The groomsmen wore seersucker suits, while Adam stood out in a more classic navy. To tie them together, Adam wore a seersucker bow tie and they honored New Orleans with fleur-de-lis-accented bow ties.
Triple White Rose Boutonnieres
Garden-Style Wedding Arch With Orchids
New Orleans Brass Band Ceremony Music
White Calla Lily Aisle Decor
Through these small monogrammed pins made by her bridesmaid, Kendra and her family made a subtle tribute to her father. Since he died the year she met Adam, they each wore a pin with her father's initials. What a sweet and meaningful tribute!
Mardi Gras Beads as Second Line Favors
Since their wedding was in the French Quarter, Kendra and Adam didn’t want to pass up an opportunity for a second line. They embraced the New Orleans tradition and took to the streets for an elaborate parade with their 180 guests and the Storyville Stompers brass band. They even carried traditional black-and-white lace parasols.
Now this brings back a few memories. Incorporating their childhoods and Louisiana's famous fleurs-de-lis, Kendra and Adam made their programs into paper fortune tellers. A middle school favorite, these accents unveiled different pieces of information under each square. In this case, it was the details of their wedding.
Taking inspiration from their venue, Latrobe’s on Royal in New Orleans, Louisiana, their entrance was lined with these chic iron arches covered with tiered tealight candles. Each one added a soft glow against the exposed bright walls and vintage decor. "It looked amazing against the window and rustic mirrors,” Kendra says.
Kendra's gorgeous composite rose bouquet was inspired by Pinterest. She instantly fell in love and brought the image to her florist for a personalized replica. “It turned out better than I expected,” she says. “It also dried perfectly and it is now on a bookshelf in our living room.” A locket with her father’s picture was also wrapped around the stems.
Their programs weren’t the only things inspired by Kendra and Adam’s childhood. Each table name acknowledged one of their favorite books. “Charlotte’s Web,” “Harry Potter,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Brave New World" all made the cut. Each card had a quote in case guests needed a little reminder of the plot.
Making things a little more personal, they used Adam’s grandmother’s love of orchids as the inspiration for their all-white centerpieces. Half the reception tables were paired with tall all-white arrangements of orchids, hydrangeas and roses that cascaded from a tall trumpet vase. Candles in different mercury glass votives also surrounded the centerpieces.
Elegant White Rose Centerpiece on Silver Candlestick
New Orleans-Inspired Wedding Favor Cup
Rickshaw 'Just Married' Ceremony Exit