A Romantic Industrial Wedding at Tomas Bistro in New Orleans, Louisiana

For their spring wedding, Domineque Boyd and Leang Chung planned a romantic, garden-inspired affair laced with iconic New Orleans flair.

“With our strong ties to the Crescent City, representing culture was paramount,” Domineque says. With a venue situated in the Big Easy’s warehouse district, a postceremony second line parade and a menu featuring classic Creole cuisine, the couple easily accomplished their mission.

Set in a historic factory, Tomas Bistro featured vaulted ceilings, exposed brick, iron chandeliers and an expansive glass ceiling that took guests’ breath away. Fresh, fragrant greenery and a palette of neutral hues dominated the décor, softening the aesthetic of the former industrial space. “We wanted our wedding to be experienced through all senses so that when guests walked in, they would smell the eucalyptus of the garland, see the texture of the exposed brick, taste the depth of the Creole food and hear the music that encompasses the soul of New Orleans,” Domineque says.

Four long, family-style tables framed the dance floor for the reception, each draped in ivory linens and lined with garlands of fluffy ferns and pillar candles. Gilded chargers and gold lettered place cards wove a touch of glamour into the tablescapes. Panels of ethereal white fabric hung from the rafters overhead, illuminated by the soft glow of the chandeliers.

After dinner, a live band took to the stage and cranked upbeat tunes that kept the dance floor packed late into the night. “You can’t throw a true New Orleans party without live music,” Domineque says. “We also made sure we chose a venue with some of the best New Orleans dishes, including gumbo and etouffee.”