An Intimate, Vintage Wedding at Muriel's Jackson Square Bistro in New Orleans, Louisiana


                    Amber Scheer (37 and an office manager) and Tyler Scheer (33 and a carpenter) love to travel, so they opted for a destination we

Amber Scheer (37 and an office manager) and Tyler Scheer (33 and a carpenter) love to travel, so they opted for a destination wedding in New Orleans, Louisiana. “We were there before and loved it,” Amber says. “We immediately decided it was the perfect place for our wedding.” They completely embraced the city's culture. The day started with a ceremony in front of  the St. Louis Cathedral, followed by a reception at Muriel's Jackson Square Bistro. Amber's bouquet of vintage cabinet knobs even had a fleur-de-lis accent. If that weren't enough, their wedding cake was baked by Sucre and featured tiers of specialty macarons stacked over the single-tier confection. Of course, they also had a traditional second line at the end. “We had been to so many evening weddings that always seemed to end too quickly," Amber says. "We wanted to make our wedding an all-day affair and spend as much time with our family and friends as possible.” Everyone followed the Kinfolk Brass Band waving handkerchiefs and parading through the streets of the French Quarter. Their march went all the way to their after-party in Loa Lounge in the International House Hotel. Check out every detail, shot by Amanda Hodges Weir Photography, below.

On top of having an alternative, cabinet knob bouquet, Amber wanted her arrangement to be extra-personal.  “My grandmother's rosary wrapped around the bottom of the bouquet,” Amber says. “She passed away in 2003, so it was nice to have something of hers so close to me on that day.”
Amber’s maid of honor was the only one to stand beside her at the ceremony, so she picked out a dress that stood. She wore this cute, purple, silk chiffon dress from BHLDN with a pleated knee-length skirt and rosette detailing along the one-shoulder strap.
“We love to travel and always knew that we wanted a small destination wedding with our closest family and friends,” Amber says. New Orleans was quickly chosen. They had no problem incorporating the city and even had their ceremony in Jackson Square. Instead of adding decor, they let St. Louis Cathedral be their backdrop.
Ty chose a casual wedding day look with some added color to match the bridesmaid dresses. He wore a neutral vest from J.Crew with matching pants, a blue gingham shirt, royal purple tie and actual blue suede shoes. Amber also asked Ty’s mother to design his boutonniere, which was made with sage and a rose from his childhood home: a Colorado ranch.
After their 10 a.m. wedding, they kept things light with a brunch reception at Muriel's Jackson Square Bistro in New Orleans, Louisiania.”It was the perfect setting,” Amber says. They even drew on the building’s bright color scheme with a few matching accents.
Designed by Amber’s friend, her bouquet was totally unique. Instead of flowers, it was made from an assortment of floral, colorful and glass cabinet knobs. One even had a fleur-de-lis! Both ivory lace and sheer blush fabric wrapped around its posts.
“After visiting Paris a couple of times, I fell in love with macarons,” Amber says. "We decided to have a macaron tree with a cake base for our wedding cake. It was delicious!” Macarons are a specialty at Sucre, so it was no surprise that they chose the whimsical, single-tier confection.
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Having been to many weddings that ended too quickly, Amber and Tyler wanted to expand the fun. So they finished the reception with a second line. Everyone took part in the New Orleans tradition and waved white handkerchiefs as they followed the Kinfolk Brass Band in an awesome parade. Ty's mother waved a super-sweet embroidered handkerchief with a thank-you note from Amber. Their second line went from the French Quarter to Loa Lounge in the International House Hotel, where they had a few drinks at the after-party.
Of course, their dog Huey, miniature dachshund, had to be involved in the day! After he was walked down the aisle by Amber’s maid of honor, he joined Amber and Ty for a quick photo opp. Complementing Ty’s shirt, he wore a blue searsucker bow tie. “He was really the star of the show!” says Amber.