Rachel and Jordan may have the "meet cute" of all meet cutes. They met as summer camp counselors when they were teenagers. Life pulled them apart, they moved to different states, things happened, but they eventually found their way back to each other by a chance reunion in New Orleans. This became the obvious choice as the location to get married, and then voila - their colorful wedding at il Mercato came to be! 

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sarah walsh make up artist
Sarah Walsh doing an incredible job with the makeup! 

henry howard hotel wedding party
antigua floral bouquet
I love the colorful bouquet Antigua Floral made - named The Rachel. 

wedding party in pajamas
bride getting dressed
randall loeffler wedding shoes
first look with bridesmaids
first look with dad
henry howard hotel
Both Rachel and Jordan got ready at the Henry Howard Hotel. It's awesome when both parties are in the same space, so we were able to easily coordinate the first look and group photos.

groom getting ready
groom getting ready
bride and groom first look
first look with bride and groom
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henry howard hotel wedding
henry howard hotel wedding
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wedding party henry howard hotel
il mercato wedding
Another colorful flower moment by Antigua! 

jewish wedding il mercato
jewish wedding il mercato
colorful il mercato wedding

jewish wedding at il mercato
kinfolk second line brass band
Kinfolk came in hot for the second line. 

il mercato second line
second line at il mercato

Love that the people were cheering from the roof!

distressed rentals il mercato
il mercato distressed rentals
distressed rentals antigua floral
il mercato wedding with distressed rentals
il mercato first dance
il mercato cake cutting
il mercato cake cutting
il mercato hora
hora at il mercato
Honest, the chaos of the hora never gets old for me! People circling around you and other people being lifted in chairs. I love it every single time! Obviously makes for sure fun photos too!

Rachel asked Aaron Lane, the DJ, to play the 10 minute version of Taylor Swift's All Too Well, and he obliged. The dance floor quickly filled with people screaming all the lyrics at the top of their lungs.

all too well taylor swift

Planner - Brooke Casey Weddings
Venue - il Mercato
Getting ready location - Henry Howard Hotel
Bakery - Bittersweet Confections
Bride's Dress - Town and Country/ Sareh Nouri
Ceremony Band - Harlequin Chamber Music
Second line Band - Kinfolk Brass Band
DJ - Aaron Lane Entertainment
Florist - Antigua Floral
Hair - Ali Vasquez
MUA - Sarah Walsh
Officiant - Cantor Michael Shochet
Furniture Rentals - Distressed Rentals
Signage - Amber Leblanc
Transportation - Alert Transportation
Video - Genuine Collective