February 2017

Board of Trade New Orleans wedding video with Kelsey and James

“Kelsey and I met while we were both attending LSU Nursing School in New Orleans. I was a senior and she was just starting nursing school. A mutual friend introduced us and we have been together for 7 wonderful years since then. I was required to attend a conference for my graduate school, that year’s conference was in Orlando. I chartered a small plane to fly over Disney World at night, just in time for the fireworks show. I popped the big question on the runway after we landed. It was definitely a memorable experience and I think Kelsey was completely surprised. We recently bought a house in Mid-City and are loving our married life!”
-James

Vendor love:
Planning & Design – Brooke Casey Weddings
Ceremony – Immaculate Conception
Reception – Board of Trade
Photography – Catherine Guidry
Rentals – Event Rental
Transportation – Alert and Limousine Livery
Hair – Beth Washington
Makeup – Melissa Vaccaro
Lighting – Luminous Events
Catering – Pigeon Caterers
Entertainment – Bobby J and Stuff Like That
Pedicab – Bike Taxi Unlimited
Ring Box – The Mrs. Box
Invitations – Wondrous Whimsy
Bakery – Sweet Life Bakery

The Monastery New Orleans wedding video with Bre’lan and Kael

Kael and Bre’lan were introduced to one another in April of 2008 through a mutual high school friend, Louis Gerdes. The following evening, Kael asked for an opportunity to spend time with Bre’lan again. On the couple’s first date they saw ‘What Happens in Vegas’ at the movies, followed by beignets downtown. The date led to daily runs for snoballs, and the rest is history. Kael and Bre’lan became a couple.

On November 15, 2014, Kael asked Bre’lan to join him for dinner with his supervisor at Emeril’s NOLA Restaurant. Before arriving at the restaurant, Kael explained to Bre’lan that his supervisor coordinated the attendees to ride the horse and carriage through the French Quarter. Kael told Bre’lan that since they were running late, they would take the ride by themselves. After the carriage ride, Kael and Bre’lan arrived at NOLA Restaurant. Kael briefly addressed the carriage driver and escorted Bre’lan out of the carriage. Before the two could enter the restaurant, Kael dropped to one knee and asked for Bre’lan’s hand in marriage. NOLA Restaurant was one of the first restaurants Kael and Bre’lan visited in their relationship to celebrate Bre’lan’s birthday. Following the proposal, Kael and Bre’lan shared dinner with family who were outside of the restaurant to witness the proposal.

Vendor love:
Event Design – Wink Design and Events
Ceremony – St Joseph Church
Reception – The Monastery
Photography – Studio Tran
Caterer – Pigeon Caterers
Cake – Zoe’s Bakery
Second Line – Hot 8 Brass Band
Cocktail Entertainment – T-Ray the violinist
Bride’s Attire – Pedram Couture
DJ – DJ Keith Scott with B-Nice (emcee)