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Monoto Productions

New Orleans Street Car Wedding with Sara and Mat

This wedding took the “New Orleans wedding” feel to the next level. Sara and Mat’s wedding ceremony was inside a moving street car. Not in front or around it, but inside! WHILE IT WAS DRIVING TO THE RECEPTION! Our team has shot hundreds of unique New Orleans weddings, but never while our venue was traveling down the road. We were excited (and a little nervous- we had never shot a street car wedding before!) and couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out. Emily Sullivan (owner of Emily Sullivan Events) and her team knocked it out of the park! We also instantly fell in love with the couple. There is no doubt that Sara and Mat are adventurous, creative and very much in love. Make sure to check out the video to hear the unbelievably sweet vows they wrote to each other!

Just a fun tidbit:
The St. Charles Streetcar line (where the wedding ceremony was held) is the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world, as it has been in operation since 1835.

About the couple:
Mat and Sara’s story begins from two distant locations. Sara, growing up in Southwest Louisiana, moved to Jacksonville after graduating from LSU Physical Therapy school to find the love over her life (maybe). Mat spent the first two-thirds of his life in upstate New York, moving to Jacksonville after high school. Little did he know that 10 years later his life would be turned upside-down. The two went on their first date in late June of 2015 and haven’t looked back since. From tearing up dance floors, to exploring new places, the last two years have been full of excitement, and they both look forward to taking the next “leap”.

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Vendor love:
Event Coordinator – Emily Sullivan Events
Ceremony Location – St. Charles Streetcar Line
Reception Location- Elms Mansion and Gardens
Photographer – Brittney Dufrene Photography
Ceremony Musician- Fine Arts- Gabriel
Reception Entertainment- Louisiana Spice Band
Florist – Crystal Vase
Cake – Nikki’s Frosted Fantasies
Decor- Your Events Delivered & Firefly Ambiance
Photobooth- GOGO Booth

St. Francis of Assisi New Orleans Wedding with Vivian and Joseph

“Our Story by Vivian

Joe and I met in optometry school back in 2012. It wasn’t love at first sight; in fact it was the total opposite. Joe stayed true to his promise that he wouldn’t get distracted while in school so he mainly kept to himself. I’m a social butterfly, so I made sure to have fun with new friends and make the best of the next 4 years. A week before Thanksgiving, my beloved grandmother passed away and I stormed out of class to be with relatives in Houston, TX. After learning about what happened, Joe messaged me his condolences through Facebook. After her funeral and Thanksgiving, finals came around and Joe asked to study together. A few study sessions later, he became my forever study buddy. Joe learned to open up and I learned to buckle down. We started getting to know one another during our Christmas break, and I’m sure that Joe was a gift sent from my grandmother up above.

Like a true gentleman, Joe asked for my parents permission to marry me. And he did just that on October 4, 2015. During one of our externships back in my home state of Florida, we visited my parents before they left for a two-week vacation in Vietnam. As I’m hugging my mom goodbye, I turn around to see Joe on bended knee. I said, “of course” and continued to cry as Joe checked his heart rate on his Fitbit, which read 116 beats/min.

Vendor love:
Event Coordinator – Diem Le
Event Location – St. Francis of Assisi
Preparation – Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel
Photographer – Studio Tran – Eric
Entertainment – DJ Loopy
Dress Design – Allure Bridals
Bridal shop – Lily’s Bridal Orlando Florida
Florist – Bella Blooms
Cake – O’Delice French Bakery
Reception – Panda King