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Monoto Productions

Wedding at Brennan’s New Orleans

“So may you share from this day on- with love and understanding. May the joys of your life be heightened, may its bitterness be sweetened. And I charge you on this day, and on every day that you look into each other’s eyes from this day forward: To remember not just the tangible, but also the intangible, the mysterious.”

The officiant’s beautifully heartfelt words had our team swooning! Greg & Rebecca’s wedding was held at Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans, LA. Make sure to check out the video below to hear what the couple’s family and friends had to say. Also, that street car wedding cake! And the stunning chuppah! Fun fact: Brennan’s, the place that Rebecca & Greg married, is the home of the original Bananas Foster. So many New Orleans staples thrown into one heart fluttering wedding! We were smitten by the sweet, soft- spoken demeanor of this couple, who were obviously smitten with each other. There is something that makes us warm and tingly inside when we see a groom look at a bride the way Greg looks at Rebecca.

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We asked Greg and Rebecca how they met and started dating. Their response was perfect:

In Greg’s words:
No reply. I was beginning to think she was sending me a silent message. I mean, I had called twice. What if she asked her friend about me…the one who thinks I’m eccentric (relative) and makes inappropriate jokes (guilty).
As I sat on my couch ready to bail, I had no idea that less than one year later I’d be in a serious relationship with the girl on the other end of that number, happier than I ever thought possible. Even less possible for me to anticipate at the time was that barely two years later, we would be getting married.
To be honest, we didn’t know each other yet, just of each other. We met briefly three years previous at an 80’s dance night. She had recently moved to New Orleans, and I was days away from moving away for the next year. We spoke ever so briefly…I couldn’t remember what was said, but I didn’t forget her. I remember telling my friend Jason that night I thought she was the prettiest girl I had ever seen.
Fast forward to two weeks before this call. I’m single, and run into my friend Rachael at a bar. I ask her what ever happened to the girl from that ’80’s night back in 2012. She says she is single, and that she had asked about me recently. I didn’t believe this, but I let her put her friend’s number in my phone anyway.
Oh well, I think, putting down my phone. Maybe she already found someone else. I consider my options for the night: maybe I’d go grab dinner and drinks with Chris and Jason; perhaps I’d jump back in the digital dating pool, shifting through a library of Tinder profiles while OD’ing on Netflix.
I thought back to the ’80’s again… I picked up the phone one last time. “Hi.”

In Rebecca’s words:
He didn’t leave me a message. I had a couple of missed calls from the same random number. Who picks up a call from an unidentified phone numbers nowadays? Then Rachael texts me and asks me if I am no longer interested. How can I be interested in someone who I didn’t even realize was calling me? Luckily, he did try to call me for a third time and this time I picked up the phone.
It’s true, I never forgot Greg either, even though we only talked for a few minutes that first night. Some things in life really are meant to be. Greg is the most caring, hilarious, ingenious person I know. I am beyond lucky (#blessed) to have him alongside me every day as we experience this crazy and exciting world together. I cannot wait to marry him! He is also the writer in our little family. I have never been creatively expressive and Lil’ Nacheaux (our cat) doesn’t have opposable thumbs. Therefore, I will sum up this section by saying that we would like to thank our family and friends for their love and support as we embark on the journey that is marriage. We wouldn’t be the people we are today, would not have found one another or be able to fully celebrate our marriage without all of you. We can’t wait to dance the hora with you on March 26th!

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Vendor love //

Ceremony & Reception Venue- Brennans Restaurant
Photographer – Studio Tran
Preparation – Chateau LeMoyne
Dress Designer – Yvonne LaFleur
Bridal Boutique – Yvonne LaFleur
Cake – Gambinos
Florist – Thibodeaux’s Floral Studio
Live Event Painting – Kelly Boyett
Second Line Band – Paulin Brothers

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