Monoto Productions

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

Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights Wedding with Abby and Kane

“Our Story by Abby

Hi! For those that don’t know, Kane and I met while working together on the Pricing team at Target in 2012.

What started as a great friendship later grew into something more as we bonded over everything from our shared interest in (all) food, beer, R&B music, and a preference for sharing jokes over Lync messaging instead of working.

By fall of that year, we’ll admit it, we were pretty inseparable. While some may say it’s not 100% cool to date your co-worker, we just couldn’t fight it. Fortunately, we’re super professional and only flirted at work, like, a little bit.

The years that have followed have been the best of my little life. Kane makes everything better. Whether it’s going to the grocery store or traveling to a new city, there’s no one I’d rather do it with. We share a love of spontaneity and fun that I am told is pretty rare. It’s for that reason we have decided to host our wedding in our favorite fun place: New Orleans! We can’t wait to share our special day in this special
place with you.

The Proposal by Kane:

Abby had been contemplating a trip to San Francisco with friends to visit another friend who had recently moved out to the area. On April 20th, they suddenly booked their trip… for 10 days later. Little did Abby know, I had been contemplating my own plans for her trip to San Francisco and had already been in contact with a jeweler in the city. With the short notice, I was frenetically working to expedite the ring, and discretely scheming with Abby’s gracious travel companions for a mid-trip surprise. Abby flew out Thursday, excited for her big weekend being highlighted by a Napa Valley wine tour booked for Saturday.

Fast forward to Saturday morning, I take my own flight out to the City by the Bay. I sped straight downtown to grab the ring and meet up with the limo booked to chauffeur the wine tour. As we pulled up to their hotel, Abby – looking stunning in a black sundress and fancy hat for the day’s festivities – approached the limo with no clue what was waiting inside. As the door opened and I stepped out Abby’s jaw dropped and she threw her arms around me laughing. It wasn’t until, with a shaky voice, I began to tell her how much she means to me and reaching into my back pocket that she realized what was happening. I dropped to a knee there on the sidewalk and she nodded her head in disbelief. We hugged. She cried. We piled into the back of the limo and headed north. It was the perfect moment that kicked off an unforgettable day.”

Vendor love:
Event Coordinator – Belle Soiree Events
Event Location – Bevolo Gas Electric Lights
Preparation – Chateau LeMoyne
Photographer – Maile Lani
Entertainment – Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Dress Design – Amy Kuschel
Bridal shop – Che Bella (Minneapolis)
Florist – Leaf and Petal NOLA
Cake – Haydel’s