We wanted to transport Alex + Joe’s wedding guests to a dark, moody, fun, elegant, and mysterious dinner party at a Haunted Mansion. We were inspired by Disneyland’s iconic Haunted Mansion and we wanted to lean into the Southern Gothic New Orlean’s feel with a dash of Victorian Naturalist. Feast your eyes on all of the different tablescape floral vessels, oddities, and curiosities curated by our floral designer Marie of Nocturne in Bloom. Alex, Marie, and I each brought curiosities from our personal collection to decorate with.
Alex + Joe had a private ceremony with only their parents in attendance. Alex wore a black wedding dress, her hair was slicked into a pompadour, and she wore spiked Jimmy Choo heels. After the ceremony ended, guests were invited to attend the cocktail party and dinner reception. Guests arrived at Carondelet House via a luxury shuttle bus and were greeted at the entrance by immersive performers. We had a grave mourner and a tombstone statue welcome the guests. This helped instantly pull people into our spooky, macabre, and mysterious wedding world. Guests enjoyed New Orlean's inspired cocktails and appetizers while a live pianist and cellist entertained. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner featuring Gumbo, Jumbalaya, and New Orlean's roasted chicken. After dinner, guests were surprised with a horn trio processional that led them to the dinner party. The DJ and horn trio got the dance floor moving and guests also enjoyed a tarot reader and photo booth. To finish the night off strong, guests enjoyed coffee, delicious cake, and late night snacks.
Halloween is my favorite time of year and it was so fun to plan and design Alex + Joe's dark, spooky, and romantic wedding.
Carondelet House Wedding
The all-star creative team
Iz & Co