The pairing of Grey Collective Members Arte de Vie and Blue Gardenia Events produces absolute perfection in Joia and Louie’s wedding at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center. At once simple and visually impactful, the ceremony details included white, orchid-filled ceremony florals, chuppah and bouquet by Bee’s Wedding & Event Design in the industrial light-filled space. And the reception—wow!!!! The warehouse space was transformed into a lush, candlelit celebration by Blue Gardenia Events and Firefly Ambiance. Joia and Louie’s modern nuptials are the epitome of a neutral palettes and perfectly edited details and we love the way Arte de Vie captures it all in their signature film style.
from the photographer: Where to even begin with Joia and Louie’s wedding day?! This couple was stylish and classy in a simply elegant manner from their rehearsal attire to the wedding day dress and suit, to Joia’s reception gown. The New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center could not have been a better match for this couple! This was actually our first wedding at the CAC, and I have to say that it was so much fun to watch the space come alive. The ceremony room is a long narrow room with light flooding in from the windows, exposed beams and ducts, and unfinished floors. Once you move in chairs, florals, a chuppah — the entire space changes dramatically. After the ceremony the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the main entrance of the gallery, and then they were led into the incredible reception area transformed from warehouse by day to a lush, warm ambiance for their celebration. The decor was amazing! I loved seeing Joia and Louie’s reaction as Blue Gardenia Events led them into the space for their first glimpse. They almost lost it! They were overjoyed with the results.
Photographer: Arte de Vie // Event Planner: Blue Gardenia Events // Florist: Bee’s Wedding & Event Design // Ceremony and Reception Venue: Contemporary Arts Center // Candle Décor: Firefly Ambiance // Hair: Ali Vasquez Hair // Makeup: Lynna Vo // Ceremony Musicians: New Orleans Finest Musicians // Reception Entertainment: Dry Water Band // Caterer: Joel’s Catering
// Videographer: Studio Vieux Carre // Staging, Lighting, Pipe & Drape: See Hear Productions // Catering and Bar Rentals: Perrier // Rentals (Tables, Chairs, Misc.): Event Rental // Lounge Furniture: 12th Table