Garden Style Wedding at Il Mercato

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

all photography by Greer Gattuso Photography

It's actually pretty bittersweet to write about this gorgeous wedding, it was one of our last right before quarantine.

I guess the way I've had to look at it is that at least we went out on a super high note.

For months we worked on design and planning with Emily and Amber of Karson Butler Events (based out of DC and California). Our bride, based out of New York City, wanted a white, lush garden party that enhanced her venue choice.

And our venue, Il Mercato, is the perfect choice for a garden style courtyard ceremony with inside seater dinner by Joel's Catering.

We started with an 8'x 8' wooden beam chuppah draped in lightweight ivory paneling. We added dense florals and trailing greens throughout the front and accented the back to create a little depth.

We also added tall pillar candles throughout for a little added ambiance.

After the ceremony (weather was perfect, by the way), we flipped the ceremony space while the party second lined down the street. We only had 10 minutes (agggghhhhhhhhhh) to remove the chuppah and reset with florals for the mantle.

Audra at Distressed Rentals & Revival brought in the most gorgeous neutral and blush lounge furniture for the courtyard, which in turn, accented all the wooden pieces they brought in for the 150 personal seated dinner inside.

Adorable place card settings with second line hankies

Inside Il Mercato, we had larger tables of tall fluted arrangements with candle decor mixed with tables with low, lush compote dishes full of neutral florals and trailing greens.

All the little details.

And lastly, a gorgeous cake by Bittersweet Confections accented with the bride's favorite flowers, anemones.

Like I said, we went out on a high note.

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New Orleans, LA 70130


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