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Every corner of the South has a unique personality, and we like celebrating them all! On Fat Tuesday, New Orleans and its fabulously rich Mardi Gras history is an easy pick. From the colors to the symbols, every aspect of Mardi Gras has tradition and meaning, making it ripe with inspiration for a bold and vibrant wedding! If you need a brief run-down on Fat Tuesday fun, check out this post we published last year, then scroll down for the rest of the celebration!

The team, lead by Ashley from The Graceful Host, chose two dresses by Modern Trousseau from Hayden Olivia Bridal. Both were full volume and totally glam, just like Mardi Gras! They also included a cathedral-length veil, a classic choice for New Orleans brides, many who marry in grand cathedrals.

Separk Mansion, a newly renovated home, was the perfect backdrop. With Mardi Gras as their inspiration, the team chose to infuse the energy and fun of carnival season into the floral design while still keeping the overall look formal, like a Mardi Gras ball.

Classic New Orleans delicacies like mini muffulettas were served.

Love this ruffled cake linen, inspired by the bride’s gown! Sweets were in no short supply, from the tiered cake to beignet truffles. Of course, the team had to include the cake pull tradition, a New Orleans staple!

Love these fun photos Old South Studios captured of the second line!

From Ashley:

Being that I was born and raised in New Orleans, I jumped at the opportunity to design a real wedding inspiration with true New Orleans style! It was so important to me that no detail be left out. And, our bride and groom are actually a real married couple! They were so sweet, and had a blast “doing it all over again”! I wanted this wedding to be approachable and have elements that brides could take away and use within their own wedding. The entire day was so much fun, and it was so rewarding sharing my culture with Charlotte!

Photography: Julie Staley, Old South Studios | Event Design and Coordination: Ashley Culicchia Cash, The Graceful Host | Venue: Separk Mansion | Makeup Artist: Erin Ashley Makeup | Hair Stylist: Adrian Howe Esthetics & Beauty | Floral Design: Chelish Moore Flowers | Menu and Bar: Donald Shives, Best Impressions | Cake Baker: Got What It Cakes | Paper Goods: Elisabeth Rose | Rentals: Party Reflections | Wedding Gowns: “Tate” and “Teacup” from Modern Trousseau’s Fall 2014 collection, available at Hayden Olivia Bridal | Belts: Whitney Alyssa from Hayden Olivia Bridal | Jewelry: Haute Bride from Hayden Olivia Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Second Line Umbrellas: Gems Printing | Welcome Box: Paper Source

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Those mini muffalettas are too cute!

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Welcome back to our finalist series for our third Ultimate Southern Challenge! As you may recall, this time we’re all about burlap. Our next finalists, Tying the Knot and Greer G. Photography, combined to produce a full shoot based on oysters and burlap (since oysters traditionally are packaged in burlap sacks), and we love their ideas for lending a little bit of glamour to this humble material! They put together several different projects, so let’s take a look:

First, the team put together a beautiful boxed invitation with a burlap and lace wrap.

An old window and burlap-backed seating charts made for a fun twist on the traditional escort card.

This rustic glam burlap garland would be perfect at the entrance to your venue or strung from chair to chair at a wedding ceremony. And it’s so easy to make!

For a beyond-easy DIY, dress up store-bought pillar candles with burlap and twine bands.

Finally, we had to share this adorable burlap banner:

If you’d like to see more from this shoot, you can check it out right here!

Credits:

Planning and Design: Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination // Photography: Greer G. Photography // Florist: Bee’s Wedding and Events // Lighting Decor: Luminous Events // Invitation Suite: Tupelo Honey // Venue: Race and Religious // Makeup: Ashley Melzer Sievert // Hair: Ginger Dickey at Color Bar Salon

Thank you so much, Elyse and team! Readers, if you love this idea, be sure to let us know in the comments! And remember, you’re welcome to give a vote of support to more than one concept.

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar giselle g cuccia reply

    These pictures are amazing. I wish you were my photographer when I got married. XOXO

  2. avatar Bobbie reply

    Love the Rehearsal Dinner shoot. It is fresh and delightful and Bride and Groom would be lucky to have those memories captured in such beautiful photos.

  3. avatar Stevie reply

    Love!! These are my favorite for sure :) Greer is fabulous, and they make a great team!

  4. avatar Heather reply

    This is the best! Absolutely stunning and very well put together!

  5. avatar Tracu reply

    I really love the attention to detail in every photograph. I especially love the window idea for the seating charts. Who knew burlap could look so beautiful?

  6. avatar Katie reply

    I love this look… and the candles are just perfect!

  7. avatar Lisa LaFrance reply

    Beautiful, classic, elegant and most importantly UNIQUE! Fabulous work!

  8. avatar Toni Napolitano reply

    Love this! So unique & thoughtful in both concept & execution. Who would have thought burlap could be elegant? Absolutely adore the seating chart idea always refreshing to see a new twist on tradition. You have my vote!

  9. avatar Jason Anthony reply

    This is THE ONE, fresh, classic, duplicable, glam meets southern charm, perfect!!!

  10. avatar Mona reply

    The perfect amount of details, each coming together seamlessly, from the burlap to the lace, to the candles and florals, so incredible…wow!

  11. avatar Brandon O’Neal reply

    This is stunning, I love it! Truly some really beautiful, chic ideas. Any bride would be lucky to work with Greer and this team.

  12. avatar jessica crawford reply

    gorgeous! I am in love with the invitation suite and the neutral color scheme

  13. avatar Ashley reply

    So New Orleans Classy… LOVE the oyster and pearl detail on the invitation!

  14. avatar Melissa Johnson reply

    Wonderful representation of New Orleans and burlap! We do love our NOLA wedding industry family! Brava!

  15. avatar ChickiD reply

    Just gorgeous!

  16. avatar Sybil reply

    Rustic and elegant in a perfect blend. Every detail absolutely beautiful…Got My Vote!

  17. avatar vicki reply

    Love the theme…very original; and, the the photography is amazing, does it justice!!!!!

  18. avatar Eddie Marroquin reply

    LOVE the old world feel of race and religious! and greer, your amazing eye captured these details beautifully! excellent work, y’all!

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  20. avatar Justin reply

    The flowers look great. Some real beautiful work by bees weddings and event design

    • avatar Andree C reply

      Justin: I agree, Justin. The whole thing is beautiful, but the flowers, which can make or break it ,definitely pulled the whole thing together and are just exquisite. Beautiful job Bees Florist!

  21. avatar Heather reply

    Great decorations and a unique theme. Great job by the entire team

  22. avatar kayla reply

    the flowers look amazing! great job to bee’s wedding and events :)

  23. avatar Wendy reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! Bee’s does incredible floral work and the pictures capture the elegant and unique feel of this wedding.

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  25. avatar Lindsay reply

    I love this creative use of burlap on the table, garlands, and menus! What a creative way to tie New Orleans’ oyster heritage into a gorgeous event!

  26. avatar Julia reply

    Stunning! Absolutely burlap-tastic!

  27. avatar Valerie reply

    These photos are breathtaking! Im definately hiring you to shoot all my future events!

  28. avatar Chase LaBure reply

    Beautiful design!!

  29. avatar Jeremy Fredricks reply

    This is amazing work! best of the best!!!

  30. avatar Robyn reply

    This photoshoot is amazing!! The flowers by Bee’s Wedding and Events are phenomenal! Great work as usual Mrs. Carolyn and Mr. Eric!!

  31. avatar Terry Taravella reply

    Very Beautiful!!!

  32. avatar Debbie reply

    Love the flowers – so elegant, simple and unique! Just beautiful!

  33. avatar Megan reply

    I LOVE this, everything is so unique and thoughtful!

  34. avatar Denise Grein reply

    Love the photos by greer g photography. Beautiful!!!

  35. avatar Kelly reply

    LOVE Elyse at Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination! I wouldn’t have anyone else coordinate my wedding! :)

  36. avatar Sandy Spitale reply

    Amazing! Flowers are magnificent – natural colors and white arrangements are outstanding. Just stunning!

  37. avatar Tina p reply

    I love Love LOVE how all the different textures were captured to create a stunning event! Great design…. Even better photography!! Rustic glamorous!!!

  38. avatar Carmel Johnson reply

    This is the best! Love all of the creativity!

  39. avatar Danielle reply

    This is so beautiful!! Great work everyone!!

  40. avatar Kathy H. reply

    Beautiful photography and love the flowers. Great job by all!!

  41. avatar Kathy K reply

    Beautiful work done by Bees Weddings and Designs. Especially loved the unique way they used burlap in the old window as a part of the seating chart and the burlap banner that the couple is carrying.

  42. avatar Christopher Wise reply

    These pictures look amazing. Splendid job!!!

  43. avatar Jen reply

    Absolutely amazing! Im impressed with the photographers keen eye.

  44. avatar Elizabeth Zweiback reply

    Great photos, nicely done Greer G!

  45. avatar eric fredricks reply

    Thanks to everyone who had a part in this photo shoot. This was truly a group effort. We had so many great ideas came to the table that we did not even use. In the end I think the best ideas came to the table.

  46. avatar Shannon Rhodes reply

    Fantastic ideas! Especially looooove luminous events! The candles are simply beautiful!

  47. avatar Kathy Herrmann reply

    Great job by Bee’s!!!

  48. avatar Danielle reply

    love the pictures, absolutly gorgeous… amazing job Greer G. Photography!!

  49. avatar Jacqueline Simon reply

    Elyse did a PERFECT job designing the burlap photo shoot! It’s simply breathtaking! Also, the candles/lighting from Lisa at Luminous and the flowers from Bee’s are magnificent. Greer did such an amazing job of capturing the organic beauty of the materials used. Again, it’s pure perfection! New Orleans has such amazing vendors and is the perfect place to host a real southern wedding. This is definitely the winner of the burlap challenge! :) :)

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Hi, y’all! This month’s Southern Bride of the Month is Meaghan. We couldn’t have picked anyone more perfect for this month of Mardi Gras, as both Meaghan and her fiancé Christopher are in school in New Orleans! Meaghan will also forever hold a fond place in my heart, because when I emailed her to let her know she was chosen as our next Southern Bride of Month, she responded by saying she “screamed in the library, skipped class, and called her two best friends!” That’s what we like to hear!!

Hi! What’s your name?
Meaghan Elizabeth McCarron

What’s your fiancé’s name?
Christopher Bryan Savoy

What do y’all do for a living?
I am currently a senior at Tulane University in New Orleans. In May, I will graduate with a certification to teach English for grades 6-12 and hope to be teaching in a New Orleans school in August! Chris graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Chemistry last May. He began school at LSU School of Dentistry in July, and has four more years of school here in New Orleans before completing his Doctorate of Dental Surgery!

Kimbrali Photography

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story.
Meaghan: We met in Rome 8 years ago.

Christopher: We actually met on the bus ride to the airport, but Meaghan doesn’t remember that.

Meaghan: Our school offered a trip to Italy and France for 8th and 9th graders that we both signed up for separately. I remember Chris making quite the effort to carry my Mom’s and my shopping bags around, loading our luggage onto the trains, and even protecting us during a confrontation with a homeless man on the metro!

Christopher: Little did Meaghan know, I thought she was beautiful and really started to like her.

Meaghan: However, it wasn’t until my sophomore year of high school that I really fell for him. We remember spending free periods together on the decks by the lockers, hanging out on the weekends in big groups, and going on double dates with my best friend and her beau. Eventually I worked up the courage to ask Christopher to the annual Sadie Hawkin’s Dance.

Christopher: After going to a local football game one night, I asked Meaghan to be my girlfriend when I dropped her off before her 10PM curfew.

Meaghan: We fell in love pretty fast and the next 7.5 years of our lives have been amazing! I taught him to play tennis…

Christopher: and now I can beat her!

Meaghan: …we both ended up at Tulane University on scholarships, we grew towards the Lord together, we went on vacations and mission trips, and we have made the best friends we could ever dream of having.

Kimbrali Photography

Now tell us alllll about the proposal.
Meaghan: On a beach trip with our friends after Mardi Gras last March, the two of us went on a night-time walk along the shore. Chris sneakily had our friends set up a blanket with a bottle of Veuve and champagne glasses a little ways down the beach. I remember thinking that the blanket had to be for another couple and wondering why we were walking towards it. When we got close to it, he got down on one knee and said the most beautiful words about our relationship, our future, and me. I was sobbing so hard that I don’t remember most of what he said, but I do remember him telling me I could adopt as many babies as I wanted, which is something very close to my heart!

Christopher: Actually I said “lots of babies”… not “as many as she wanted,” because then we might end up with 100 babies! Thankfully she said yes! I was only nervous because I hadn’t had a chance to shave off my Mardi Gras Mohawk!

Meaghan: We spent the next 30 minutes alone under the stars sipping champagne and talking about how far we’ve come and what the future holds. This was the calm before the storm.

Christopher: I planned the proposal this way, knowing that 14 of our best friends were back at the beach house.

Meaghan: All of our friends were gathered around a bonfire on the beach when we walked up and announced our engagement. It was pure chaos, tears, screams and joy until the wee hours of the morning.

The chapel where Meaghan and Christopher will be married!

When’s the big day?
June 2, 2012

Where might you two be tying the knot?
Lafayette, Louisiana

How did you pick your ceremony and reception venues? What do you love most about each space?
About a week after Christopher proposed, we called our school, the Episcopal School of Acadiana, to book the chapel. It is a beautiful space with big wooden beams, floor to ceiling windows, and exposed brick. Mossy oak trees, outdoor lockers, classrooms in barns, broken down school buses, and cane fields is where it all started, and we’ve always said we would go back there to get married!

After the wedding ceremony, the reception will immediately follow at the my childhood home! After over 50 birthday parties, dozens of family holiday dinners, 11 blow out Christmas parties, two graduation parties and endless nights in the pool, we thought we would add a wedding to the list of festivities we’ve hosted at the house!

Meaghan told us she loves gold shoes and coral flowers, so we picked this inspiration out just for her :) Photo by Lauren Kinsey, styling by Shelby Peaden, and florals by Myrtie Blue via Wedding Chicks

Were you totally that girl who planned her wedding from age 5, or not so much?
Christopher and I have been dating for 7.5 years, so I’ve been waiting/planning to marry this man for 1/3 of my life! However, I would say that my real obsession began in 2008 when I was a freshman in college. Big lecture classes really accelerated my devotion to wedding blogs! I can’t say that I keep up with 25 like Madelynne, but I stay super consistent with about a dozen beautiful blogs!

Who or what has been most inspiring in the wedding planning process?
God has felt so close to us during our engagement that we haven’t needed much besides him! Through the blessings of such amazing friends and family, receiving pre-marital counseling while we were missionaries in the Dominican Republic, and feeling like everything is secure and wonderful in our lives, we are so thankful for this God-given peace!

Meaghan is hoping for a moment like this at her wedding (photo by Brooke Courtney from this post)

Have you picked your dress yet? How’d that go? What will you be wearing on the big day?
Yes! I found my dress at Wedding Belles on Magazine Street with help from the most wonderful consultant, Katie. My mom and I made a few appointments all over the city on a beautiful Saturday in May. I had probably tried on a few dozen dresses that day, but when I slipped on this dress, it was just perfect! It is candlelight in color, an a-line silhouette, with a sweetheart neckline and beautiful lace sash! We all know it’s bad luck to share a picture of the dress before the big reveal, so I guess y’all will have to wait and see it in June!

Who is your favorite vendor you’ve booked so far?
Okay, so this is where it gets really Cajun! As I thought about our menu, I couldn’t imagine paying a caterer to make jambalaya when in reality, nobody can make it better than Christopher’s mom… and I would never dream of ordering somebody else’s crawfish etouffee when clearly, we all want Christopher’s grandmother’s secret recipe! Slowly, word got out, and the rest of his family wanted their infamous Cajun recipes to be a part of the limelight! So, our menu will be mostly family cooking! However, we knew we needed someone to manage the chaos and fill in the holes in our menu, and we are so thankful to have Joey’s Catering on board to really polish off the menu and take the stress out of it for us!

Delicious Southern food from Camille + Mark’s reception (photos by Gina Zeidler)

What is Southern about your wedding?
Born and raised in “Cajun-country” and spending the last four years of college in New Orleans… Louisiana pride is a huge part of my identity. By beau lives to duck hunt, cheer for the Tigers and the Saints, praise the Lord on Sundays, and make his mama proud. Nothing makes me happier than slaving all afternoon over a gumbo for my friends, spending the day on St. Charles at the parades, and coming home at the end of the night to my college house decorated with wreaths, sorority paddles, and the women I love. Our wedding will be a reflection of all of those things, plus the Cajun/New Orleans culture that raised us and brought us together. My 78 year old nanny who helped raised me is in the wedding party, our dance with Chris’ parents will be to Zydeco jams, there will be chandeliers in the oak trees of my backyard, and my dad will probably be walking around with a pitcher of his best batch of Old Fashioneds (a recipe given to him on his grandmother’s death bed). I’d like to think of our wedding as “classy-Cajun”… which to me, is the best kind of Southern elegance there is!

Meaghan’s been busy collecting family wedding photos to display at the reception, just like we did in V4! (Photo by Katie Stoops)
Do you have a favorite Etsy store you’d love to tell us about?
I am so proud of this one. After years of browsing blogs, I always knew that my bridesmaid’s dresses would be the hardest decision to make. I wanted my ladies to look beautiful and stay cool during my hot Louisiana summer wedding while still avoiding the “bridesmaid-y” look. After actual WEEKS of searching on Etsy, I found it. I came across Lana Stepul and this stunning linen backless dress with pockets and a bow. She found the most perfect coral-pink linen that will match my bouquet and look great on all 8 my ladies!

Inspiration for the gents’ attire by A Bryan Photo via Southern Weddings

If you had to pick three top priorities for your budget, what would they be and why? Are your fiancé’s priorities different?
Meaghan says guests (I want EVERYONE to be there!), music (I just want to dance all night!), and photography (I want classic pictures we will love forever!). Christopher says food (My mama spoiled me with the best Cajun cooking Louisiana has to offer!), friends (I don’t want to leave anyone out!), and honeymoon (after studying non-stop during my first year of dental school, I am ready for some time off with my boo!).

What are you most looking forward to on your wedding day?
Getting ready with my best friends, dancing with my daddy, and calling Christopher my husband for the first time!

Meaghan has gorgeous long, and she’s planning to wear it down and loosely curled! We love this inspiration from Abby Jiu (via SW) and Melissa Schollaert (via SW)

Any plans for a honeymoon? Where do you want to go and what will you do?
This was Christopher’s contribution to the wedding planning and I have to say, he did a pretty amazing job! We are flying to Barcelona, Spain the day after our wedding to go on a 12-day Mediterranean Cruise! We are stopping in Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Malta!

Any advice you’d like to pass along to fellow brides?
Stick to your guns! We went into the planning process with a lot of ideas that were a far stretch and super unique to us as a couple. When we shared these ideas, a lot of vendors told us we were crazy. We kept going until we found people that shared our vision, loved our drama, and were excited to be working with us! We are so happy that we didn’t conform to the cookie cutter wedding and that Christopher and I are really making June 2nd a celebration of OUR love!

Meaghan wants the existing furniture and cozy lighting at her home to create ambiance, and we love this inspiration image! (Photo by Steve Steinhardt via Southern Weddings)

Now it’s your turn to ask for advice – is there anything you’d like to poll the SW readers on?
For those of you who have been in weddings or have any experience coordinating, how long does it take for everyone to get down the aisle? I have the most beautiful song picked out but it is only 2.5 minutes long. Do y’all think that Is that enough time for grandparents, parents, the bridal party, and myself to all get down the aisle?

Thank you so much for playing along, Meaghan! Readers, if you’d like to apply to be a Southern Bride of the Month, check out this post for all the details! If you’ve already emailed me, you’re still in the running for future months!

Shelby Peaden Events is a fabulous member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Sierra reply

    Meaghan, thank you so much for sharing about your upcoming “classy-Cajun” wedding. The bridesmaids are going to look ADORABLE! Love that dress and love coral!

    • avatar Meaghan reply

      Sierra: Thanks so much! The first bridesmaids dress arrived yesterday and it is PERFECT! :)

  2. avatar kimbrali reply

    this bride and groom to be are just as lovely and in love as they seem. such kind hearts too. a real southern gentleman and modern southern belle. they dont make many of those anymore! i am so excited to be a part of their wedding day!

  3. avatar Madelynne Miller reply

    WOW! I can’t believe you mentioned me – I feel like a total celebrity.

    I LOVE the bridesmaid’s dresses SO much. Perfection, seriously. Me and Corey are also going to have a wedding portrait table! So fun!

    Louisiana wedding? It seriously doesn’t get anymore awesome or southern than that! The food sounds so amazing!

    I can’t wait to see that dress – it sounds stunning! Good Luck Meaghan!!

  4. avatar Emily reply

    Hi Meaghan! Usually brides pick three different songs for the processional: one for the seating of the mothers and grandmothers, one for the bridesmaids, and a third for the bride. Perhaps you could use the 2.5 minute song for the families and bridesmaids, and then pick a second song for your entrance? Or, if you really love the one you’ve already picked out, go with that for you (maybe a faded in or out version), and find something else for the other ladies. It also depends on the length of the aisle, and how fast your gals walk :)

  5. avatar Lisa reply

    What a beautiful couple!! Their story made me smile so much! I love the classy Cajun theme, and my gosh, those bridesmaids are so lucky getting to wear such gorgeous dresses! :)

  6. avatar Ashley reply

    hi meaghan! i totally understand your song dilemma – for our wedding, ross and i wanted a shorter and simpler ceremony, so we felt it’d be “unbalanced” to have the processional last for minutes on end. we slightly borrowed from the jewish tradition and had “groups” enter together, rather than one by one down down the aisle; individuals were slightly spaced, of course, but everyone was in groups nonetheless… first: the pastor/groomsmen/best man/groom&parents, second: bridesmaids, third: flowergirls/ring bearers, and last: bride&parents. perhaps having another song for seating guests of honor (like grandparents) will allow you to use the song you have in mind for the bridal party! // p.s. – if you have musicians for your ceremony, they can always watch the processional and ad-lib a bit if the song needs to be slightly longer to see you through until you’re up the aisle and standing by your man!

  7. avatar Michelle P Davidson reply

    Such an AWESOME article!!! Just told Dionne I am VERY jealous of two things: the bridesmaid dresses and the honeymoon!! Can’t wait to see the wedding. Y’all are too sweet…congratulations. Michelle

    • avatar Meaghan McCarron reply

      Michelle P Davidson: Thanks Mrs. Michelle! We are so lucky to have friends like you to be a part of our big day!

  8. avatar Deidra reply

    Southern Food makes everything (and every wedding) better! Gorgeous couple!

  9. avatar Lauren Kinsey reply

    Thank you girls, for featuring one of our photos! XOX!

  10. avatar Shelby Peaden reply

    Thanks for the love ladies. We thought those shoes and flowers were pretty fabulous ourselves. I mean, what bride wouldn’t want to wear a pair of Louboutins on her wedding day!

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