Exotic Elegance

(PREVIOUS PAGE) Kite and Butterfly Rena French lace gown from Pistache; Pomellato Victoria rose gold and white agate earrings from Kiki (LEFT) Hayley Paige Arden rosé lace and tulle gown from Le Jour Couture; Alexis Bittar long leaf earrings in sunset from Kiki

STYLING: Marie Elizabeth Oliver
PHOTOGRAPHY: Theresa King Cassagne
MODELS: Lauren Shipp, Ibrahim Nofal, Darby Miles and Brianna Hunter
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Kelly Snesrud
TREND WATCH: Megan Romer
THANK YOU TO: Intercontinental New Orleans Hotel

Viktor&Rolf Mariage deep v-neck gown and Elizabeth Bower white flower earrings from Le Jour Couture

Ike Behar Sebastian navy tuxedo from Squires Formalwear; Original Penguin Micah solid tie from Nordstrom Rack

From left to right: Kenneth Cole Lenox light grey tuxedo and waterfall romance bowtie from Squires Formalwear; Essense of Australia (Style: D2548) layered lace gown from Sposa Bella; Alexis Bittar oversized teardrop earrings from Kiki

Viktor&Rolf Mariage jumpsuit, Justin Alexander white moto jacket, Lasting Memories gold hairpiece all from Le Jour Couture

Michael Kors Aruba tan notch lapel tuxedo with trim fit pants and waterfall romance tie from Squires Formalwear 

From left to right: Jenny Yoo Corinne bridesmaid dress in petal from Bella Bridesmaids; Baublebar drop earrings; Adrianna Papell (Style: 40112) beaded bridesmaid gown from Bella Bridesmaids

Accessories are very in:
While brides are toning back the sparkle elsewhere, Lake Charles hairstylist Jade Jouett Kingham is seeing some serious love for hair-bling. “Sparkly clips, cute little bobby pins with flowers or beads attached, tiny flowers…” These all work particularly well tucked into long waves or a piecey updo.

Jenny Yoo Drew bridesmaid dress in blush from Bella Bridesmaids; Alexis Bittar crystal and malachite tassel necklace from Kiki

From left to right: Ike Behar Warren black tuxedo with black vest and trim fit pants from Squires Formalwear; Le Jour private collection off-shoulder gown, Lasting Memories drop earrings, Malis-Henderson headband all from Le Jour Couture; custom magnolia diamond engagement ring by Dianna Rae Jewelry

From left to right: Jenny Yoo Tatum bridesmaid dress in blush and Jenny Yoo Ellis bridesmaid dress in emerald both from Bella Bridesmaids; emerald tassel earrings from J.Crew