The groom’s aunt and uncle, Robert and Laura Cowin, officiated. “They’re very soulful people with an amazing marriage,” says bride Lucy of the choice, “and they’re an inspiration to us as a model of meeting life’s challenges as a united front.”
Guests found seat assignments (with handwritten notes from the couple) tied to bell wands and tambourines that they shook as a band led everyone from the cocktail hour to the reception. The second line was a nod to both couple’s family ties to New Orleans.
“The space, the design, and the feel were all my mom,” says Lucy. “She has such an amazing eye and it was an incredible labor of love for her. She found the venue and a photo of a hanging greenery arrangement, and was off to the races.”
Tables were named after places key to the couple’s history.
In the same vein as the bride’s clean-lined, classic white column wedding gown, their wedding cake was the epitome of understated elegance.
A peek at Lucy’s wedding Pinterest board (@LDietch) tells the tale of what inspired the couple’s reception. Pin after pin populated with tropical installations and accents led to a tent dressed in leaves—Monstera, caladium, areca, and hosta—fern fronds, and more. Saved images of candlelight tabletops on her board evoke a club-slash-restaurant vibe while strands of café lights twinkle in merriment.