New Orleans is one of our favorite cities here at #Black Southern Belle. This SC raised bride took her wedding to the Crescent City for a fun filled wedding and reception. From the second line to the reception painting, we love everything about this wedding. Check out this beautiful celebration of Southern love today!
LaShawn Nicole Green
Bryan David Wade Green
New Orleans, Louisiana
May 15, 2015
Alma Mater of Bride:
University of South Carolina
Alma Mater of Groom:
Tennessee State University
Current City Where you live:
How did you meet:
While I was attending Equal Opportunity Advisor military school on Patrick Air Force Base
How long did you date:
2.5 half years before proposal
How did he propose:
When Bryan and I met I was on orders by the military to Europe. Most of our relationship was long distance. We were always in and out of airports every 2-3 months. So on February 14th, 2014 during the snow storms in Maryland, he proposed at BWI airport.
When did you know he was the one:
Day one. He was always such a gentlemen and genuinely showed me that he cared about me the day we met.
What is the cutest thing he has done for you without you asking?
He brought me flowers to the airport anytime I flew in to visit and always watched me go through the terminal until we cant see each other anymore. I always cried.
What is something you love about him that has completely changed your life?
He has always been genuine.He admits his mistakes and willing to talk things out and make them right.
What part of wedding planning made you crazy?
Handing it all over to let someone else execute my ideas so that I can be the bride.
What part of wedding planning can you not live without?
Not having my Bestie Shontae to run my ideas through to get her thoughts and opinions. She is very creative.
What was the first thought the day after your engagement?
Oh wow! I’m getting married! 🙂
What was your favorite part about the ceremony?
Walking down the aisle with my daddy and seeing my groom as well as sharing our personal vows with one another.
What was your favorite part about the wedding?
Seeing all of my family and friends as well as our two families enjoying one another and celebrating love.
Did you do any DIY? If so, what? -Framed pictures -Decorated ring bearer pillow, flower girl basket, guest sign in book -Signs for Ribbon Wands -Designed Aisle Runner -Designed ceremony and reception space lay out -Guest Welcome Bags(puzzles, water bottle labels,)
Who were your wedding vendors?
Invites: Etsy.com Flowers: Meade Wenzel, Florist Catering: RiverView Room DJ: DJ BabyFace Williams Entertainment: Carl Mack Presents, Kinfolk Brass Band, Art by Christopher Turner, LLC Dress: Maggie Sottero-Juliette
Rentals: Your Events, Firefly Ambiance Candles and Decor, Fancy Faces Decor, Designery 22, Jazzi Events Wedding Planner: “Me”- LaShawn Green Photographer: Engagement and Bridal Photos-Denise Benson Photography/Wedding Photos-Robert Faust Photography Videographer- MadeMedia Videography Transportation: Alert and KLM Transportation, LLC Other: City Park-Peristyle(Wedding Ceremony); RiverView Room(Reception Venue)
What were your wedding colors:
Royal Purple(Regency) and Lavender(Wisteria) with accent colors of Raspberry and Malibu (All colors by David’s Bridal)
What was your wedding theme?
Vintage New Orleans Flair
What is your favorite part about being married to each other?
After 3.5 years of dating and being engaged, we are finally in the same state, city and zip code. Its nice to finally be settled somewhere together.
What did you learn about each other through the wedding planning process?
Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂