The cover and featured fashion shoot “Voyages Extraordinaire” for the winter issue of NOLA Wedding Guide was inspired by Jules Verne, the 19th century, French author best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and lastly, Around the World in Eighty Days. His novels were rich with extravagant voyages and adventures set in the romantic Victorian Era. This was the era of the newly invented steam engine and through-railways and steamships, which opened up the opportunity for leisure travel and adventure for the first time.
What could be a better metaphor for wedding planning and a marriage than an extraordinary voyage? Isn’t that what you, the bride, is embarking upon? Your upcoming marriage is the beginning of a journey filled with delightful adventures, and of course romance!
Happy adventuresome planning!
Photographed by Atelier NOLA | photography
Hair and Makeup by: Kiss and Makeup Beauty Services
Flowers by: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events
Dresses by: Bustles and Bows Bridal Boutique and The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe
Menswear: John’s Tuxedos
Venue: Creole Queen Steamboat
Video (to come): Studio Vieux Carre
Models: Heather Pardew, Niki Jackson and David Philastre