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MODERN MARIE:: classic luxury marries modern sensibilities

Inspired by history, fairy tales, movies and the decor of Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans, we present this modern wedding fashion and decor interpretation of one of history’s most decadently famous queens.

ON LOCATION: Le Pavillon Hotel

PHOTOGRAPHY: Trent Spann, Images by Robert T. 

WEDDING GOWNS: Linen Jolie Bridal | MaeMe The Bridal Boutique | Pearl’s Place | Southern Bridal Dreams  | Town & Country Bridal

HAIR + MAKEUP: Tina Rodosta for Verde Beauty

CAKE + DESSERTS: Gambino’s Bakery

INVITATION SUITE: Amber Leblanc Studio

FLORALS: Herbivore Floral Designs

LINENS: Lovestruck Linens

FINE JEWELRY: Brilliance in Diamonds 

GLITTER MAKEUP: Elektra Cosmetics

MODELS: Tina Rodosta and Geraldlyn Slack 

This exquisite gown, available at Town & Country Bridal, features silver nude netting and embellished lace appliques on the bodice. To complete the look from Brilliance in Diamonds, 14k yellow gold diamond bangle bracelets and 4cts total Round Diamond Stud earrings.

This exquisite, historic downtown New Orleans hotel marries classic elegance with modern design. Featuring a diverse array of event spaces and luxurious accommodations, Le Pavillon can make your dream wedding, no matter how intimate or lavish, a reality.

Tina (left) is wearing an ivory beaded and embroidered art deco inspired slip bridal gown with plunging V-neckline and tiered pleated ruffles accent skirt, available at Linen Jolie Bridal. A 14k yellow and white gold floral ring with 0.58ct European diamond center stone and 0.22cts single cut diamond side stones, 14k yellow gold bangle bracelet with 3.30cts of round brilliant shape diamonds and 14k white gold diamond illusion stud earrings from Brilliance in Diamonds completes her ensemble.
(right) Sheer, floating laces create the bodice of this sexy crepe wedding dress, available at MaeMe The Bridal Boutique. This dramatic gown features a shaped train extending 110 inches. 14k white gold diamond floral stud earrings and a 14k white gold vintage diamond cocktail ring from Brilliance in Diamonds add the finishing touches to Geraldlyn’s look.

The Frenchmen St. Suite at Le Pavillon combines contemporary design with inspiring musical aspects.

The Adeline ring from Brilliance in Diamonds features an 0.80ct light fancy yellow oval shape diamond, 0.12cts transitional cut diamond side stones and 0.30cts baguette diamond side stones set in 14k yellow gold. Paired with this stunning ring, is a 14k yellow gold Art Deco diamond band featuring round brilliant shape diamonds in a milgrain and scalloped setting.

This modern princess wedding dress, available at Southern Bridal Dreams features layers of embroidered lace motifs, beading and Swarovski crystals. Shimmering sequin tulle adds dimension to the ballgown skirt. Adding irresistible sparkle, the Genevieve platinum Art Deco diamond ring from Brilliance in Diamonds features a 0.82ct transitional cut diamond center stone and 0,26cts of round diamond side stones and is paired with a classic diamond band and 14k white gold diamond illusion stud earrings.

Amazing up-dos were a must for this modern interpretation of Marie Antoinette’s lavish style. Of course, we love color, so Tina Rodosta of Verde Beauty Studio, styled colorful wigs with elaborate feather, floral, and sparkling elements. 

Talk about BACK to elegance! Diamanté and crystal beaded, hand-embroidered floral lace appliqués adorn this elaborate, full tulle ball gown available at Pearl’s Place. From Brilliance in Diamonds, 14k white gold diamond floral stud earrings add the finishing touch.


Marry classic desserts with modern sensibilities. This sampling of elegant confections by Gambino’s Bakery features hand-decorated cookies, creme-filled puff pastries, macarons, petit fours, white chocolate covered cake truffles, strawberry shooters and shortcake flutes. Dessert displays allow guests to choose their sweet indulgences, but of course, there is always the traditional option to “let them eat cake”, such as this modern carved cake with bold colors and edible gold detailing.



Herbivore Floral Designs created the edgy, modern asymmetrical florals with lush, tropical vibes and bold pops of red, orange, pink and purple.

Bijoux Restaurant at Le Pavillon couples classic décor in a historic setting under awe-inspiring sparkling crystal chandeliers.

(left) This gown, available at Southern Bridal Dreams, features a sheer bodice, illusion long sleeves, a plunging V-neckline and scoop back, all accented in 3D floral lace motifs. (See this gown in black in our “modern marie Style File”) From Brilliance in Diamonds, a 14k rose gold accented engagement setting with 1.25cts oval shape diamond center stone, two 14k rose gold diamond bands,and a 14k rose gold bezel set milgrain diamond band create an eye-catching sparkle on Tina’s finger. 14k white gold diamond floral stud earrings echo the floral motif of the gown’s floral lace.
(right) This allover beaded long sleeve fit and flare gown, available at MaeMe The Bridal Boutique, features an illusion Sabrina neckline, illusion beaded keyhole back and chapel length train. 4cts total round diamond stud earrings, from Brilliance in Diamonds, pair beautifully with this gown and the “Adeline” Art Deco Gastby ring in 14k yellow gold. Phantom Bolt Bomb, an intense blend of chunky and fine glitters from Elektra Cosmetics, adds sparkle in Geraldlyn’s hair.

Gold lace overlays and shimmering soft golden fabrics from Lovestruck Linens create a lavish groundwork for our modern marie-inspired tea party decor. 



This gown, available at Town & Country Bridal, features a mix of linear lace and lace motifs, a deep v-neckline and a long, wide tulle train adorned with lace appliques. A  14k rose gold engagement ring with tapered baguette style setting and 2.34cts round diamond center stone, a classic diamond band and 14k white gold diamond illusion stud earrings.

The Cachette 1907 Bar & Lounge is perfect for your wedding cocktail hour.

This stunning ball gown, available at Linen Jolie Bridal, is made of blush burn-out print organza creating a shimmering, elegant watercolor effect. “Victoria”, a 14k yellow gold ring reminiscent of jewels worn by royalty, features a 1.50cts oval natural sapphire center stone and 1ct double diamond halo. Paired with this stunning ring are a vintage-inspired sapphire and diamond band in 14k yellow gold with 0.21cts marquise shape sapphires and 0.07cts of round brilliant diamonds from Brilliance in Diamonds.

Iridescent and Gold AB Microfine Glitter from Elektra Cosmetics added to the inner corner of Tina’s eyes adds a hint of sparkle to her look!

Sometimes dessert can be sweeter! This 14k White Gold Antique Style Emerald Diamond Ring from Brilliance in Diamonds features a 1.53ct center stone and 0.20cts Round Diamond side stones in a halo setting.

Set the tone for your event with an elegant wedding stationery suite. We’re in love Amber Leblanc Studio’s signature handmade paper (in beautiful blush!) and custom gold wax seals.


Add these lavish elements to your wedding

1. “Zander” black ball gown from Soterro and Midgley is a breathtaking choice for the unconventional bride, available locally at Pearl’s Place and Southern Bridal Dreams  2. Cupcake crystal embellished clutch by Judith Leiber, 3. Atlantis sapphire and diamond Necklace by Beauvince Jewelry, 4. Feather hairpiece by Giovannio, 5. Fleurs de Prairie available nationwide, 6. Valentino Garvani Rockstud is an edgy patent leather pump with caged triple straps and a comfortable kitten heel by Valentino, 7. Handcrafted three stone diamond engagement ring, Chelsea exclusively by Jean Dousset,

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