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REAL WEDDING:: Laura Hurst + Armias DeBello {YOU HAD ME AT HELLO}

Bride and Groom at Margaret Place New Orleans


Written by: Jessica Burke |  Photos: Olivia Yuen Photography

their story

“We met on Tinder in Dallas,” shares Laura. Their first date and first time meeting was March 3, 2017 at Top Golf. “I definitely asked to see some ID because he looked SO young.”


A few years would go by before Armias proposed while they were on vacation in Bali. “I couldn’t have been more surprised,” says Laura. “When I tell the story, he was definitely crying, but when he tells it, he was just ‘choked up’. We’ll let those wedding photos speak for themselves,” she says. 


Laura and Armias tied the knot in New Orleans four years to the day of their first date.

Burgundy and black floral wedding invitation; acrylic wedding invitation

Wedding Rings in Black Velvet Box

acrylic wedding sign

wedding details

“I designed most of the details by myself, with input from my hubby of course,” says Laura. From the vision for the event to fine details like the wedding invitation design and the custom Second Line parasols, Laura’s exquisite sense of style shines through.


 “I realized I needed help with execution pretty quickly,” says Laura. As the date grew closer, she found having a wedding planner indispensable. “Becca swooped in and saved THEE DAY!” exclaims Laura. “We had to change a few vendors with really short notice, so [we] were so thankful the day went off without a hitch!”

Margaret Place New Orleans Wedding

Margaret Place New Orleans Wedding

Margaret Place New Orleans Wedding

Margaret Place New Orleans Wedding

Margaret Place New Orleans Wedding

change of wedding plans

“We initially planned a slowly increasing 150 person wedding at my dad’s warehouse,” shares Laura. However between the pandemic and Laura’s father falling ill, the big wedding plan changed to an intimate micro wedding with just 20 guests. 


“The hunt for a venue was on,” says Laura, “and when I found Margaret Place late one night, I reached out and booked SO FAST it’s not even funny.” “The aesthetic was exactly what I was looking for (intimate, romantic, vintage, moody, chandeliers!!!, and brick walls.”

wedding second line new orleans

micro wedding cake new orleans

Margaret Place New Orleans Wedding

Margaret Place New Orleans Wedding
Guests’ champagne glasses included hand-written “thank you” notes.

Margaret Place New Orleans Wedding

Margaret Place New Orleans Wedding
The evening ended with a sparkler send off.




VENUE: Margaret Place Hotel | OFFICIANT: LaToya Papillion Herr | BRIDE’S GOWN: Elizabeth Lee Bridal (Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX) | GROOM’S ATTIRE: The Black Tux | LIVE STREAMING: Event Live | FLORALS: Mitch’s Flowers | BAKERY: Jenny’s Cake Creations | CEREMONY MUSIC AND RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Webbie | BRASS BAND: Knockaz Brass Band | HAIR: Christina for Ambishens Beauty Bar | MAKEUP: Erica Nicole | WEDDING PLANNER: Becca Kelly | DECOR RENTALS: Distressed Rentals and ELEMENT | CATERER: Mirepoix Catering | JEWELER: Zale’s and Larson Jewelers | FAVORS: Le Fleur Creations | INVITATIONS: Designed by the bride; Printed by The Foil Printing Co. and Green Mango Kraft | WELCOME SIGN: Paper and Pine Co. | PARASOLS: Imagined by the bride; Created by Memoire Designs | HANKIES: LeFleur Creations | BAR: Brady’s Wine Warehouse



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