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REAL WEDDING:: Sara Nealis + Colin Cuzman {GREAT CHEMISTRY}

Sara Nealis and Colin Cuzman on their wedding day


Written by: Jessica Burke |  Photos: Sarah Alleman Photography

about the wedding date + time

When their guests received Sara and Colin’s wedding invitation in the mail, they noticed a peculiar ceremony time, 6:02pm.

“When we originally set our wedding date, we didn’t realize we chose Mole Day as our date until a friend pointed it out,” shares Sara. “We both studied Chemical Engineering, so we had to go along with the theme and began our ceremony at 6:02 PM.”

wedding invitation suite by GEM Printing

first kiss at the gallery at tomas bistro, new orleans

the wedding venue

Sara and Colin knew they wanted to get married close to one of their favorite places in New Orleans, the place they met! “We met via mutual friends at Lucy’s, our favorite bar in the city!” shares Sara. “Of course we had to celebrate our after party at Lucy’s, which is one of the reasons we chose our venue location.”

The couple chose The Gallery Venue at Tomas Bistro on Tchoupitoulas Street, just a short walk from Lucy’s.

The Gallery Venue at Tomas Bistro, New Orleans

Sara and Colin say their wedding vows at The Gallery Venue at Tomas Bistro

the wedding second line

After the ceremony, Sara and Colin Second Lined with Big Fun Brass Band thru the venue and out to Tchoupitoulas Street where a friend was waiting with their dog Lucy! Yes! Sara and Colin love Lucy’s so much that they named their dog after the place they met!

sara and colin with their dog lucy

the wedding entrance

the wedding reception

“We took a few lessons with an instructor to perfect our first dance to the song “The Bones” by Maren Morris. We were nervous, but once the song started playing it felt like it was just the two of us on the dance floor. It was so much fun getting to show off our new skills to all of our loved ones!”

The wedding cake was a three tier textured confection with simple greenery and a laser-cut cake topper featuring reading “The Cuzmans”.

the newlyweds cut the wedding cake

The signature drinks for the evening were French 75s and Old Fashioneds.

The couple celebrated with their guests, dancing the night away!

Guests cheered as Colin carried Sara out of the venue for their grand exit! An after party at Lucy’s followed the reception.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Sarah Alleman Photography


GETTING READY LOCATIONS: Henry Howard Hotel (bride) + Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel (groom) | CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUE: The Gallery Venue at Tomas Bistro | OFFICIANT: Frank Loria | REHEARSAL DINNER: GW Fins + The Starlight | BRIDE’S GOWN: Jenny Yoo Collection, New York Studio | BRIDESMAIDS GOWNS: Revelry | MENSWEAR: Indochino | VIDEO: Arbor Films | FLORIST: Beth’s Flowers | BAKERY: Marguerite’s Bakery | SECOND LINE BAND: Big Fun Brass Band | RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: DJ JD | TRANSPORTATION: American Luxury Limousines | HAIR + MAKEUP: Gemini Glamour Studios | WEDDING PLANNER: Down Annie Lane | JEWELER: Brilliance in Diamonds | INVITATIONS: GEM Printing | DANCE LESSONS: Kelley Spell from Rhythm & Smooth



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