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REAL WEDDING:: Emily Owens + Johnathan Price {THE PRICE WAS RIGHT}


Written by: Jessica Burke |  Photos: Jessica Burke + John Bruce for Jessica The Photographer, LLC

emily + johnathan’s proposal story

“Our proposal day was truly like a movie,” shares Emily.  “We got dressed up and went to Galatoire’s for dinner. After that, he whisked me away to Jackson Square where he proposed. When we returned home, about 40 of our closest friends and family were there waiting for us. We ended the night surrounded by everyone we love!”

emily's engagement ring and johnny's wedding band

wedding invitation flatlay

Emily's bouquet by Fat Cat Flowers
Emily’s bouquet by Fat Cat Flowers

Emily tied a miniature keepsake frame with a photograph of her grandfather who has passed away on her bouquet.

the weddings

Emily and Johnathan’s June 2022 wedding was actually their second time to say “I do.” The couple wed in July of 2021 in an intimate civil ceremony while in the middle of planning their wedding celebration at The Audubon Tea Room. Emily and Johnathan chose to have a vow renewal on the steps of the Sea  Lion exhibit at the Audubon Zoo with 250 of their family and closest friends looking on.

the first look in the courtyard of the Audubon Tea Room
Johnathan sees Emily in her wedding gown for the first time on the day of their June 2022 wedding.

bride and groom portraits in the courtyard of the Audubon Tea Room


emily and her father walk down the aisle


audubon zoo sea lion exhibit wedding


the bride and groom meet at the end of the aisle


wedding ceremony at the audubon zoo sea lion exhibit


the first kiss


the bride and groom walk back up the aisle with second line umbrellas

audubon tea room wedding
Fat Cat Flowers created lush arrangements for the guest tables in the Audubon Tea Room

the wedding reception

At the wedding reception, guests enjoyed a live band, The Nola Dukes, delicious food and a Bubbles Bar, decorated with a neon sign reading “Shimmy Emmy’s Spirits” that featured a variety of champagne cocktails.

the first dance


the wedding cake
After the first dance, Emily and Johnathan cut their cakes.

the groom's cake
Gambino’s Bakery made both the wedding cake and Johnathan’s Groom’s Cake.


bubbles bar neon sign


champagne cocktail options

the audubon tea room courtyard

the wedding reception (continued)

Artist Tweetie Bachemin of TweetArt painted the couples’ first dance during the reception.

The couple danced the night away with their guests and the evening included a dance performance by Emily and her friends. “I was an Ole Miss Rebelette (dance team) and we did one of our traditional dances at the reception,” she shares.

Emily, a former Ole Miss Rebelette and her friends from the dance team, performed one of their traditional dances at the reception.
Emily, a former Ole Miss Rebelette and her friends from the dance team, performed one of their traditional dances at the reception.

At the end of the night, they shared a special exit. “…{Johnathan} is a huge LSU fan and I am a huge Ole Miss fan so our exit was everyone picking a side and waving pom poms!”

The wedding exit with pom poms from the bride and groom's favorite team colors, LSU purple and gold and Ole Miss Red and Blue



FLORALS: Fat Cat Flowers

BAKERY: Gambino’s Bakery


GETTING READY LOCATION: International House Hotel | VENUE + CATERER: The Audubon Tea Room | OFFICIANT: Danny Carter | REHEARSAL DINNER: Tujague’s | BRIDE’S GOWN: Allure Bridal, The Wedding Collection | BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Dessy Bridal | MENSWEAR: Tuxedos to Geaux | VIDEO: Your Day Production | CEREMONY MUSIC: New Orleans Philharmonic | RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Nola Dukes Band | TRANSPORTATION: Limousine Livery | HAIR + MAKEUP: Jade Salon | HONEYMOON TRAVEL AGENT: Erika Scicutella for Travel Studio Boutique | DECOR RENTALS: ELEMENT | JEWELER: Roussel’s | INVITATIONS: Paume Designs | BRIDAL LUNCHEON: Galatoire’s | EVENT PAINTER: Tweetie Bachemin, TweetArt | PHOTO BOOTH: Eye Wander Photography



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