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EDITORIAL: Tropical Romance

bride and groom in the courtyard of the moore venue in new orleans
Allie is wearing a sleek and chic, curve-hugging gown with a structured bodice from Pearl’s Place. Jarrel is wearing a tan tuxedo with Ocean bow tie and pocket square accents from John’s Tuxedos.




Jessica Burke 


Alchemy Events 


The Moore 


Kimbla’s Cakes 


John’s Tuxedos + Suits 

Pearl’s Place


Berry Blossom Flowers 


Jessica Jackson for Dazzle Doll


Chris Carter for Dazzle Doll


Papel Custom Design 


True Value Rental


Jarrel Bowens + Allie Simoneaux

Acrylic invitation with hot pink envelopes

Papel Custom Design created this modern, acrylic invitation with gold lettering and bright pink envelopes to tie in the tropical colors of the wedding.

hot pink wedding shoes

Bright, tropical colors, clear acrylics and touches of gold bring this modern wedding vibe to life.  Hot pink heels with rhinestone straps add a pop of color for the bride’s look.

acrylic ring box

An acrylic ring box filled with flower petals is perfect for this modern, tropical wedding.

wedding and engagement rings in green velvet box
clear acrylic wedding invitation with gold lettering
wedding jewelry details including Mignon Faget Banana Leaf Collection

Courtyard fireplace at The Moore set for a wedding ceremony


The Moore is a modern event venue in Elmwood, Louisiana. In addition to a 5,100 sq ft ballroom, The Moore  recently added a luxurious courtyard space with white stucco walls, a working fireplace and  fountain.

wedding ceremony in The Moore courtyard

For the ceremony, Berry Blossom Flowers decorated The Moore’s courtyard fireplace with lush, colorful blooms with tropical fruit as accents. True Value Rentals’ clear Napoleon chairs bring the acrylic motif to the ceremony setting.

the bride and groom walk thru The Moore's wrought iron courtyard gate

Allie is wearing a silky, chic Charmeuse gown, available at Pearl’s Place, with a dramatic sleeve and deep-V neckline.  A gold floral motif crow headpiece, also from Pearl’s Place and dainty organza floral earrings and a shimmering white clutch with leaf closure (below) complete her look.

bride makeup close up

For the bridesmaid look, we chose a Charmeuse Cowl-Back, Princess Line dress with a front slit in the color Atlantic Blue from Pearl’s Place.

tropical/neon/rustic wedding reception decor

The tropical vibes carry inside to the reception table, here Alchemy Events designer Rena Sweeney, chose to mix a neon sign in hot pink lettering with colorful taper candles on True Value Rentals wooden farmhouse table that complements the rustic feel of The Moore’s ballroom fireplace.


greenery and fresh fruit wedding table decor

Berry Blossom Flowers created a lush tablescape filled with greenery and tropical blooms with fresh fruit as accents.

monsterra leaf drink stirrers and place cards

Gold monstera leaf details, including acrylic drink stirrers and place cards tie in the modern, tropical theme.

bride in wedding reception setting at The Moore

Allie is wearing a silk strapless gown with dramatic detached puff sleeves, available at Pearl’s Place. Large pearl drop earrings complete her look.

Bride and groom cut the wedding cake

Jarrel is wearing a slate blue  tuxedo from John’s Tuxedos with Coral bow tie and pocket square.

Kimbla’s Cakes crafted this 3-tier fondant watercolor cake with a sugar monsterra leaf and hibiscus motif. The cake sits atop True Value Rentals clear acrylic cake stand, filled to the brim with tropical fruit and fresh blooms.  Fuchsia linen ties in the pink neon sign and a green and gold ceramic leaf dish provides a beautiful place to rest the cake knife.

wedding confetti drop

bride and groom pose in front of greenery wall

Allie is wearing a diamond white, Larissa satin strapless gown with a daringly high slit from Pearl’s Place.

Jarrel sports a slate blue tuxedo with fuchsia bow tie and pocket square. Tropical Leaf Bonfolk socks, available at John’s Tuxedos, add a fun touch to his ensemble.

bride and groom with sunglasses

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