It is amazing to recall the First Wedding that began my reimagined brand aesthetic was My Last Wedding in the place where it all began.
I designed this wedding for two of the dearest and darling people, Mario and Ragan. They hail from Memphis, Tennessee – my hometown, and were engaged in Paris, France, during a birthday vacation for Ragan. Mario and Ragan entrusted their special day into my care before we began our journey as a military family. It was the last major event I produced before moving away from our fair city. Little did I know, it would be the beginning of many beautiful destination events to come, and it all began with them.
In designing the Wedding Celebration Experience concept, my utmost goal was to infuse the Parisian-inspired elements that captured their hearts most into as many facets of their day at our city’s most elegant European-inspired venue, The Pink Palace Mansion. They adore some of Paris’s most iconic aspects – the incredible cuisine, the runway shows, famed Parisian macarons, and the romantic “Love Locks” tradition.
While visiting the Pont des Arts, the couple placed their love lock onto the bridge to signify their everlasting commitment. As a nod to this romantic gesture, I incorporated a shimmering lock onto Ragan’s bouquet and the key (to her heart) onto Mario’s boutonniere.
Every detail of this day was meaningful and magical. It was truly an Experience to remember for my lifetime.
This wedding is my everything – looking back at the photos from the day still makes my heart flutter.