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a destination wedding at the Hermann-Grima house

Last month I had the pleasure of working with Meredith Reed of Belle Soiree and Natalie, one incredibly creative bride, who put together a spectacular traveling circus themed wedding (think Water for Elephants!). Although there were a few bumps along the way (2 photographers cancelled last-minute and almost all of the bride’s shipped-in decor arrived broken) Meredith pulled everything together like a seasoned pro and the wedding went off without a hitch.

The reception took place at the Hermann-Grima House, a 19th century mansion built in the heart of the French Quarter in 1831. Though just steps from the obnoxious drunks on Bourbon Street, the interior courtyard is peaceful and serene, dripping with traditional New Orleans charm. Red brick walls and dark blue shutters enclose the delightful citrus trees and antique rose garden. Large rounded doorways on the north side of the courtyard allow you to peer into the only functional outdoor kitchen in the French Quarter.

This post is just a preview, the entire wedding will be featured on TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress! I can’t wait to share the professional photos and possibly see some Mrs. Vintage pieces on national television!

the exterior of the Hermann-Grima House via Google Images

peaceful interior courtyard via

excuse the quality of my cell phone, but it was such a gorgeous day I had to snap a pic

Swan chair, ava tufted sofa, blue trunk, and vintage bits! All for rent!

bottles tied up with lace

the lovely swan chair and aqua leg pedestal table

The bride designed the invitation suite and had it on display in the vintage typewriter!

 I’ll keep you posted on the professional shots! The producer of Say Yes To The Dress had never seen a second line before! It’s sure to make the cut, right?


  1. Susan says

    Hello. I have a swan chair almost identical to the one in your photo. Any idea how I can get a sense of its value? Do you know the origins of your chair?

  2. Natalie Minniss says

    Oh my gosh what a cute post 🙂 I had so much fun working with you and everything looked amazing!! Even with the laundry list of things that went wrong lol. The Say Yes to the Dress episode should be on in May or June and I should be getting some pro pics back to you soon 🙂 Luckily my sis is an amazing wedding photographer since the ones we originally had bailed! Can’t wait to see the real post with all the pictures when I get those to ya!

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