A crisp January evening sets the stage for a candlelit ceremony and indie dance party for Sam & Ollie at the French Quarter's famous Pharmacy Museum
Sam and Ollie came to us a couple months before their January wedding at the Pharmacy Museum and had most of the major details in place. Out first conversation with them was awesome, we were immediately inspired by their love story and could see exactly how Clark & Kelly could fit in to make some tweaks and flourishes that really impacted the day. It was easy to feel the powerful emotions in all the moments of this magical wedding day. A caring family of friends, an excellent vegetarian spread, the quirky mystery of the Pharmacy Museum and limitless love energy made this a memorable one.
THE SENTIMENTAL MOMENT
Sam and Ollie opted to get ready at the home they own in New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood. The energy was calm, collected and loving as they were surrounded by their closest friends. Vietnamese food was enjoyed by all under the watchful eyes of their sweet dog Summer.
Custom suits made by New York’s Bindle & Keep had us all swooning!
A delightful trio of friend musicians surprised the couple with a few sentimental songs during the reception.
In every corner, at every moment it was clear that Sam and Ollie come from the most supportive, encouraging, loving and positive group of buds. It was plain to see how much they are cared for.
Ollie’s brother Kyle, an actor, could have won an Oscar for his moving role as officiant. In this moment, he was leading a moment of silence, Quaker style, for everyone to send peaceful and hopeful thoughts to the couple.
Warm candle light, wooden X backed chairs, festoon lighting and ultimately, sparklers gave this courtyard ceremony a magical feel.
An unexpected reading of a Harry Potter excerpt had the whole room in tears and a reading of the Supreme Court decision making this marriage (and so many others!) legal in the US was a sobering and thoughtful moment.
The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is certainly one of the most unique venues in the Quarter, guests enjoyed touring the museum and looking at all the elixirs and potions of the past.
THE DECOR DETAILS
Brightly colored succulents, dark navy linens and plenty of candle light brought the couple's favorite past time, hiking under a starry sky, to the forefront of everyone's minds. A vintage typewriter brought from home served as the guest book and looked spot on in the space.
The Couple's first dance featured every queer couple in the room, a special and inviting moment!
Twin doberge cakes from Debbie does Doberge made the perfect pair, each groom picked his favorite flavor.
One of our favorite additions to this design was the vintage settee that Sam and Ollie hung out on during the reception. It allowed them some time to themselves, without confining them to a traditional sweet heart table. It also highlighted them as the focal point, while giving them time to enjoy looking out on their guests. Plus, it looked awesome!