Leslie + Gordy at Napoleon House, New Orleans

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The New Orleans wedding of our dreams!

Leslie and Gordy’s wedding was A Fresh Event’s most recent excurstion to New Orleans, and was a perfect respite from what ended up being a very cold and rainy April in Chicago! Their day, planned from afar, was nothing short of magical: they stayed so true to themselves in their choices and kept that spirit going until the very end of the night. From the morning getting-ready Scrabble game, to the pink dress (Jen’s favorite color), and taking lots of time together during the day, Leslie and Gordy’s day was just perfectly “them” — one of the highest compliments we will give! The only thing better than planning with them was receiving this stunning gallery from Sophie Lin Berard: somehow, we’ve narrowed it down to a small collection, which we are so excited to share here.

The Chicagoans Head to NOLA!

Leslie and Gordy reached out to Jen about coordinating their wedding because the bride loved, and we quote, “the idea of having control, to an extent,” but was more than ready to hand over the reins to a seasoned professional in those important final few months before showtime. The bonding between planner and couple happened quickly, as that’s just what happens when a couple meets a planner in Chicago, and immediately discovers that they all share a mutual love and respect for NOLA. Working together was a breeze, and Jen was sad to say goodbye to the couple, and to the Pimm’s Cups.

Kind Words from the Bride

“Working with A Fresh Event was BY FAR the smartest choice we made for our NOLA wedding. We could not have organized and executed our wedding without Jen and her team’s expertise. The list of superb things about A Fresh Event is literally endless (as are the complications of a wedding which is why you need a coordinator), but it really boils down to commitment. Jen committed to OUR vision and worked with all of our vendors to bring that to life. There were a couple hiccups on the big day that without Jen could have derailed keystone pieces of our wedding. She was there to ensure we never knew about any of it until the week after when she remained committed to ensuring vendors delivered according to their contracts. Do not think twice about bringing Jen and A Fresh Event onboard for your New Orleans wedding. She’s a visionary!” Read Leslie’s review and more on The Knot!

Congratulations, Leslie and Gordy! We wish you all the best!

Vendor Team

Venue + Catering: Napoleon House // Photography: Sophie Lin Berard // Floral: Leaf & Petal // Band: Kinfolk // Transportation: Burton Transit // Cake: Bittersweet Confections // Hair + Makeup: Ivory Rose Beauty