2014 Best of Bride's New Orleans Inspired Decor
For our Best of Bride party at the The Ebell celebrating the finalists and winners announced in our Fall Winter Best of 2014 issue of California Wedding Day magazine (on stands now!), we asked five design teams to take different areas of The Ebell and transform them into a full experience. The results were so inspiring we just had to share. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, we found ourselves in awe as we stumbled into the enchanting Deep Southern city of New Orleans. Inspired by New Orleans’ Bourban Street and Bayou, Regina Crosby and Krista Jon of Archive Rentals created a stunning display that made us forget exactly who, when and where we were.
To capture the essence of Bourbon Street, Regina and Krista set the scene of an illustrious jazz club; complete with a live jazz band (courtesy of Scott Cummings Music), vibrant vintage marquee lights, luxurious leather couches, subtle creole details, and authentic New Orleans style cuisine. The Ebell’s executive chef, Louis Pechan, created a mouth watering display of Mini Cajun Shrimp Po Boys with Spicy Remoulade, Mini Muffulettas, Blackened Catfish with Braised Greens and Crispy Grits, Hushpuppies, Fried Okra, Mini Meat and Crawfish Pies, and Oysters Rockefeller. To wash it all down, Pharmacie LA (Ebell’s resident mixologist) concocted a decadent (and extremely delicious) Chocolate Mint Julep featuring bourbon, fresh mint, with chocolate bitters
To offset the vivacious ambience of the jazz club, Regina and Krista added an enclosed miniature bayou cabin adorned with lush, southern greenery, vintage trinkets, and rustic lanterns to bring us to Louisiana’s infamous swamps. The area served as the food station, where we were able to taste all of Pechan’s delicious creole dishes. The combination of the Bourbon Street jazz club and bayou displays were able to recreate and embody the lively spirit of the city and kept us ooh-ing and ahh-ing with enjoyment all night.
Design & Rental