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Monochromatic Wedding w. Romance and Modern Decor at Il Mercato in New Orleans

New Orleans Wedding in New Orleans, Louisiana with Lovegood Wedding & Event Rentals featuring vintage furniture and decor. Il Mercato was the perfect background for this December wedding in New Orleans with monochromatic, elegant, chic details to match the overall romantic aesthetic.


We got to ask Madison about her special day with Gunnar, see her Q&A below!


Lovegood Collection : Madison Round Bar, Porter Sofas, Ryder Sofa, Liam Chairs, Apollo Chairs, Oakley Chairs, Gold Square Coffee Table, Black Trim Coffee Table, Black Metal Side Tables, Assorted Pillows, Off White Fringe Ottomans, Gray Ottomans & Jute Rug

Bridal Party at Henry Howard Hotel for Il Mercato Wedding with Lovegood Rentals
Madison and her Bridal Party with Matching Robes and Feather Slippers in New Orleans at the Henry Howard Hotel

Cheers ladies!

Why did you two pick New Orleans for your wedding location?

We wanted our wedding to be a party

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day?

Second line or the First Look

When did y’all get married?

December 18th, 2021

Madison Round Bar


Describe your wedding flowers.

Monochromatic, Elegant, Chic

Tell us all about the proposal!

Everything that could have gone wrong did and it was absolutely perfect. My two best friends and their now fiance/husband were there and we got a little tipsy the first night and I thought it was a great idea to fake tan and woke up the next morning not understanding why my best friend Phoebe was freaking out about my streaky hands when I thought it was hilarious. Gunnar had planned to propose on a sunrise hot air balloon ride outside of his grandparents house in Franklin, NC and on the drive up there (with me in the car) he got a call that the weather wasn't going to permit us to go up so he had to hide his disappointment and also secretly call my mom at gas station breaks to formulate a new plan. He ended up proposing on the back deck of his grandparents cabin and it was stunning and sentimental and then all 6 of us loaded up in the car to go to Asheville for brunch and sunset dinner at the Omni Grove Park Inn and we had a hotel in Asheville so we could go out and enjoy the night.

Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding!

Loved by You by Kirby

The Bones - Maren Morris ft. Hozier

Sunday Candy - Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment


Lovegood Lounges : Porter Sofas, Ryder Sofa, Liam Chairs, Apollo Chairs, Oakley Chairs, Gold Square Coffee Table, Black Trim Coffee Table, Black Metal Side Tables, Assorted Pillows, Off White Fringe Ottomans, Gray Ottomans & Jute Rug

Lovegood Collection : Off White Fringe Ottomans, Gray Ottomans & Jute Rug

What advice do you have for people currently planning a wedding?

Do exactly what you want and what feels right for you and your partner - as much as you might want to you will never be able to accomodate everyone so have the wedding that feels authentic to your relationship



Do you do any New Orleans traditions during the wedding day?

Second line parade, king cake, no formal dinner just embracing getting the party started as soon as possible





Lovegood Collection : Porter Sofas,Apollo Chairs, Gold Square Coffee Table, Black Metal Side Tables, Assorted Pillows, Off White Fringe Ottomans, Gray Ottomans & Jute Rug







Favorite detail of the wedding was

Champagne Tower


How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story.

Gunnar and my brother, Matthew (who married us), played on the same baseball team growing up - we started dating when I was in eighth grade did long distance for 5 years at rival schools (UF/FSU) and finally moved in together in 2018 after I finished my Master's program at UF to St. Petersburg, FL where Gunnar was finishing law school.

What’s next for you as a couple? What memories are you looking forward to making together?

We are very much looking forward to traveling a lot and continuing to push each other every day to become better people

Bride and Groom on Magazine Street for a Fun Second Line with Decorated New Orleans Umbrellas
The Happy Couple on Magazine Street for a Fun Second Line with Decorated New Orleans Umbrellas

Vendor Team

Photographer: Love is Rad

Videographer: Meet the Garrs

Planner: Elyse Jennings Weddings

Venue: Il Mercato

Florist: Bella Blooms

Wedding Cake: Bittersweet Confections

Desserts: Joel Catering

Caterer: Joel Catering

Chair Rental: Element

Lounge and Bar Rentals: Lovegood Wedding & Event Rentals

Second Line Band: Kinfolk

Ceremony Musician: Satya Hawley (vocals) & Shout Young (piano)

Band: MoJEAUX

Bride’s Gown: Custom from LVD Bridal in Nashville, TN

Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Suzette (Suzette Esquivel)

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Halston

Groom's Tux: Charles Tyrwhitt London

Groomsmen Tux: The Black Tux

Champagne Tower/Batched cocktails: Cocktail Creative Co