April 4th, 2016
The Couple:
Jessie Rose Millsap & Matthew Aaron Bowen

The Wedding:
Ceremony Venue –Royal Sonesta Hotel
Reception Venue –Royal Sonesta Hotel
Wedding Colors – Navy & Blush
The Honeymoon:
Couples Tower Isle Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

What did you splurge on?
We splurged on the venue and photography. We wanted to have an amazing location and we wanted to have the best pictures to remember our day. And we had an amazing second line parade.

What did you save on?
We saved on the flowers and the table decorations. Our florist worked with us to maximize presentation while keeping cost under control with a couple of beautiful accent pieces. The beauty of the courtyard at the Royal Sonesta Hotel helped as well.

Best memory of the day?
Jessie’s best memory is when the DJ handed her the microphone to sing “Livin’ On A Prayer” with all of the wedding party and guests surrounding her and singing along. Matt’s best memory is seeing Jessie for the first time during their first look and finally getting to see his beautiful, soon-to-be bride.

Officiant: Brent Mader, Sensational Ceremonies, www.sensationalceremonies.com
Photography: CheyAnne Keese, Arte de Vie, www.artedevie.com
Venue/Food/Cake: Royal Sonesta Hotel, www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans
Reception DJ & Lighting: Omega Sound and Entertainment, www.omegasounddjs.com
Flowers: Bloomin Lendle, www.blumenlendlefloral.com
Hair/Make-up: Flawless Bride, www.flawless-bride.com
Ceremony Music (cello + violin): Fine Arts Ensemble, www.fineartsensemble.com
Second Line Brass Band: Kinfolk Brass Band, www.neworleanskinfolk.com