Noel Nadine Nami & Charles Edward Lizana
Ceremony Took Place: Carroll House Bed and Breakfast
Reception: Carroll House Bed and Breakfast
Wedding Planner: Bride & her sister Julie
Photographer: Cheri Salvetti of Personal Paparazzi Photography
Invitations: Gem, Metairie, Louisiana
Bay-Waveland accommodations for wedding party:
Carroll House Bed and Breakfast
Family Luncheon: Chimney’s Restaurant
Hair and Makeup: Mallory Blaize Steiffell
Florals by: The French Potager
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Wedding Officiated by: Reverend Linda Giardelli
Matron of Honor: Lainie Marsh
Best Man: Bill Lizana
Bride presented by: the son of the Bride, Trey Allen, and Brother of the Bride, G. Michael Nami, Sr.
Flower Girl: Niece of the bride, Jayne Rose
Time of day: 7:00 p.m.
Weather: Thunderstorms were predicted, but the rain held off until the next day!
Most Romantic Moment: Saying our vows to each other
Catering: Friends and family of the bride and groom: Chef D., Chef Charles, White Cap, White Lotus, Mother of the bride
The Reception Menu: Smoked Brisket and Lamb & Rice stuffed grape leaves (dolmas) by the bride’s mother, Tom Kha from White Lotus, Shrimp Salad from White Cap, Bacon-wrapped scallops, Pork Carnitas, Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms
The Most Talked About Food Item: The Tom Kha coconut milk soup!
Cakes by: Dorignac’s in Metairie, Louisiana
Favorite toast: Sister of the Bride – Julie Rose
Best Dancers at the Reception: Andrew S., Frankie and Camille
The "wow factor" of your wedding/reception that everyone talked about: “The bride in her dress as she walked down the aisle.” The music, the food, the venue… everyone said that it was the sweetest and loveliest wedding!
The most unique detail of your wedding/reception: A little bird flew into the tree near us and began singing during the ceremony. Everyone was amazed that the rain held off.
Bride's favorite part of the entire event: During the ceremony, when I looked over Chuck’s shoulder at my son, Trey, he whispered, “I love you” every time I looked at him. Our first dance, “Breathless” by Corrine Bailey Rae.
Groom's favorite part of the entire event (honeymoon doesn’t count!): Standing under the wedding arch later in the evening alone with the bride.
Gifts for Wedding Party: Hand-beaded earrings by the bride for the matron of honor.