We wanted the entire experience to feel like us,” say bride Asia + groom Mani about their super-special New Orleans wedding day. “It was important that our guests experience some of our favorite things and things we just thought were really cool.

With the help of planner and event designer Amélie from The Uncommon Camellia, the couple packed the celebration with unique, personal touches. Asia’s dress was a nod to her mom’s wedding dress. Mani wore an embroidered custom green suit. Not to mention there was roller skating and a towering, pink wedding cake!

Another thing that made this day special was the venue they chose. Once a catholic church, school, and convent, the very photogenic vintage-inspired Hotel Peter & Paul includes multiple buildings and takes up a whole block of New Orleans’ Marigny neighborhood. The ceremony and reception took place in the venue’s catholic-church-turned-event-space full of stained glass windows, and the couple also popped over to the hotel itself for some gorgeous photos!

Photographer Hannah Rosser put it best when she said: “Asia + Mani’s deep love for one another was evident, and their wedding truly matched their own personalities.”

Let’s take a peek!!

Processional: "Flashing Lights" by Kanye West + "Halo" by Beyoncé (played by a string quartet)

Recessional: "Ultra Light Beam" by Kanye West

First Dance: "Never Too Much" by Luther Vandross

“Our wedding almost didn’t happen,” say Asia + Mani. “It was such a blessing that it was so perfect. Mani was hospitalized two weeks before the wedding and underwent a life saving heart surgery. His strength, determination and love for Asia got him down the aisle.

“It made everything that much more important to us…that much more special,” the couple says. “We celebrated big on our big day and we will always remember our journey to the alter.”

photography: Hannah Rosser Photography // venue name: Hotel Peter and Paul, New Orleans, LA, Louisianna, USA // event design: Amélie P. Pizza – The Uncommon Camellia // planning: Amélie P. Pizza – The Uncommon camellia // florals: SHARIME KAYLA // wedding dress: Galia Lahav // wedding dress boutique: Aisle Chic // bride’s shoes: Mach & Mach // hair stylist: Tiffany An. // makeup artist: Chanellmmakeup // catering: Bacchanal Catering // cake: The Cake Artistry // tabletop rentals: True Value Rentals // linen rentals: True Value Rentals // music: Chuck Inglish // string quartet: Pan String Quartet // nail art: Spifster Sutton

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