As an expert stylist, Corrie Wright Pellerin knew she needed a particular costume to put on in her wedding ceremony to Robert Joseph Stakenborghs Jr. So she turned to New Orleans designer Suzanne St. Paul to take her imaginative and prescient from dream board to actuality.
“Being a stylist, the costume was crucial to me,” says Corrie, who studied vogue on the Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design and is a accomplice with Aimee Gowland in ALGStyle, a private shopper and stylist firm.
“I had interned with Suzanne years earlier than whereas she was making my sister’s wedding ceremony costume,” Corrie mentioned. “It was particular to work once more with somebody so near me to make an important costume of my life.”
Suzanne, who had labored for Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera, is understood for her intricate and beautiful couture designs, together with wedding ceremony, débutante and Carnival queen robes.
Corrie known as Suzanne to collaborate. “I needed tulle that was refined and age-appropriate,” Corrie mentioned.
Throughout a session, Suzanne and Corrie fell in love with a Three-D floral embroidered tulle. In the end, they determined to make use of an Italian silk Mikado cloth with this embroidered tulle over it for the skirt. The bodice was draped for curiosity, and the veil used the embroidered tulle to reflect the costume.
Corrie knew she did not need a bustle. “I really feel a bustle is a nightmare,” she mentioned. “I’m all the time the one who helps my pals … I needed my pals to have enjoyable.”
And enjoyable was a particular focus for Corrie and Robert, who met whereas in highschool (Corrie at Louise S. McGehee and Robert at Jesuit) however did not begin courting till years later. Their first date at Oak wine bar in Could 2016 led to their engagement on March 10, 2017 — the night time of Lark within the Park, which Corrie co-chaired with Aimee.
“I made a decision that [night] could be excellent,” mentioned Robert, an oil, fuel and chemical lab supervisor at Saybolt. “I invited everybody in my household, understanding that her household would already be there. Corrie saved saying how candy it was that I used to be supporting her by getting my household to come back, with out understanding my ulterior motive.”
Robert labored with Corrie’s sister, Casey, on the main points: the ruse was taking pictures with their households in entrance of the Lark within the Park signal. After the primary photograph, her household rapidly walked away, then Robert received on his knee and proposed in entrance of everybody. A lot cheering, in fact, ensued after Corrie mentioned sure.
The marriage on Dec. 30, 2017 was held at Holy Identify of Jesus Church, adopted by the reception at New Orleans Nation Membership. Margaret Ludwig of Giverny Designs delivered to life the marriage’s elegant winter theme with cool winter whites, grays and greens, with a pop of rose gold within the floral preparations and different décor.
With the setting in place, it was time to rejoice: “We needed the marriage reception to be enjoyable with an emphasis on meals, the photograph sales space and music,” Corrie mentioned.
SHOWN HERE: Visitors rejoice as Robert Stakenborghs Jr. and Corrie Pellerin depart their wedding ceremony reception at New Orleans Nation Membership, Dec. 30, 2017. She is carrying her “going away” costume by BHLDN.