Our Editor Planned Her Own "Stylish Southern Wedding"—See the Pics

Earlier this year, when I wasn't busy creating content for Who What Wear, I was busy planning my wedding, and it was an eight-month-long whirlwind of an experience that's unlike anything I've ever done. We (meaning I, my now-husband Mark, and my parents) decided to plan the wedding ourselves, assuming that we were the only ones who would really "get" the look and vibe we were going for. (We're also hyper-organized multitaskers thanks to the fact that we were both Hollywood assistants for years at the start of our careers, so we knew we could handle it.) While I don't recommend that everyone plans their own wedding, it was certainly rewarding to see it all come together.

I was never one of those people who grew up dreaming about what my wedding would be like or even what my dress would look like, but one thing we knew soon after getting engaged last summer is that we wanted a "stylish Southern wedding" in New Orleans, which is in my home state. (I no longer live in Louisiana, so that undoubtedly made the planning process even more interesting.) Another thing I knew is that there would be many wardrobe changes throughout the wedding weekend, and I spent months carefully selecting every piece.

I was constantly searching for inspiration and ideas online (and on Instagram) throughout the wedding planning process, so I hope this provides some for you. Read on to see how our happiest day turned out this past March, as captured by our photographer Lance Nicoll.

The Details: Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans; Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier; Wedding Shoes: Manolo Blahnik; Veil: Sash + Veil; Reception Dress: Alice + Olivia; Tuxedo: Hugo Boss; Hair and Makeup: Katalina Mitchell; Rings and Earrings: Anna Sheffield; Photographer: Lance Nicoll; Florist: Poppy & Mint; Rentals: Event Rental; Month-Of Coordinator: Southern Belle; Ceremony Band: The Gumbo Trio; Reception Band: NOLA Dukes Band; Invitations: Scriptura; Calligrapher: Katherine Michalik; Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Arnaud's.

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