Wedding Wednesday | Nicole D. | Race & Religious

We were so happy to be a part of Nicole and Christopher’s wedding day at Race & Religious in New Orleans! Even though it rained, they didn’t let that stop them from continuing their wedding outdoors. It was a fun and loving wedding captured perfectly by Lauren Carroll Photography.


How did you meet?

“Chris and I met at work. He was doing his residency at a clinic that I was working at. He asked me out to a happy hour a couple of months of us working in the same office. The happy hour never happened, so he decided to ask me out on a date.” 

The Proposal:

“We went to Charleston, SC for my birthday. We stayed at Middleton Inn, which was know for having the largest garden. We went on a picnic in one of the gardens and that is when he asked me. Very romantic!”


Nicole and Christopher prepared for their big day at their wedding venue, Race + Religious in New Orleans. Tina and Bobbi from Verde Beauty Studio took care of Nicole and her bridesmaids’ beauty needs for the day.


What made you choose where you got married?

“We loved how different the venue was”

What were your special details or parts of the wedding that were specific to you?

“We had a vintage typewriter so that people could type love letters”

What did you choose to do as your favors?

“Little bottles of champagne and customized luggage tags from Curry Leather”

Did you incorporate any wedding traditions from you or your partners families?

“We didn't, but we did have my aunt marry us, which was very special” 


Nicole wore a beautiful vintage style Kenna Gown purchased from BHDLN. She accessorized her gown perfectly with Lisi Lerch earrings.

Christopher wore a navy Calvin Klein suit from Men’s Wearhouse with syled with Cole Han shoes.


“Enjoy every moment of the day because it does really go by so quickly. Have fun! It rained during my ceremony and I just embraced it :-)” 


Hair & Makeup: Verde Beauty Studio

Photographer: Lauren Carroll

Wedding/Reception Venue: Race & Religious

Planner or coordinator: KBCook Weddings

Florist: Poppy & Mint

Cake: Fairy Dust Cakes

Catering: Joel Catering 

Desserts: Debbie Does Doberge 

Brass Band: James Andrews Band 

String Quartet: Magnolia Strings 

Invitations: Scouts Design