Melody & Cristina’s Same-Sex New Orleans Destination Wedding at Il Mercato: Where Classic Meets Edgy Elegance

Melody & Cristina’s Same-Sex New Orleans Destination Wedding at Il Mercato: Where Classic Meets Edgy Elegance

Get ready to witness a love story that started with a chance encounter at a Miami club and led to an epic same-sex destination wedding in the heart of New Orleans. Melody and Cristina’s journey is nothing short of extraordinary, and we were honored to capture their classic yet edgy, sultry wedding at the renowned Il Mercato. Join us as we dive into a celebration where fashion took center stage, and every moment was met with awe and admiration. Designed and planned by the fabulous Spanish Oak Events.

A Match Made on the Dance Floor

The magic began as Melody and Cristina’s eyes met on a Miami dance floor, surrounded by friends. Their connection was instant, and little did they know that this chance encounter would lead them down the aisle to say “I do” in a city known for its vibrant energy – New Orleans.

A Vision of Sultry Elegance

Melody and Cristina’s vision for their wedding was nothing short of remarkable. They yearned for a classic yet edgy affair, where candlelit ambience cast a sultry spell over the venue. From the very beginning, they knew they wanted a celebration that would leave everyone saying, “Wow, I’ve never seen that before!” And boy, did they deliver! Awesome job to all the vendors that contributed: Spanish Oak Events, Il Mercato, Antigua Floral, Joel’s Catering, Distressed Rentals, Pilar’s Vanity, Dj Krieger, Studio Vieux Carre, etc.

Love Beyond Boundaries

Cristina, a professional martial arts athlete and ICU nurse, and Melody, a former bottle waitress at the most exclusive clubs in Miami and NYC, brought their diverse worlds together to create a love that defied boundaries. Their passion for life and each other was palpable, and it was evident that their wedding would be an extraordinary celebration of their unique personalities and love story.

A Serendipitous Encounter

Despite attending the same university and being in rival sororities, fate kept Melody and Cristina apart until after college. It was a serendipitous encounter that brought these two beautiful souls together, proving that destiny had bigger plans for their love.

It’s not a New Orleans Destination Wedding Without a Second Line

After the ceremony, the couple took to the streets for a lively second line parade. With music, dancing, and colorful umbrellas, their joyous celebration captured the hearts of everyone around. It was a truly unforgettable moment filled with love and laughter.

Il Mercato: The Epitome of Luxury

As one of the top luxury wedding venues in New Orleans, Il Mercato provided the perfect canvas for Melody and Cristina’s extraordinary celebration. The venue’s timeless charm combined with their edgy vision created an ambiance that was nothing short of enchanting.

We are always honored to be entrusted with capturing the magic weddings at Il Mercato. As a trusted partner of this exquisite venue, we were excited to see their dream unfold and capture every unforgettable moment.


Melody and Cristina’s same-sex destination wedding at Il Mercato in New Orleans was a celebration of love, style, and individuality. From their chance meeting in a Miami club to joining hands in matrimony in one of the most luxurious venues, their journey was a testament to the power of fate and the beauty of love. It was an honor to be a part of their special day, and we wish this incredible couple a lifetime of happiness, adventure, and fashion that keeps on poppin’!

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