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This Couple Hosted Their Ceremony, Dinner, and Party on Different Days in the Bride’s Hometown of New Orleans

By Shayna Seid | Photography by 

Mo Davis

|Planning by 

Thea Pagel Productions

Chloe Elizabeth Stoller and Harrison Clement Carrington first met each other virtually on a Skype call. “A true Austin love story,” Chloe comments. “He was on the interview panel for my first job in town.”

After four-and-a-half years together—during which time they bought a home together and rescued a puppy—Clement proposed to Chloe during a date night at home with a ring by Ledeen Diamond Co. “We were having drinks on our back patio, and he asked me to come look at something he noticed on the side of our house,” Chloe remembers. “Once we got to the front, he got down on one knee. His brother is a photographer and was there in the driveway to capture the moment. I was so surprised I asked him to repeat what he said.”

Once engaged, Chloe knew there was no other option than to host their wedding in her hometown of New Orleans. She and Clement landed on a small Thursday ceremony, with a Friday “toasting dinner,” and large reception on Saturday. “We went with a light pink and what we called ‘New Orleans Shutter Green’ color palette for our invitations and venues,” the bride explains of the event design. To help bring their vision to life, the couple hired Thea Pagel Productions—a close friend of the mother-of-the-bride. 

“I was raised Jewish, and Clement was raised Episcopalian, so we merged traditions and had an interfaith ceremony,” Chloe says. The former church space at Hotel Peter & Paul allowed them to have the beauty of an old sanctuary with room for a chuppah. “The Marigny is also one of my favorite neighborhoods and felt like the perfect spot for a quiet Thursday ceremony away from the heart of the French Quarter.”

“My mother-in-law loves to throw a party, so Il Mercato was an ideal venue for our Friday toasting dinner,” Chloe explains. Pink was an ongoing theme of the wedding, and tables were set with blush china and amber glassware. Florals also featured pops of pink with toffee roses to make it feel more wintery. 

Chloe grew up going to Napoleon House with her father, so once she and Clement saw the upstairs, they knew it was the perfect spot for the reception on Saturday. 

Before finding their venues, Chloe found Naeem Khan’s Sweden minidress for the reception. And once Chloe knew she wanted something timeless in a classic fabric like a brocade with a modern and clean design for the ceremony, she discovered it to be harder to find than expected. Upon hearing about Chloe’s dream dress, her friend introduced her to bridal designer Hannah Amundson. “I had one call with Hannah and immediately trusted her to custom make my wedding dress and toasting dinner look,” the bride says. “Hannah mailed me fabric samples, and we worked through narrowing down designs and options. [For the ceremony], we went with the high-neck, low-back column with a slit down the back and a detachable cape for added drama.”

Hannah also made the bride a custom blush veil to pair with her gown, and Chloe also styled her look with light blue Manolo Blahniks. For accessories, the bride leant into the “something borrowed” tradition. She borrowed pearl and diamond earrings from her mother-in-law and a gold and pearl floral pin from her Grandmother Jane Ann Welch. The broach was given to her by Chloe’s Great Grandmother Lorraine Tudor, who Chloe was very close to. And to complete her ensemble, Chloe held a bouquet of tulips by Leaf + Petal.

Brandie Hopstein pulled back Chloe’s hair for the ceremony and slicked her tresses back for the toasting dinner. On Saturday, Chloe rewore her ceremony dress for the first dance and the father-daughter dance, before switching into the feathered mini. Brandie and Chloe opted for a high-pony on the last night, which was perfect for partying. 

To say, “I do,” Clement wore a bespoke tuxedo by Sid Mashburn with custom Stubbs & Wootton tuxedo slippers embroidered with their wedding crest, black tie, and a diamond pin that his father wore on his own wedding day. On Saturday, he donned another Sid Mashburn suit and Belgian shoes.

On December 2, 2021, Chloe and Clement wed in an intimate, relaxed ceremony. “We married under a chuppah, surrounded by a circle of loved ones, joining our families,” the bride states. “It was magical.”

The next night, the newlyweds joined guests for the “toasting dinner.” Parents, siblings, and close friends spoke heartfelt words, accompanied by Champagne and a delicious dinner by Joel Catering. After the speeches, a local deejay spun vinyl records. “As a true New Orleanian, I took my wedding party to a dive bar called The Saint afterward,” Chloe shares.

“The reception on Saturday was an out of this world New Orleans house party,” the bride says. Napoleon House in the French Quarter was completely rented out, so guests could explore the bar, restaurant, and apartment upstairs. Amazing New Orleans-style cuisine was served on both floors, think: jambalaya, shrimp and grits, muffalettas, fresh fish, gumbo, prime rib carving stations, and much more. Downstairs, the three-piece band, 504 Experience, was playing jazz, and then a flight up, Big Sam’s Funky Nation hosted the dance party.

After Chloe changed into her minidress, the couple cut their wedding cake, featuring a friend’s topper from the 1920s. “I have always wanted an old school, tiered wedding cake, and Bittersweet Confections delivered the best cake I’ve ever had,” the bride recounts. “The cake and cake cutting was one of my favorite moments.”

For the after-party, the new mister and missus went out to a local bar with friends and family that turned into partying onto the street—typical in New Orleans. They ended the night with a party in their hotel suite. “I forgot to toss my bouquet at the reception, so we did it in our suite at Hotel Monteleone and my best friend from college caught it!” Chloe exclaims.