I hesitated when he asked for my number,” recalls Beth Lundell, who met Josh Garver at a party in New York City. “But when he said ‘If you give me your number, I will definitely call you,’ I was drawn to how intentional he was.” After a year of dating, Beth, who is from Auburn, Alabama, moved to San Francisco, and Josh, a Boston native, followed two years later. A year after that, a trip to Greece was the site of his proposal. For their spring wedding, they decided to celebrate their two backgrounds and create a mini-vacation for family and friends in New Orleans. There, they found the perfect mix of a vibrant city atmosphere and traditional Southern influences. Friday night’s rehearsal dinner at Latrobe’s on Royale in the French Quarter—the historical site of the first Louisiana State Bank—was a nod to Josh’s career in finance, while Beth, an architect, was drawn to the Southern vernacular design of the Houmas House, where they said their vows.
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Wedding Coordinator: Get Polished Events; 504/301-0316
Photographer: A Bryan Photo; 205/222-2207
Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier through Bridal Galleria; 415/362-2277
Groom's Suit: Banana Republic