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About

About our shop:
Evangeline Bridal was born out of a desire to streamline the shopping process for brides-to-be and have all of my wedding designs in their own space.

About our name:
As I was researching and brainstorming a name for the shop that would reflect my New Orleans/Louisiana roots I came upon the story of the Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville, Louisiana. In 1847 renowned poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published "Evangeline" -- an epic poem detailing the Acadians exile from Nova Scotia (Cajuns are descended from the Acadians). In the poem Evangeline and Gabriel, her groom-to-be, are separated on their wedding day, only to be reunited after much searching for each other, as Gabriel takes his last breath in her embrace in Philadelphia. The story was retold by Felix Voorhies in 1907 in a historical recounting of the Acadian exile -- "Acadian Reminiscences:…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 24
  • Joined June 1, 2011

Favorite materials

Mother of Pearl, Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystal, Semiprecious Gemstones

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Stunning Accessories for Special Occasions

About

About our shop:
Evangeline Bridal was born out of a desire to streamline the shopping process for brides-to-be and have all of my wedding designs in their own space.

About our name:
As I was researching and brainstorming a name for the shop that would reflect my New Orleans/Louisiana roots I came upon the story of the Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville, Louisiana. In 1847 renowned poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published "Evangeline" -- an epic poem detailing the Acadians exile from Nova Scotia (Cajuns are descended from the Acadians). In the poem Evangeline and Gabriel, her groom-to-be, are separated on their wedding day, only to be reunited after much searching for each other, as Gabriel takes his last breath in her embrace in Philadelphia. The story was retold by Felix Voorhies in 1907 in a historical recounting of the Acadian exile -- "Acadian Reminiscences: The True Story of the Acadians". In Voorhies' version, the lovers are reunited under the oak in St. Martinville. Many believe this was the true story of Evangeline (despite the name changes in the Voorhies version to Emmeline Labiche and Louis Arceneaux -- he gave the couple traditional cajun names.)
I'm a bit of a commitment phobe but also a die hard romantic (strange, I know) so when I came across this story that was the epitome of true love AND involved my Cajun heritage, Evangeline Bridal was born!

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My muse is my A.D.D.,some people fight theirs but I choose to embrace mine. I don't have any one particular style, I am influenced and inspired by the people and cultures I am exposed to as well as the incredible color and texture combinations found in nature. If it could be said that my work has a particular focus at this point in time it would have to be homesickness. As a native New Orleanian displaced by Hurricane Katrina I have a new appreciation (obsession) with just about anything that reminds me of home and/or makes me feel connected to my French/Cajun New Orleans roots.

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