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Madison & Jeremy | 1.22.22

Madison Hurwitz and Jeremy Gettes met during their first class of freshman year at Vanderbilt University. Despite their professor telling Madison that Jeremy had a crush on her, they didn’t start dating until junior year. Following graduation and two years of long-distance dating, they settled in New Orleans in 2015 and have called it home ever since. Once engaged, the couple knew that they wanted to host their wedding weekend in their favorite city. "We were excited to show off everything that makes the city so magical – the food, music, and culture – and it was our goal to incorporate as much of it as possible into our wedding weekend," Madison explained.


Scriptura leaned into the floral theme with a beautiful invitation suite and programs.


The couple got ready at the picturesque Henry Howard Hotel.


Madison paired her gown with Manolo Blahnik Cocktail Mules.

The couple put their trust in Elyse Jennings and her team to create a flawless ceremony and reception overflowing with candles, jazz music, and over-the-top flowers, which were the inspiration behind all design elements. Scriptura created a floral pattern for the invitations that carried from the ceremony programs to the vinyl for the bar and stage backs. Bella Blooms created a lush floral canopy saturated with rich, bright colors for the wedding chuppah, and the garden inspired reception featured draped greenery and flowers at every turn.


"The chuppah was the perfect splash of color against the synagogue’s neutral background." – Madison Hurwitz

The couple chose to marry at Touro Synagogue, one of the oldest continuously operating synagogues in the country. During the ceremony, they honored some of their closest friends and family to share personal blessings and used Madison’s dad’s tallit. A romantic reception followed at Il Mercato, where a custom clear tent to fit the curve of the courtyard was constructed by EXPLORE and 1,000 votive candles, along with three delicate chandeliers, floated from the ceiling. Madison dazzled in an Ines Di Santo gown that she found at I Do Bridal Couture in Covington. The clean and timeless dress featured unique details including a bare illusion back, high slit, and detachable bow. Jeremy opted for a classic custom tuxedo with cufflinks and buttons gifted from Madison’s dad.


The round bar, wrapped in vinyl by AD Event Group, featured a lush installation coming out of a tree.


Bittersweet Confections created the towering wedding cake with flowers all around from Bella Blooms Floral.

"While it was a black-tie affair, it was important to us to add our personality into the wedding to make it warm, inviting, and fun." Guests were welcomed with custom monogram "MJ" drinks and learned more about the couple through facts printed on cocktail napkins. Everyone got a taste of Jeremy’s hometown of Philadelphia with Philly cheesesteaks and Madison’s hometown of Houston with Blue Bell ice cream cups. Later in the evening, Madison changed into a Nadine Merabi frock and Jeremy surprised Madison by jumping on the stage to play the drums with Az IzZ.


The couple’s signature cocktail was created by The Grand Bevy.


The couple relied on several local vendors to create their dreamy reception including ELEMENT, Luminous Events, Radiant Rentals, and True Value Rental.


"Elyse and Ashley put so much time, thought, and care into making sure our wedding day ran smoothly. Hiring them was the single best thing we did during our entire wedding planning process!" – Madison Hurwitz

"What stood out most to us was just the overwhelming amount of love and support we felt on our wedding day. After having to postpone our big day for an entire year [due to Covid], we were overjoyed to finally be married."

This article appeared in the March 2023 issue of Adore