Sarah Hoffman and Matthew Mulhearn

The couple with their Tulane University alumnae

Photographs: Mark Eric Photography

New Orleans holds a special significance for Sarah Hoffman and Matthew Mulhearn. The two met and began dating while they were students at Tulane. Several years later, Sarah joined Matt in New Orleans, as he was completing a master’s degree at their alma mater. The morning before Matt’s graduation, he proposed to Sarah and she accepted.

Naturally, the Big Easy was the perfect location for their wedding. Rev. Francis Berner officiated the ceremony at St. Mary’s Church. Sarah was the tenth bride since 1926 to wear the family wedding veil. A traditional New Orleans Second Line parade guided family and friends to the reception held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Guests enjoyed a quintessential New Orleans experience—beginning with a paddlewheel boat ride down the Mississippi River and ending with a jazz brunch in the French Quarter.

Sarah is the daughter of Karen and Robert Hoffman of Weston. She attended Greens Farms Academy and then earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Tulane University. Sarah is a human resources generalist at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York.

Matthew is the son of Mary and Thomas Mulhearn of Narragansett, Rhode Island. He received a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s in accounting from Tulane University. Robert is an accountant for International Fund Services, a division of State Street Corporation in New York.

The couple honeymooned in Cartagena, Columbia, before returning home to New York.