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PLANNING The couple’s wedding will be held at The Cabildo in New Orleans. Lake and her fiancé

Lake’s engagement ring

Lake dress shopping with her cousin

The Orange Is the New Black actress dishes on her speedy engagement, day-of dresses (yes, there’s more than one!) and glitter Funfetti cake.

my fiancé and I met on tinder



Jeff was very persistent, sent me funny messages and seemed charming. I was so nervous on our first date, because he was so tall and so my type! We fell in love quickly. We said, “I love you,” after a week, moved in after a month and got engaged after five months. We’ve now been engaged for a year, and he’s the perfect guy for me.

he knew I wanted a classic ring

Earrings by Lindsie Jones

We’d been talking about a ring—he knew I wanted a round-cut diamond with a diamond band. The stone is actually a family heirloom: an old mine-cut dating anywhere from 1840 to 1920. It’s beautiful!

we’re heading south to tie the knot

Lake trying on her Matthew Christopher dress for the first time.

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We’re getting married in New Orleans. Jeff grew up in the French Quarter, and my dad loves New Orleans and I love it too. We’re getting married at The Cabildo museum in Jackson Square, and then walking across the street to Muriel’s Jackson Square. It has a wraparound balcony and lots of outdoor space. There’s actually a séance lounge too!

I’m wearing two dresses and having jewelry custom made I looked up bridal salons on The Knot and went to Haute Bride in Los Gatos, California. I immediately gravitated toward Matthew Christopher dresses—they’re so timeless and elegant. The first dress I tried on was “the one.” I’m excited for everyone to see it! I’m also wearing one of his shorter dresses for dancing at the reception. Lindsie Jones of Haute Bride is designing all of my wedding jewelry. She owns the salon but is also an incredible jewelry designer.

we’re putting our own spin on all of the wedding details We’re writing our own vows and having a Phish-inspired groom’s cake, and a jazz band is playing when I walk down the aisle. Wendell Brunious, a famous jazz trumpeter, and his band will perform. As for the cake, we’re serving a four-layer, naked Funfetti one with edible glitter, plus lemon, almond, raspberry and strawberry fillings. Find more wedding inspiration at


Jazz trumpeter Wendell Brunious

netflix star julie lake gets married

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