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Arte by Doug & Titus

Amber & Graeme had a beautiful wedding at St. Andrew the Apostle and Magnolia Plantation, complete with bagpipers as an ode to Graeme’s father’s heritage. There was even talk of Titus and I showing up in kilts! Amber’s bridal prep started at a friend’s house with all of her girls and they were a lot of fun to be with, even offering up shots of Patron to me. As good as autofocus has become, I thought it might be best to wait until the end of the night:) It was then on to the church where the bagpiper was waiting to start the processional with Amazing Grace, which certainly was quite the entrance. After the vows were exchanged it was time to get the party started over at Magnolia Plantation. Amber didn’t waste any time getting to the dance floor with her girls and, while it may have taken some time before Graeme got his feet moving, he certainly made up for it by taking over the center of the crowd and broke it down pretty good! Just as we did with them at their engagement shoot in the Quarter, we had a blast with them on their wedding day. Thanks so much for including us in it all, and we wish you both all the best! Enjoy!

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Arte by Doug & CheyAnne

Sylvia & Tim flew in from Texas for a couple days to enjoy the city and do their French Quarter engagement shoot with us! After many chats on the phone it was so nice to finally meet them in person and they were such a pleasure to photograph.  We got to talk football, scuba diving and traveling, and we’re really looking forward to their wedding next March at the Omni Royal!  Enjoy!


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Arte by CheyAnne & Vanessa

Rebecca and Matt were married in one of my favorite courtyards in the French Quarter, the Maison Dupuy.  The florals brimming over the fountain by Nola Flora looked absolutely stellar!  The colors were amazing!  And I’ve been fond of Rebecca’s love of pumpkins since their engagement session earlier this fall.  I was so excited that she incorporated some pumpkins into the wedding decor.  I think Rebecca had just the right amount, and just the right sizes that it was a perfect complement to the color scheme.

Doug and I have been loving Rebecca and Matt’s engagement session photos, and we enjoyed our time getting to know them for the session.  So I knew the  wedding day was going to be awesome!  Anytime I get to know a couple a bit more before the wedding day, I always feel a bit more connected.  By having that connection already established, I’m able to relax a bit, which allows my creative eye to wander more.  I knew as soon as I saw Rebecca’s blush Jim Hjelm wedding dress that the day was going to be fabulous!

And fabulous it was!  Their First Look photos were stunning because the pair can do no wrong!  They’re in love, and it shows!  Rebecca truly melts into Matt’s arms.  I love it!  I also adored their enthusiasm during the second line.  And the fact that Rebecca put on the hat of one of the members of Kinfolk Brass Band at the end of the second line was awesome too.   That turned out to be such a cute photo!!

Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your wedding journey!  We’ve enjoyed every part of it!  And a big thank you for my surprise the other evening – I need to post a photo!  :) They surprised me and brought my own Nola beer jug — one full of Nola Blonde, and the other had red and green flowers (I love flowers!  And Christmas colored flowers, even better!) in the jug. (Rebecca remembered me saying that we were engaged at the Brewery.)  Such a wonderful treat topped off with a beautiful thank you message!  Y’all are the best!  Enjoy!

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Contributing Artists:  Venue: Maison Dupuy, Hair/Makeup: Christine Fitzpatrick, DJ/Band: Impulse Entertainment, 2nd Line Band: Kinfolk Brass Band, Florist: NolaFlora, Cakes: Haydels,Wedding Rings: Baileys in North Carolina, Bride’s Gown Designer: Jim Hjelm, Bride’s Shoes: Coach, Bride’s Jewelry: Nordstrom, Bridesmaids’ Attire Designer: WT00, Groom’s Attire: Allure Bridal, Groomsmen’s Attire: John’s Tuxedo