I tell you, anytime you go to a wedding and the people are from Houma, Thibodaux or Lafayette, you can be guaranteed you’re in for a good party! Caitlyn and Matt were married recently at The Chicory and as always, we had a blast with them! The hardest part about working with them is always having to turn down drinks from her mom! But now that the wedding is over, I assure you I will say yes anytime you offer Mrs. Blaine Caitlyn’s day started off at the Loewe’s Hotel for her bridal prep. We then headed over to Fulton Street for her to meet her groom at their First Look! The weather couldn’t have been any nicer so we had a good time out on the old cobblestone street before heading upstairs to The Chicory to finish all of their group formals before the ceremony. After the vows were exchanged and they strutted back down the aisle, the brass band fired up and everyone took to Fulton Street for a 2nd Line while the room was prepped for the party. The girls danced and the guys smoked hand-rolled cigars out on the balcony, and the night ended with the guys providing one last song for everyone as the band broke down. It was a fantastic party and we thank you guys for including us in your day. We with you both all the best! Enjoy!
Megan & Byron were married recently in a beautiful courtyard ceremony at The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter. Megan started off her day with bridal prep at the Monteleone and was about as laid back as any bride could possibly be. The thing I loved was the trend I started to see as I went from her to room to another of their hotel rooms where her dress was being kept…..each room had a nice bottle of bourbon sitting at the ready! Once the hair and make up was complete, it was just a short stroll down Royal Street to the Court of Two Sisters for her to get dressed and fully ready for her First Look!
Megan and Byron met each other as Bride and Groom in the adjoining courtyard of the Hotel Maison de Ville. You could tell that Megan is really most at ease when she’s close to Byron, and she was so stunning that he almost passed out during the First Look! Ok, while she was certainly stunning, I think his condition had more to do with the previous night’s bourbon and the wedding day’s lack of food We got him something cold to drink and a bit of food, and he was back in action in no time. The rest of the evening was just a perfect New Orleans Spring wedding with a great 2nd Line, cocktails and a great band to keep the evening rolling! We had such a wonderful evening with you guys, and we truly with you both all the best! Enjoy!
Florist: Kim Wise Starr
Event Design/Coordination: Clandestine Nola
Cakes: Bittersweet Confections
Bride’s Gown Designer: Hayley Paige
Groom’s Attire: J Crew
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Court of Two Sisters
2nd Line Band: Kinfolk Brass Band
Danielle and Brian simply could not have been easier and more fun to work with on their wedding day! Coming in from Boston and other parts of the country, they really did an excellent job of showing all their guests a great time in New Orleans and what a New Orleans wedding is really like! It was my first time shooting bridal prep in one of the large suites at the JW Marriott on Canal Street, and I must say I highly recommend it. The light flowing in from the two-story high windows is simply a photographer’s dream. There were also some great, tender moments between her and her mom as she was transformed from just her daughter to a gorgeous bride, and it’s those photos that I really love the most. But once she was all dressed and ready to go, it was time to head over to the Board of Trade courtyard to meet her groom for their First Look!
There’s a bit of history for her family at the Board of Trade, as that’s where her grandfather met her grandmother while working their buying and selling coffee beans. It’s always an awesome, added element when we can include a location with personal meaning. Despite a forecast that really called for rain, we had a beautiful day to work with and were able to complete all her group formals in the courtyard before heading back to the hotel for the ceremony.
The ceremony was sweet, funny and personal, with a rather peculiar selection for a reading coming from the Velveteen Rabbit, but after taking a pole during the toast Brian was reassured that it was a good and fitting selection. It was all about becoming “real” as the result of being truly loved. One could certainly tell that this couple truly loves each other, if not by the tender way he treats her, then certainly by the number of kisses they exchanged throughout the night! The rest of the evening included a dance floor that was rarely empty of moving feet and, in true New Orleans fashion, they took to the streets to end the night with a 2nd Line into the French Quarter and ending right at the intersection of Bourbon and St. Peter’s streets! Danielle and Brian, thanks so much for including us as part of your special day, and we truly wish y’all all the best!
Hair: Chelsey and Emily from The Farihope Salon http://www.thefairhopesalon.com/
Makeup: Chris Carter owner of Creating Faces on Demand www.facebook.com/CreatingFacesOnDemand
DJ: Omega Sound — DJ David Storm http://omegasounddjs.com/
Videographer: One Louder Productions
Ceremony Musicians: Julio & Cesar
Second Line Band: Kinfolk Brass Band http://kinfolkbrassband.com/
Photo Booth: Mobile Memories http://mobilememoriesbooth.com/
Catering: J.W. Marriott — http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/msyjw-jw-marriott-new-orleans/
Florist: Glenda Ivy Floral Design — http://www.glendaivy.com/Welcome.html
Cake: Haydel’s Bakery — https://haydelbakery.com/site.php
Cake Topper: All Designs that Shine https://www.etsy.com/shop/AllDesignsThatShine
Wedding Rings: Boston Ring and Gem — http://www.bostonringandgem.com/
Bride’s Gown Designer: Allure Bridal http://www.allurebridals.com/
Bride’s Gown Store: Bliss Bridal, Fairhope, AL https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bliss-Bridal-Fairhope-Al/192788827406637
Bride’s Shoes: Touch Ups
Bride’s Jewelry: earrings Camrose & Cross, Jacqueline Kennedy Collection
Bridesmaids’ Attire Designer: Dessy group
Bridesmaids’ Attire Store: www.bridesmaids.com
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse — http://www.menswearhouse.com
Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse — http://www.menswearhouse.com