I was so incredibly excited when Marie first contacted me about her wedding in New Orleans. Although I was born and raised in Louisiana, I have never actually been to New Orleans!! Insane I know, but it’s true! Marie and Scott, in my opinion, had the perfect New Orleans wedding…loaded with lots of Southern Charm and New Orleans traditions. I can not imagine one thing that could have possibly made their wedding any better. The wedding was at the beautiful Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, followed by a fabulous reception at Pat O’Brien’s. Did you know that Pat O’s has been a staple in the French Quarter since the prohibition? There used to be a password required to get in the door! It wasn’t until 1933 that the current establishment opened for business…how cool is that! The Jazz Band was perfect and the food was oh SO YUMMY!! (shocker) They finished off the night with a “Second Line” through Jackson Square. New Orleans is infamous for its parades and the “second line”, which earned its term from those who made their own parade to follow the main or “first line.” Now the “second line” is used for all sorts of celebrations where the band actually leads the way through the city streets. I really can think of no better way to end your wedding! It was absolutely perfect!
This gal was ADORABLE, and super shy, I never heard her say a word the entire day.
When we stepped outside for pics a butterfly landed in her hair. :)
Very few people are naturally comfortable in front of the camera, and I tell almost all of my clients this. Marie is NOT one of those people, she just demanded the camera!
Had to get out on the streets of this amazing city!
Just stunning, Scott is one lucky man!!
This guy walked by with this awesome dog, Marie asked if she could get pics with him and he didn’t hesitate! But who would?? This dog is just awesome, but my favorite part of this picture is the words on the leash! ;)
I wasn’t the only one that thought she was stunning…
Scott and his mom. :)
These guys were just down right fun! I also have several pics where they dropped their pants…but I don’t think they want those on the blog. LOL
That is one handsome groom!!
This is one of my favorite shots ever. I love so many things about it. The light on the ceiling of the limo, the graffiti on the wall, the beautiful light on her face, and mostly the silhouette of her dad laughing.
Her bridesmaid said “last time you sign this name!” And I love the shot on the right, just before it was her turn to walk down the aisle.
This was one amazing church!!! Absolutely beautiful!
We didn’t have any time in the church to do pictures because they had a Mass immediately following the ceremony, so we stopped along the way which was just fine by me!!
Then we arrived at Pat O’Briens for the absolute blast of a reception! These guys definitely know how to throw a party!!
We still needed to get pics of the wedding party, so we rounded them all up again and walked across the street for more pics.
The fun never stops…hehehe
Love love love this shot! And no, I didn’t set this up, I turned around and there they were. Makes me love it even more. :)
The traditional cake pull. For those of you who don’t know, this is a Southern tradition where tiny charms, typically made of silver with ribbons attached, were placed inside the cake and the bridesmaids and close friends pull the ribbons out before the cake is cut. Each charm has a special meaning or “fortune” and whomever pulls the charm with a wedding ring is the next to get married. Similar to tossing the bouquet. :)
And the bouquet toss. This was no ordinary bouquet toss. Why you say? Because I am fairly certain I already knew who would be catching this bouquet. Because she caught the bouquet at Angela’s wedding in 2010: