Ashley + Tommy • New Orleans, LA

There are a number of unique details and moments in this wedding, but the one that stands out most is the moment I walked into Ashley’s hotel room. I was greeted with such warmth and one of the BEST hugs I’ve ever received in my entire life. It was the kind of hug that served to remind me just how lovely it is to form genuine relationships with my clients. Ashley and I had spoken on the phone prior to her and Tommy’s wedding day, but we had never actually met. That open arms acceptance carried on throughout the evening and before Taylor and I wrapped things up later that night, I began to feel like a member of the family. I’m fairly certain that these two have a lifetime of laughter and warmth ahead and I am so glad I was invited to play a teeny tiny part in their life puzzle!

Venue: 30 by 90 Nola | @30.90nola

Second Line Band: Pocket Aces

Florals: Leaf and Petal | @leafandpetalnola

Event Planning: Mise En Place Events | @mepeventsnola

DJ: David Storm with Omega Sound & Entertainment |

Furniture Rentals: Lovegood Rentals | @lovegoodrentals

Hair: Marisa Dimperio, Juli Santana

Makeup- Melissa Fiore

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Ashley + Tommy

30.90 Nola

Heather + Dave | Napoleon House

If Heather and Dave had been any sweeter and easier to work with I think my heart may have exploded. This relaxed pace, family friendly wedding day couldn't have turned out better! Blue skies and puffy white clouds over Jackson Square during the ceremony, an awesome second line to the reception, followed up with good eats and libations at Napoleon House. It has been such a busy Spring that I'm not much for words at the moment, I'll just let the photos tell the story!

  • Planning: Weddings by Lulu
  • Hotel: Bourbon Orleans
  • Ceremony: Jackson Square Park
  • Reception: Napoleon House
  • Second Line Band: Breed Brass Band
  • Reception Band: Slick Skillet Serenaders
  • Flowers: Erin Steen

 

Jennifer + Adam // The Lakehouse • Mandeville, LA

Jennifer and Adam's wedding day gave me all the classic, wholesome feels. Their ceremony was at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mandeville and their reception at the Lakehouse was just steps away. I can still feel the cool breeze embracing the night from Lake Pontchartrain. For a few hours I felt like I was vacationing on the coast of some calm body of water. Writing this I smell salty sea air, though I'm pretty sure Lake Pontchartrain has a scent unique unto itself.

Jennifer made a stunning bride and I continue to admire how gracefully she went about a day that can really leave a few folks feeling less than...calm. Her and Adam both were emotionally present with their friends and family throughout the celebrations. In a day and age when it's not uncommon to see even the bride and groom posting on instagram, it felt like a beautiful respite from the day to day grind we all feel from social media and the internet in general. This presence of mind and commitment to the moment will likely serve their marriage very well. Adam gave a heartfelt toast at the rehearsal dinner that still sits with me in spirit. He spoke of a deep appreciation and admiration for his support network of friends, family, and his soon to be wife. I hope these two are doing well and I am so grateful I was able to participate in their wedding day.

Oh yeah, this wedding was also recently featured on Southern Bride!!! I was completely surprised when Jennifer told me that she had done the work of submitting and the photos had been accepted.

Also a big thanks to Eddie Marroquin for second shooting. He snagged some awesome shots of Adam and his guys as well as loads of pretty details at the Lakehouse!

CATERER & RECEPTION VENUE: The Lakehouse

VENUE: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church

WEDDING CAKE: Nonna Randazzo’s

GROOMS CAKE: Kazoku Sushi

ENTERTAINMENT: United We Jam Band

FLOWERS: Petals N’ Parties

GOWN: Southern Bridal

HONEYMOON ACCOMODATIONS: Treasure Travel

INVITATIONS: Wedding Paper Divas

RENTALS & DECOR: Mandeville Party Company

TRANSPORTATION: Audubon Limousine

BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE: Bella Bridesmaids

Laura + Cole // Il Mercato • New Orleans

Laura and Cole were effortlessly laid back and amazingly stylish. It was an incredible pleasure to photograph their big day at one of my most favorite venues in the city, Il Mercato. I hope you enjoy this stunner of a wedding. With Laura's gold sequined gown and Cole's custom made blue tuxedo, it's impossible not to. I absolutely LOVE the florals, especially the bouquets, by Pistil and Stamen.

Planner: It's Your Time Events

Getting Ready: Air BnB

Ceremony & Reception: Il Mercato

Florist: Pistil & Stamen

Music: The Essentials