One year ago, two of the most fashionable and fascinating people I know—Colleen & Richard—got married in New Orleans. Patrick and I had the honor and pleasure of photographing the occasion. It’s a challenge for me to put into words just how amazing the experience was as I feel words alone don’t quite do it justice. I guess it’s a good thing we have plenty of pictures to fill in where words may fail me! ;)
We started the day at the bed and breakfast with some pictures of the lovely couple getting ready and sharing a first look in the charming courtyard. Then we headed over to Louis Armstrong Park for some portraits before the festivities officially began with a ride on the historic St Charles streetcar line. Attendees may have been under the impression we were heading to the ceremony site, but in fact the streetcar itself was the site (SURPRISE)! Once the vows were exchanged, we enjoyed the rest of the ride and taking photos both inside and outside along the way. Upon returning to the station, The Jaywalkers second line parade band awaited us, and we headed off into the French Quarter parading our way to the lovely reception site, Arnaud’s. And if that all wasn’t enough New Orleans goodness for one day, we did squeeze in a late night visit to Cafe Du Monde for some coffee and beignets. My kind of nightcap… :)
The entire day was magical and truly an honor to experience. It really hit me during the second line parade. As I juggled my cameras wanting to capture every moment every way possible, I started to tear up realizing how beautiful this experience was. How freely and wholeheartedly we were celebrating this couple and the beginning of their married life together.