Today’s blog post is from my work as a wedding photographer in New Orleans. It features two people from opposite sides of the world who found love and have decided to make a life together that will span the globe. Angela and Jason met at a party in the French Quarter, and quickly became inseparable. When Jason proposed, he did so at Jazz Fest. Hey may be from a ranch in Australia, but clearly he had learned the ways to melt the heart of a true New Orleans lady like Angela. Angela and her bridesmaids prepared for the wedding at the Melrose Mansion on Esplanade, just outside the French Quarter. I cannot say enough good things about this small hotel. The rooms are spacious, elegant, and filled with gorgeous natural light. The outdoor areas are equally resplendent.
The wedding ceremony was held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church just down Esplanade. Jason’s face was glowing as he watched Angela walk down the aisle towards him. I think I teared up just as much as him. The wedding reception was held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter. These reception photos show examples of colorful uplighting at its finest. Nothing else can transform a ballroom into a work of art like lighting and the Royal Sonesta does a beautiful job lighting their ballroom. Crescent City Soul is one of the city’s most popular wedding bands. They performed a mix of popular hits and New Orleans classics, entertaining guests from all over the world who came to celebrate the happy day with the happy couple.
It was basically a fairytale wedding day here in the beautiful city of New Orleans, and I couldn’t be more honored to be the wedding photographer selected to capture it. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day: