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posted by Meg - Friday, April 30, 2010  |  Newlyweds, Hot Off the Press

So you've just seen the New Orleans wedding of Selina + Adam and now these two are back for our (Day Two) Newlywed session. Since, ya know, it'd be tragic to pass up all of the amazing photo-ops this great city offers a girl ;) Like cafe scenes...


Selina + Adam

Newlywed Session

March 21, 2010

French Quarter - New Orleans, LA

Bride and Groom in New Orleans French Quarter Cafe Scene


And colorful buildings...

New Orleans Wedding Newlyweds Kiss


Bride and Groom Louisianna Wedding Photographer


And who can leave out the street performers?!

Bourbon Street New Orleans Bride and Groom


Of course, we're all about creating some quiet portraits of our newlyweds, too...

Black and White Photograph Bride and Groom Wedding


Bridal Portrait Black and White Wedding Photograph


This is the shot I always see in my mind when someone says 'New Orleans Wedding' - I was happy to finally capture it...

Jackson Square Wedding Photographer New Orleans Louisianna


Thanks for checking in with us today - hope y'all have a great weekend!
















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posted by Charles - Friday, April 30, 2010  |  Weddings, Hot Off the Press

Happy Friday, friends! Meg and I are excited to share our coverage of Selina + Adam's New Orleans nuptials with you today. These two tied the knot at the always lovely Maison Dupuy Hotel in the historic French Quarter...


Selina + Adam

Wedding

March 20, 2010

New Orleans, LA

maison dupuy hotel wedding in New Orleans


bridal wedding shoes photograph


Meet Selina.

bridal hair style wedding updo


The girls started their day off with some bubbly over hair and makeup.

champagne toast wedding


The guys started their day on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter...

new orleans groom and groomsmen french quarter


Cheers!

bourbon street new orleans louisianna


Meet Adam as he receives some fluer de lis cufflinks, a gift from his bride.

groom groomsmen gift fluer de lis cufflinks


groom preparation getting ready photograph


groom tuxedo tie and cufflinks


The boys...

groom and groomsmen bridal party formal photo


The girls... these bffs have been vacationing together in an annual girlfriend retreat for years.

bridal party photo bride and bridesmaids fashion


The ceremony was held in an outdoor courtyard at the Maison Dupuy - in between rain showers... and DURING!

slipcovered chairs wedding ceremony


A giant fountain served as the backdrop for the ceremony.

wedding fountain statues


We do.

southern courtyard wedding


Adam surprised his bride by serenading her during the ceremony... with the falling rain keeping tempo!

ceremony vocalist


You can't really tell here, but they were completely soaked!

groom sings to bride


Mom & Dad.

parents of the bride groom


The thoroughly drenched courtyard mere minutes after the ceremony.

maison dupuy hotel courtyard fountain


The reception was held directly off of the pool deck...

maison dupuy hotel pool in new orleans


First dance as married peeps.

bride and groom first dance newlyweds


More fluer de lis action in the wedding cakes...

black and white wedding cake


new orleans fluer de lis wedding grooms cake


bride and groom toast champagne flutes


wedding reception dancing


Selina & Adam both have some real moves...

wedding reception dancing


...perhaps their favorite being this fist pump :)

wedding reception last dance


A rose petal send-off...

wedding exit rose petal toss


... and a horse & carriage getaway car(t)!

wedding horse and carriage getaway car


Check out their next-day newlywed session in the French Quarter.
















posted by Jamie - Friday, April 23, 2010  |  Three To Share

Greetings and happy Friday!!! Welcome to this week's edition of Three to Share. I hope the following links will serve as a pleasant distraction to your day. Enjoy! :)

Google has been quite the phenomenon of the last decade. I mean, we are using its name as a verb (What have you Googled today?). Though I use many of Google's applications on a daily basis, one of my favorite features is the occasional "Google Doodle." You know, when it's a holiday or event and they decorate their homepage with a themed logo? Did you see yesterday's Earth Day logo? So cool! Well, if you ever wondered, Dennis Hwang is the talented guy that doodles for Google. :)

Follow this link where you will find a plethora of logos from days and years past. Here are some of my favorites...


Oh my! This suite of sites is just drool-worthy. Consider this fair warning: you will spend hours at any one (or all) of these sites. foodgawker, weddinggawker, and craftgawker are image-packed sites that allow you to: "Feast Your Eyes, "See the Day," and "Look to inspire" respectively. Each site displays gorgeous photos linking back to their authors. It's such a great source of inspiration. Have at it!


A while back I visited O'Charley's and was delighted to see a Cotton Candy Shirley Temple on their menu. Maybe I was a little *too* delighted for my age, but what a fun twist on this "mocktail!" I LOVE cotton candy and Shirley Temples separately (what can I say? I'm a big kid!) and to have them together in this edible mash-up... YUM! Allow me to paint you a picture: A glass of lemon-lime soda arrives at your table with a puff of pink cotton candy resting on top of the rim. Then push it down with your straw and watch it fizzle and dissolve into the drink. It makes the sweetest, girliest, liquid refreshment ever! It's crazy-simple to recreate it for yourself, your mom, a bride-to-be, or anyone else with a sweet tooth. :)

Recipe adapted from here.



That's all for now. Have a great weekend!
















posted by Charles - Thursday, April 22, 2010  |  Weddings, Hot Off the Press, Smarty Pants

We're so excited to share the images from Magen + Allan's wedding in New Orleans. We've come to LOVE Magen - she's the most energetic, passionate bride we've ever met! (We love you, too Allan - but we came to know Mags first during the planning process and she stole our hearts!)




A little (or not-so-little!) bling to start the morning.


Magen + Allan

Wedding

March 13, 2010

New Orleans, LA

classic wedding engagement ring


This was a very cool angle that Meg sniffed out - four hands at once!



The New Orleans street made for a great backdrop behind the wedding dress.

wedding dress new orleans


Christian Louboutin provided something blue. And isn't Magen radiant?!

christian louboutin blue wedding shoes fluer de lis


Pretty flowers all in a row... my Meg really loved the jeweled fleur de lis pinned to Magen's bouquet.



While Magen was working with Meg on her bridal portraits, Allan & the boys were hanging out on the street level waiting for the ceremony to begin.



A stunning view of the ballroom at the Bourbon Orleans New Orleans.

bridal portrait ballroom


More of Magen while we are at it... we rarely have more than a minute or two for photos of the bride alone on the wedding day - but with Magen running right on schedule, my Meg had some playtime with the bride. Lucky for us all, they found this lovely open ballroom for a fitting backdrop.



We found a vintage sofa tucked away in a corner & just couldn't resist using it.



Magen hanging out in the window overlooking the French Quarter.



That is Meg's mom and mother-in-law hanging out with the ladies...on their way to the ceremony!

bridesmaids new orleans


Nothing says New Orleans like a saxophone to guide the bride down the aisle.

saxophone wedding new orleans


An emotional first sight.



The entire ceremony was covered in an orangey afternoon glow.



What a perfect setting for a wedding - in Jackson Square with the incredible St. Louis Cathedral as the backdrop.

st louis cathedral wedding jackson square




After the vows were complete, Mags led the bridal party & all of their guests around the French Quarter in a traditional New Orleans second line.



We've seen Smitty Dee's at three different second line processionals now. It's always a party when they lead the line.

second line wedding new orleans


smittydees second line wedding new orleans


smitty dees new orleans wedding


second line wedding new orleans


During the second line through the French Quarter, the group happened upon several street performers.

street performer new orleans


wedding second line new orleans




Strangers lined balconies to see the parade go by - tossing Mardi Gras beads to the guests!





After the second line, the guests were ushered into the reception, and we stole a few moments with the bride & groom.







There's that gorgeous ceremony light again.

new orleans wedding photography




Just can't get enough of those Louboutin's.

christian louboutin wedding shoes




new orleans engagement ring




We started off the night with dancing - Allan with his mom...



... and Magen with her dad.



We had the pleasure of working with a truly amazing "southern rock" party band hailing from Memphis, TN called The Super Five. I'm pretty sure Megan & Allan knew them from their college days - and let me tell you...they were amazing! Check out their website, and if you need a wedding band, HIRE THEM! I'd love to see these guys again - they were awesome.



And while I am giving a few shout-outs, I have to mention the fantastically talented ladies over at Get Polished. Emily and Valerie rocked this wedding, as usual and are (as always) most highly recommended to any New Orleans soon-to-be-wed.





How about some southern mason jars as wedding favors? These were filled grits and included a recipe for the yummy shrimp & grits - served at the reception. Smarty Pants!

mason jar edible wedding favors


The only drawback to their cute favors - the grits were incorporated into the sendoff... leaving a very messy bride & groom!


wedding exit


Congratulations you two! We love you!!!
















posted by Meg - Wednesday, April 21, 2010  |  Weddings, Just A Peek

Mags, this post is just for you! I'm pretty certain you've been blogstalking for a while, waiting to catch a glimpse of your big day, so I wanted to hop online and share a little peek as I wrap up editing your wedding photos this week.

Check out your gorgeous self!




new orleans bridal portrait


MUCH more coming *soon*

(NOTE: We've been having a bit of technical difficulty with our blog this week and have now fixed the problem - so I apologize to our readers for any delay in our regularly scheduled blogging.)















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