New Orleans Destination Wedding

New Orleans Destination Wedding

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Jesse and I hopped a plane last weekend to go to the Big Easy for Carrie & Cody’s New Orleans destination wedding. The weather was gorgeous and the venue, Race & Religious, was steeped in Louisiana history. 

New Orleans is definitely one of our favorite cities in the world. In fact, Jesse and I were on Bourbon Street in December when Carrie first contacted us about shooting her wedding. The city has been an important location for her family for many years and it easily won Cody over with its charm, history, and culture. So it was the obvious choice for their nuptials.

The wedding had an authentic vintage feel, down to the smallest detail. From Carrie’s va-va-voom makeup and blusher veil to the 1920s jazz band and Cajun dinner fare, the whole day felt like we had stepped back in time. The newlyweds even entered their reception wearing traditional Mardi Gras masks they purchased in the French Quarter. The venue was incredibly inspiring with its many nooks and crannies and endless creative photo opportunities.

But, there’s no reason to just take my word for it when we’ve got plenty of photos to show!


Venue:  Race & Religious
Coordinator:  Mint Julep Productions
Catering:  Catering d’Orleans
Flowers & Styling:  Antigua Floral
Equipment Rentals:  Your Event Delivered
Cake:  Bittersweet Confections
Band:  Smoking Time Jazz Club
Hair & Makeup:  Glam NOLA
DJ:  Aaron Lane Entertainment

About the author
Jesse La Plante and Moira Kennedy are husband and wife wedding photographers who have been shooting weddings in Colorado since 2008. Located just outside of Boulder in Lafayette, they specialize in vibrant wedding photography for couples getting married in Colorado's most breathtaking venues. The duo works primarily in Denver, Boulder and the Rocky Mountains, but travels all over the country - and abroad - to shoot weddings. Get in touch today to find out if they're available for your wedding!

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