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. The food, drinks, the music, the architecture, the good vibes and the overall culture mix together in such a way that The Big Easy feels like no other place on the planet. Jesse has been visiting NOLA since he was a child, for the New Orleans Jazz Fest. I first visited a few years back for a conference when I had a “day job.” Both of us are equally enamored with the city and have always hoped for an opportunity to shoot a wedding there.
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!
Carrie and Cody, thank you both so much for having us at your amazing New Orleans destination wedding. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we hope our paths cross again!
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