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Vintage Glam French Quarter Wedding

The best weddings are built on moments with meaning. Moments like the Bride’s cap veil handmade using her mother’s wedding gown, and modeled after her great grandmother’s veil from the 1920′s. Or the reception decor, including many pieces straight from the Bride and Groom’s own home. Pieced together, these details make for an unforgettable day captured by Catherine Guidry and Films By Dan.

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From Catherine GuidryHeather and Matt are quite possibly one of the most talented couples I’ve met. They’re also wedding photographers so you can imagine how excited and honored I was when they contacted me to photograph their wedding! Not only are Heather and Matt completely smitten and so much fun to photograph but their details were also lovely, unique, and personal.

The Grimm wedding could be described as vintage, personal, and timeless. Heather told me “If Pottery Barn and the French Quarter had a baby….it would be their wedding style.”

As a photographer, lighting is HUGE. So, photographing other photographers was really a joy because I could see that this played a large part in their day…everything from where they got ready to how the string lights hung overhead at the Degas House. The feel was very comfy, cozy, and crazy cool; I literally could go on and on.

The centerpieces consisted of oversized lanterns: different shapes, sizes, and colors (Heather’s favorite). They brought a classic element to this French Quarter wedding. The color palette was peach, gold, and navy, and their mix-matched bridesmaids’ dresses were to die for.

I think the largest visual theme for their wedding was the DIY, personal feel. Almost all of the decor was from their homes. Heather also hand painted every sign, created the table/bar runners and designed the printed items and CD Favors. The photo booth props and signs were hand crafted and the marquee lights were created by the couple as well. Heather’s mom planted the mint favors from their garden and the backdrops and decor were all hand-made. The bride and groom table is their farm table from home…and even their wedding iinvitationswere designed by Heather and addressed by hand.

Her Juliet cap was made by her mom from her own wedding gown and modeled after Heather’s great-grandmother’s veil from the 1920′s. Matt’s favorite detail was their rings: Heather’s were created from her grandmother’s wedding rings!

Photography: Catherine Guidry | Videography: Films By Dan | Wedding Gown: Tara Keely | Wedding Cake: Haydel's Bakery | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s At The Old Ursuline Convent | Reception Venue: Degas House | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Etsy | Catering: Degas House | Bridal Boutique: Olivier Couture | Bride's Hair And Makeup: Head Rush Salon-Brandi Zito | Cocktail Hour Musicians: Reggie Sanders Trio | Day Of Coordination: Southern Charm Weddings | Design & Execution: Cottonwood South | Florals: Poppy & Mint | Reception Band: Bucktown All Stars

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Southern Romance Inspiration in New Orleans

I can’t pinpoint it, but there is something about New Orleans that enchants me, draws me in. It holds an allure, a seductive mystery that I can’t get enough of. This shoot captured that spirit and more, and just like the city it was shot in, I can’t look away. Designed by the talented 12th Table and shot by Marissa Lambert, the full gallery has me longing to visit this sultry city and discover some of its romance myself.

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From 12th Table… Environment plays such a huge part in how gatherings should be designed. You should tap into the heartbeat of the city, the culture, the home, and really take cues from the beauty that already surrounds you. That’s what we tried to do here and really capture that spirit of New Orleans. Sultry. Adventurous. Bright. Booming. Full of life and character. The venue, Race and Religious, was the perfect backdrop. Just the right dose of history mixed with intrigue. It’s so easy to fall in love here.

Photography: Marissa Lambert | Design: Megan Proby With 12th Table | Wedding Dress: Dress Theory | Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone | Florals: Kelly Lenard With Intertwine Style | Getting Ready Lace Robe: Girlwithaseriousdream | Makeup: Melissa Vaccaro Of Ashley Sievert | Paper Suite : Jessica Foley With Belle Foley | Race And Religious: Race And Religious | Rentals: 12th Table

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Fall New Orleans Wedding with Polish Traditions

A New Orleans wedding in and of itself is usually a party. But when you throw a few fun Polish traditions into the mix? It becomes a full on celebration, lit with twinkling lights, vodka bottles serving as bloom vessels (crafted by Kim Starr Wise!) and even a late night second line. And it all started with this quiet moment at the altar. Head to the full gallery from Dark Roux Photography for more!

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From Dark Roux PhotographyA Race and Religious wedding is amazing no matter what, but take a Race and Religious wedding and add a whole lot of Polish traditions and you’ve got the ingredients for something truly memorable. Michal brought so many things to his wedding that we’ve never seen. After Celeste and all of her girls got ready in one of the suites at Race and Religious they went down for some good luck shots while the guys were at their hotel drinking things we’ve never seen and certainly cannot pronounce! Shortly after their celebratory libations, the couple met at St. Theresa de Avila to say their vows.

Once Celeste and Michal both said ‘I do’, it was back to Race and Religious for one of the biggest parties to date. The place looked beautiful with all of the floral arrangements (some in vodka bottles for the Polish touch) done by Kim Starr Wise. There was food everywhere with catering by Palate. When the party first started there was a traditional bread that the couple shared and then they had to take a shot, well kind of. One glass was water and the other was vodka. The newlywed who got the vodka has the upper hand in the marriage, or so the tradition says. What had us cracking up was the games they played! They each took turns wearing a blindfold and felt up different guests and had to guess only by touch, which guest was their new spouse. Celeste and Michal know each other well because they both guessed correctly! The night wasn’t complete without a little New Orleans thrown in there, because no New Orleans wedding is complete without a second line, and man was there ever a second line!!! The entire day ran smoothly with Mint Julep Productions running the show, and we’re so happy that we got to enjoy the party with these two.

Photography: Dark Roux Photography | Event Planning: Mint Julep Productions | Floral Design: Kim Starr Wise | Wedding Dress: Kiko House Of Couture | Reception Venue: Race And Religious | Catering: Palate | Hair And Makeup: Kiss And Makeup | Band: Brassaholics | Wedding Venue: St. Theresa De Avila

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