Danielle and Ben might just be the sweetest couple to have ever graced our pages because their New Orleans anniversary session captured by Julian N. Photography? Well, it’s downright dreamy. Celebrating six splendid years together, this darling pair set out to the Frech quarter and the rest you can see for yourself in The Vault!
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From Julian N. Photography… Danielle and Ben are Los Angeles residents but split their time between LA and New Orleans where Danielle is from. I posted that i was going to be in Nola for a few days, and through the power of the internet, a mutual friend connected us, talk about the right place and the right time! When Danielle got in touch and told me their story i know i wanted to style up their shoot a bit, so the day before the shoot I went to a local flower market in the french quarter and used my DIY skills to make a small loose organic bouquet for the session, i got all neutral colored florals not knowing exactly what color she was going to wear, finally I finished it off with a ribbon from Silk and Willow. Danielle brought a lot of options for the shoot, but when she pulled out her grandmother’s vintage dress I knew that it was going to be perfect. Knowing that Danielle grew up in New Orleans she knew where all the amazing places were, it was also great to shoot in places she used to go when she was younger. We started the shoot at a private residence, and then we went to the New Orleans city park, with so many amazing Spanish moss trees, finishing the shoot in the french quarter.
From the Bride-to-be… Ben and I decided to celebrate our 6 year wedding anniversary with whimsical a photo shoot in New Orleans, where we got engaged 7 years ago to the day! Ben and I met in college. We were the classic best friend story. I dated other guys and Ben would listen to me talk about the bad dates, sit with me when I cried over bad breakups, I always could count on him, no matter what was going on. Our Senior year of college came, and in a whirlwind of a weekend, Ben realized that he never wanted to lose me to another guy or never see me again after college was over! So we started dating!! We were engaged a few months later in the oak-lined streets of New Orleans, where I grew up. Shortly after getting engaged, Ben went away for three months for a mission in the Army and we could not speak at all during that team. So re-living the day we got engaged with this photoshoot was so memorable and romantic! I also got to wear my grandmother’s handmade vintage dress that she wore to a Mardi Gras ball in New Orleans when she was my age! We also got to have our boxer, Lucy, come along for a few pictures! We are so grateful to have these pictures. Young love is naive but magical, but “old love” is even better
Photography: Julian N. Photography | Floral Design: Julian N. Photography | Dress: Vintage | Suit : Nordstrom | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Ribbon : Silk & Willow
What’s better than a bistro wedding? Absolutely nothing! Just ask Taylor and Austin who planned the perfect destination fete in their favorite city, New Orleans. With Julie Paisley Photography behind the lens we’ve got every bit of this colorful celebration waiting for you to fall in love with in The Vault!
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From Julie Paisley Photography… New Orleans weddings are something special. The vibe of the city is electric and it’s a perfect place for a Destination Wedding. Taylor and Austin are both from Texas but their favorite city is New Orleans so they traveled with family and friends and enjoyed a full weekend of wedding festivities. Taylor’s smile is infectious. She was such a joy to work with and Taylor and Austin’s reception was one of the most fun receptions I’ve ever experienced. I mean, when you end the night with a second line, how can you go wrong? It was the perfect day. From a stunning wedding party, love of family and friends and a bride and groom who clearly adored each other and all set in one of the most fun cities in the country, how could it not be amazing?
Photography: Julie Paisley Photography | Wedding Planning: Down Annie Lane | Floral Design: Iris Floral | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Chez RuRene Bakery, Inc. | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Makeup: Glam Nola | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Venue: Tomas Bistro | Bridal Boutique: Brickhouse Bridal
We’ve said it plenty of times before, but there is just something about the South that seriously delights. Take this stunning shoot dreamed up by the talented Janna Brown and proof. It’s opulent, untamed, and hauntingly beautiful. Captured by the incomparable Katie Grant, we’ve got every bit of beauty waiting for you to favorite via The Vault!
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From Janna Brown… The southern sun shone down through the mighty oaks and set Trinity aglow. She moved gracefully along the plantation grounds, weaving through the gardens and floating up the stone staircase as Katie Grant captured her every move. The fountains pattered in the distance and we longed for shelter from the heat, but we knew we were capturing magic with each frame. Trinity’s gown, a stunning design from Zanzis Couture, fit her as if it was created just for her in this moment. The beaded details shimmered in the golden afternoon light, and the and the hem of the gown danced playfully behind her.
The florals for our Mystérieuse Dame were created to soften the lines and textures of the opulent gown that she donned. The composition of the bouquet was quite organic, free-flowing and untamed, as if it were still growing and reaching toward the light. Large white peonies softened the base, as blueberry branches and rosemary added layers of texture. Soft blush astilbe sprigs were complimented by the rose-colored tones in Trinity’s cheeks. The bouquet was adorned with antique white silk ribbon by Silk & Willow.
As the golden hour ensued, we ventured to a nearby cemetery to capture the stunning architecture and textures of the stonework. As Trinity sauntered through the winding paths of towering monuments, there was a haunting silence, a stillness in the air. The Zanzis Couture gown seemed to find it’s place among the dilapidated tombs; the silk was unruly in the breeze, and seemed to reach toward the inscriptions as if reading each one. The soft lines of the skirt contrasted beautifully with the crumbling structures at each turn.
The clouds cast a shadow that crept upon us, and we acknowledged this as a sign from mother nature that our work for the day was complete. It was an honor to capture beauty in such a sacred setting, with a group of exceptional creatives.
Photography: Katie Grant Photography | Gown: Zanzis Couture | Rings: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Ashley Sievert Beauty | Calligraphy: Signora E Mare | Cemetery: Metairie Cemetery | Creative Direction + Styling + Floral Design: Janna Brown Design Co. | Film Scans: PhotoVision Prints | Plantation : Longvue House And Gardens | Silk Ribbon: Silk & Willow