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.
From Catherine Guidry…Heather 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: Brooke Casey Weddings | Design & Execution: Cottonwood South | Florals: Poppy & Mint | Reception Band: Bucktown All Stars