There are many, many details that go into planning the perfect wedding for a couple. The location is one of the first details to get checked off the list and is arguably one of the most important. While a wedding can happen absolutely anywhere and still be special, many couples pick a location that means something to them. As Native New Orleanians who have since moved away, getting married in a location that was intrinsic to New Orleans was important to Diana and Andrew. When Diana told me they had chosen the Moonwalk in New Orleans for their wedding, she described it as more than just a location but a character in their wedding story, an honored guest. I absolutely loved the image that placed in my mind as the Mississippi River is a huge character in my own life. We knew that the elements could be an issue when using the river as a location in a November wedding. But we trusted that since the river was a guest more than a backdrop, it would be obliged to give us perfect weather. And it did!
From their first look to their ceremony and their second line to their reception, it was a gorgeous day. The ceremony was sweet with wonderful Jazz Musicians serenading the guests and the second line was one hell of a party! Andrew even learned how to two-step. Their reception was upstairs at Muriel’s, a famed French Quarter restaurant that is believed to be haunted. The guests that ventured into the spooky Seance Room were inclined to agree. It would take much more than a haunting to put a damper on what was one of the most lively receptions I’ve yet to photograph! The band was hot, the guests lived on the dance floor, and the Bride and Groom had a lovely evening.
It was a challenge to pick out favorites (as always!) but here they are!