I knew from the first time we sat down to discuss photographing her wedding that Sarah was not going to be the typical bride. She was laid back and simply wanted to marry the love of her life after being engaged for several years. This go-with-the-flow disposition came in extremely handy on her wedding day. In true New Orleans fashion, the weather did exactly what it wanted and paid no mind to the beautiful wedding that was supposed to take place under an oak tree at the Destrehan Plantation. The heavens dumped several inches of rain onto the city while the bride and groom prepped. Although the rain stopped before we headed to Destrehan, the plantation grounds had collected so much water that it was impossible to hold the ceremony outside. But the bride was completely unruffled and ready to have an absolutely beautiful wedding. She looked incredible in her dress and the look on Edmund’s face when he saw her for the first time was something I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to capture.
With the nuptials moved safely inside of the barn where the reception was to take place, I watched both bride and groom fight back tears while they said “I do” in front of their family and friends. I’m not going to lie- I was fighting back tears too! The barn then filled with the upbeat jazz stylings of the Big Fun Brass Band and the bride and groom danced the night away as husband and wife surrounded by a roomful of love.
I was able to capture so many beautiful and fun moments that it was challenging to make a selection to share in this blog post! Here are my favorites photographs from Sarah and Edmund’s big day.