Patty is an event planner, and was largely responsible for putting together this truly spectacular wedding. After some bridal prep shots and formals at the Royal Sonesta, we headed over to nearby St. Jude – Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel at the edge of the French Quarter on N. Rampart for the ceremony. The church was beautifully decorated by floral designer Meade Wenzel.
After the ceremony, as we did a few more formal group shots in the church, the Storyville Stompers entertained the guests outside. We then second lined through the French Quarter, which was thrilling for everyone (especially the guests from out of town!).
Back at the Royal Sonesta, the ballroom was beautifully set up for the reception. New Orleans band Burgundy provided the entertainment. This rather large group has a fantastic sound, thanks in large part to the inclusion of two keyboardists, multiple male and female vocalists, and a talented brass section. They did an excellent job of performing softer, unobtrusive background music during the dinner, then ramping it up to a raucous party at the appropriate time.
And later in the night, the couple and I were able to sneak out for a little while to grab a few shots around the French Quarter!