Wedding Ceremony at Latrobes
Michael Caswell Photography

Wedding Ceremony at Latrobes

I've shot numerous weddings at Latrobes on Royal over the years, and usually the ceremony takes place in the (enclosed) courtyard by the doors on the Conti Street side of the space. Lately though, I've had more and more couples choose to have their ceremony by the interior set of doors that lead into the rest of the venue. Both spots are beautiful, and it's nice to have multiple options!

This couple started out with a first look at nearby Hotel Mazarin, which is located a block away on Bienville Street.

Hotel Mazarin New Orleans Wedding First Look

First Look at Hotel Mazarin in New Orleans

The family also secured the use of the hotel's courtyard for the formal group shots, which was very helpful

We then proceeded to Latrobes for the ceremony. It's not very brightly lit in this space, but I am still able to capture beautiful photographs of it.

Wedding Ceremony in Latrobes Courtyard

Bride at Latrobes Wedding

The Peruvian bride's family had a tradition they included in the reception called a Hora Loca, which I'm told translates to "crazy hour", and consisted of some extra silly dancing with various props, and at one point the guests lifted the bride up!

Crowd Lifts Bride at Latrobes Wedding Reception

Some of the guests also arranged to surprise the bride with a "flash mob" style dance.

Flash Mob at Latrobes Wedding Reception

The amazing night was capped off with a second line parade through the streets of the French Quarter!

Second Line Parade French Quarter Wedding

Candles/Decor: New Orleans Candlelight Weddings
Cake: La Louisiane
Flowers: Nola Flora
Ceremony Music: Harry Hardin
Reception Music: DJ Brice Nice

Location: 403 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130.