This couple was married in a lovely ceremony at Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. Beth's Flowers did the beautiful floral arrangements, and Gambino's crafted the cake. Dr. Jazz and the New Orleans Sounds provided the ceremony music (with the help of a couple of talented string musicians) as well as the reception entertainment. The couple's choice of caterer was an easy one... The Big Cheezy, the restaurant that the groom owns!
Here's the nice review the couple wrote for me afterward:
Michael was absolutely fantastic! I was late to the game in booking a photographer and came across his work through a google search and was truly impressed with the quality of the photos along with the reasonable pricing he offered compared to many I had seen while doing my research. He was very kind, helpful and super responsive! He was easy going as well as we did not have a wedding planner and things got a bit chaotic when trying to take pictures in between the ceremony and rehearsal, which we really appreciated! He absolutely listened to what we wanted and we got so many great pictures in a timely fashion! I chose Michael mainly because he seemed to capture a lot of the feel of peoples weddings with many great candid shots and he did not disappoint! He comes very highly recommended in my book!
Marigny Opera House perfectly describes itself as a "non-denominational neighborhood church of the arts." In addition to a select number of weddings, the organization has regularly hosted music and other performing arts events in the community since the current owners purchased it in 2011.
The weathered facade of the old building makes for a perfect background for wedding portraits.
The historical marker plaque on the building reads:
Holy Trinity Church – One of several national parishes established in New Orleans, Holy Trinity began to serve German immigrants and their descendants in 1847. The first church, blessed July 18, 1848, was destroyed by fire in 1851. During the pastorate of Father Matthias Schiefferer (1851 - 1866) the congregation erected the present edifice after designs by T.E. Giraud, architect. Until St. Boniface Church was built on Galvez and Lapeyrouse Sts., Holy Trinity served all Germans of the Thurd District from River to Lake. St. Roch Shrine and Cemeteries owe their origins to the initiative of Fr. Peter Leonard Thevis, Pastor, 1867-1893.
Location: 725 St Ferdinand St, New Orleans, LA 70117.