Portrait of Bride and Groom in French Quarter
Michael Caswell Photography

Portrait of Bride and Groom in French Quarter

This New York couple came down to New Orleans to get married. The bride got ready at Melrose Mansion on Esplanade Avenue, and that's where the couple had their first look as well. After the first look, we strolled around that relatively quiet area along the eastern edge of the French Quarter for some portraits.

This classy B/W photograph was captured on the front porch of Melrose Mansion.

Portrait of Bride and Groom in Front of Melrose Mansion

We then headed into the heart of the French Quarter for a few more portraits, such as this one in Exchange Place.

Bride and Groom Portrait in French Quarter

And this one, in front of Latrobe's, the couple's wedding venue.

Bride and Groom in Front of Latrobe's on Royal

High up on the bride's wish list was a relaxed photo of the two of them on the staircase inside Latrobe's, wearing Mardi Gras masks.

Bride and Groom in Masks

The ceremony incorporated cultural traditions from both families.

Wedding Ceremony at Latrobe's in New Orleans

During the couple's first dance both of them hopped on stage with the Bucktown Allstars, with the groom on keyboard and the bride on trumpet.

Bride and Groom Play with Bucktown Allstars Band

The couple later changed into different outfits. It was a fabulous reception with lots of action to capture!

Hora at Latrobe's on Royal Wedding

Bride and Groom Dance at Latrobe's Wedding

The event wrapped up with a festive Second Line parade through the French Quarter, ending up at Pat O'Briens!

Second Line Parade near Latrobes

When the bride saw the sneak preview blog post about a week after the wedding, she had these kind words for me:

Oh my God, Michael, these are AMAZING!!! Thank you for capturing exactly what I was envisioning. I’m so looking forward to the rest of the photos!

This was followed by this delightful compliment after the full gallery was sent a few weeks later:

Thank you Michael!!!! I don’t have the words to describe how much I love these pictures. We haven’t stopped flipping through them, it will be hard to pick our favorites!!

Location: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA.