I don't think you can get any more uniquely New Orleans than this New York couple's amazing wedding, with a ceremony in the iconic St. Louis Cathedral and a reception at famous Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter!
Their ceremony featured an amazing array of music… members of the Rondalla Club of Los Angeles played the processional and recessional, a choir group sang several times, along with a number of soloists, and the groom, himself an accomplished and talented musician, took a seat at the piano with his bride at his side to play a piece while communion was being given. Music played other prominent roles as well, with the ring bearer carrying the rings in a small instrument case, and the groom's wedding ring was hand-crafted out of special tonewoods by a musical instrument maker, and at the conclusion of the ceremony, the couple danced down the aisle of St. Louis Cathedral.
After some portraits of the bride and groom around the French Quarter, we all regrouped at the Royal Frenchmen Hotel in the Marigny, where the couple had a truly unique first dance... right there on the sidewalk on Frenchmen Street, surrounded by friends and family, with the Treme Brass Band playing behind them. We then headed straight down Royal Street in an awesome second line parade, ending up at the Court of Two Sisters, where the reception was to take place in the spacious and beautiful courtyard.
There, Sandra and Will's favorite New Orleans band, Tuba Skinny, provided the most authentic jazz music you'll ever hear at a wedding reception, and Will pulled out his banjo ukulele to play a song he wrote for Sandra. Later, the couple's friends from the Rondalla Club of Los Angeles also played a few pieces as guests engaged in some lively traditional Pilipino folk dances in which they attempt to balance a glass of water on top of their head as they move around, trying not to let the glass fall off.
Wedding Coordinator: Emily Sullivan Events
Hair/Makeup: Flawless Bride
Cake: Swiss Confectionery
Location: 613 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130.