Second Line to Court of Two Sisters Wedding Reception
Michael Caswell Photography

Second Line to Court of Two Sisters Wedding Reception

I don't think you can get any more uniquely New Orleans than this New York couple's fabulous wedding, with a ceremony in the iconic St. Louis Cathedral and a reception at famous Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter!

Bride and Groom at St. Louis Cathedral Wedding

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 during communion. 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.


After some portraits 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.

Groom Plays with Tuba Skinny Jazz Band at Wedding

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.

Bride and Groom Dance at Court of Two Sisters

Traditional Pilipino Folk Dances at Wedding in New Orleans


Hair/Makeup: Flawless Bride

Videographer: Willofilms

Cake: Swiss Confectionery

Coordinator: Emily Sullivan Events

Location: Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130.