Bride and Groom Second Line by Cathedral
Michael Caswell Photography

Bride and Groom Second Line by Cathedral

The second line parade is a unique New Orleans tradition, and is a fantastic way to conclude a wedding reception or, as in this instance, for the couple and their guests to make their way to the reception venue after the ceremony. Traditionally, the "second line" would consist of random people who would tag along at the end of parade, behind the actual members of the parading organization, but in modern usage the term is more broadly applied and includes celebratory parades such as those for weddings.

This parade began immediately following the couple's ceremony at St. Louis Cathedral, proceeding through the French Quarter to Latrobe's on Royal for the reception.

The bride had these nice words for me after the wedding:

My husband and I read many reviews on NOLA photographers before we decided on Michael Caswell. We highly recommend him. From the beginning, he was prompt in responding to emails and his prices were reasonable for the area. On our wedding day, for a three-hour event, he took over 700 photos, all of which we received on a USB drive and on a CD. The photos were amazing and it was hard to choose the ones we liked the best! From start to finish, he was very professional and you cannot go wrong booking him.

Location: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116.