Another gorgeous church, Holy Name of Jesus, is a favorite among New Orleans brides. Built in 1918, it's a beautiful church that is instantly recognizable in pictures. It photographs well, and there are several great wedding reception sites located nearby, with the Elms Mansion, the Columns Hotel, and the Audubon Tea Room and Golf Clubhouse all just a short drive away. Additionally, the Round Table Club is right across the street, as is Audubon Park, which is a nice location if you are looking to do some outdoor portraits before or after the ceremony.
Of course, close proximity to the reception venue, while convenient, is not an absolute necessity, as many of the HNJ weddings I've photographed have had their receptions in the French Quarter or elsewhere. Because the church is on Saint Charles Avenue, you could even transport your guests by chartered streetcars for a unique New Orleans experience. Regardless, if you would like to get married in a Catholic church, Holy Name should be near very top of your list! The ladies at Down Annie Lane were the coordinators for this event, and the reception was held at the popular Southern Oaks wedding venue in New Orleans East.
Here's a wide angle photo from the rear of the church.
After the wedding, this bride had these kind words to say:
I have always admired Michael Caswell's photography online. His easy documentary style and stunning use of light make all of his photographs look blog worthy and his subjects like movie stars. When I got engaged, I remembered Michael's name from the iconic black and white border that appears on pictures shared on the internet. As someone who is practically allergic to the telephone, I was pleased to see a fee list and FAQs on the Michael Caswell website. Michael is easy to communicate with and prompt to respond to questions, even on the weekends. Michael's photos are beautiful, and his calm, kind manner makes him a pleasure to have around on the big day. It was a luxury to work with a photographer that our other vendors know and enjoy working with, because it made our planning seamless. When I got our pictures back I was blown away by how beautiful they are and how Michael truly captured the spirit of our special day. This was a challenge with our giant wedding party. He was able to capture the fun of the day while preserving the beautiful memories. I highly recommend this talented and professional photographer!
Location: 6367 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118.