Marta and Tyler both started their day by getting dressed in two separate suites at the Windsor Court in New Orleans surrounded by all parents and friends. Very close family bonds for these two! They then did a first look outside of the Windsor Court. You know MQ LOVES first looks as it provides such an amazing emotional moment for my couples. Plus, I get great raw, pure emotions as their expressions as the entire world seems to disappear around them. What a moment. And what great smiles and laughter for Marta and Tyler – they just light up around each other. And, since, the streets of downtown were pretty much closed for the French Quarter Fest, we had full use with no cars. Now that never happens. I think they planned that Their second request was to make sure to incorporate the sign of Tulane University into their wedding day – as that is where they met while working on the university’s newspaper, The Hullabaloo and a few pics in Audubon Park. We then headed to the beautiful Audubon Tea Room for family pics before the wedding ceremony.
The ceremony was held under the grand oak trees in the courtyard of the Audubon Tea Room right at sunset. Can you say incredible lighting that a wedding photographer dies for? I definitely thank them for thinking of lighting on their wedding day. (Couples – lighting can make a big difference in every aspect of your wedding. If you have questions about lighting for your wedding day, call me. I will be glad to discuss options for dreamy lighting!) They exchanged vows and rings under the sprawling New Orleans oak trees with guests looking on. I always feel that being surrounded by the branches of oak trees just have a romantic feel to great Southern weddings.
Marta and Tyler then treated their guests who came far distances for their New Orleans wedding to a traditional second line from the cocktail hour into the beautifully decorated Tea Room. Superb wedding coordinator Melanie Martin with New Orleans Celebrations had the event run perfectly with being hands on overseeing every aspect of the day. Gorgeous table centerpieces from Dunn & Sonnier, custom made Mardi Gras beads and beautifully set up tables made for a gorgeous start to their wedding reception. Guests enjoyed a sit down dinner followed by a full blown New Orleans style reception with music by Louisiana Spice. What a great night for the couple plus all of their guests. They danced the night away to celebrate!
Marta and Tyler, I truly enjoyed meeting you both and being a big part of your wedding day. You two are extremely sweet, loving people and you are truly surrounded by amazing family and friends. Congratulations!!
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Wedding Coordinator – Melanie Martin, New Orleans Celebrations
Hotel – Windsor Court
Ceremony & Reception – Audubon Tea Room
Cake – Zoe’s
Band – Louisiana Spice
Florist – Dunn & Sonnier
Hair – Warren English, 504-232-3863
Makeup – Make Me Up, Celeste