Despite having to move their wedding date due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Susan and Christian stayed in high spirits and had a beautiful wedding with their closest friends and family! 

We met the bridal party at a lovely home in Metairie where the bride and the children were getting ready. The groom had left a gift for his bride to open. It was their new last name spelled out in New Orleans style street tiles. So sweet!

The groom and his best friend, who was also playing the part of the officiant, were getting ready at Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. The bride’s gift to him was a framed piece of artwork with the lyrics to the first song they ever danced to, Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton. Seriously, could they be any sweeter?

While staying in close communication, Angela and I were able to coordinate the first look! When Susan arrived in the limo bus to Degas House, we hid Christian away in the other building while Susan walked up to a room on the second floor. We brought Christian up to the cutest balcony that faces Esplanade Avenue to set up for their first look. Looking out from the balcony he waited until he felt a tap on the shoulder to turn around and see his radiant bride for the first time.  The smile on his face couldn’t have been bigger! They shared hugs, kisses and some light laughter. After they had some time to soak in all the excitement, we were able to get some stunning portraits of them while we still had plenty of daylight! Their children say that the couple can’t look at each other without kissing; we found that to be very true and it was the most adorable thing to witness!

Degas House has a beautiful courtyard where the ceremony took place. Soft white rose petals lined the aisles of crisp white chairs all set below strands of hanging lights. The couple’s children walked down the aisle, setting the stage for Susan and her father. You could hear the guests gasp as they saw the bride for the first time; she looked absolutely lovely walking down the aisle in her gorgeous Stella York dress!

While the staff changed the ceremony space into the reception area, the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with cold drinks and hot hors d’oeuvres in the courtyard on Esplanade Ave.

The smell of the food from the buffets filled with New Orleans classics wafted through the air. The food at Degas House is delicious! Our favorites were the seafood pasta and tiny muffalettas!

The guests enjoyed the music, especially the kids, who hardly left the dance floor!

Susan and Christian, we wish you and your family nothing less than a lifetime of happiness! Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day!


Hair and Makeup Alexis Rivera/Jenna Hollander

Cake The People’s Bakery

Dress Town and Country-Stella York

Suit J&L Formal Wear

Venue and Catering Degas House

DJ Audio Jocks DJ Service