Kristin and Eymard's New Orleans wedding was a unique wedding day for us. The sweet, reserved couple had a small gathering of friends of family but that didn't stop them from wanting to have a beautifully adorned wedding experience in the cultural hub that is New Orleans. Family members traveled from Brazil for for the bride and groom's wedding day. To make the day more unique for us it was on the same day as our New Orleans French Quarter festival, one of the largest festivals and further know for causing intense traffic around the French Quarter and many of the cities marquee locations. The day went off flawlessly. Kristin had the foresight to hire a highly organized wedding planner that created a brilliantly timed schedule and included venue locations that kept us entirely away from any sense of traffic from the festival.
Kristin met her best friend and mother at the Q&C Hotel to get ready before meeting up with her father and two adorable ring bearers to head over to St. Alphonsus. The church is located in the Irish Chanel area of the city and shares a deep history with New Orleans and also includes St. Mary's Assumption church. This was our first time at St. Alphonsus and the beautiful courtyard spaces provided multiple picturesque options for pre-wedding photos and family formals. We were then able to meet Eymard and his family in a separate outdoor courtyard to take family pictures. The church itself was stunning with high vaulting ceiling and beautiful classic architecture. Following the small gathering, guests and photographers were shuttled over to Restaurant August, one of Chef John Besh's best know restaurant. Guests were treated to a 5 star sit down dining experience. The food was second to know, the vendors were also treated to dinner and it was an amazing. After the couple shared their first dance, cut their wedding cake, and enjoyed time with their family at August the Brass Band met the wedding party in August and guests 2nd lined all the way to the iconic Pat O's for a catered party that took through the rest of the evening.
Bridal Prep: Q & C Hotel
Wedding Planning & Design: Weddings By LuLu
Floral Design: Erin Steen
Beauty Services: Just Face It
Wedding Cake: Bittersweet Confections
Ceremony: St. Mary's Assumption
Ceremony Musician: Robert Zanca
Reception: August Restaurant
Reception Music: Fine Arts Ensemble
2nd Line Brass Band: Smitty Dee