Kaitlyn and Blake | Destination Wedding | New Orleans

This is the first time I have traveled to New Orleans.  Let me just say this.   I loved everything about it.   Thank you so much Kaitlyn and Blake for inviting to capture your day.

A few words on why they love New Orleans

Why New Orleans?

Our relationship began in New Orleans in the fall of 2008 while completing our grad school program at Tulane University. We both fell in love with the city and also for each other. It only made sense for us to make our life commitment to each other and exchange our marriage vows in the city we call our second home.  We wanted our family and friends to celebrate our coming together as husband and wife, and also experience all that we treasure about this unique city. The weekend was filled with so much love and happiness, and it was truly the most wonderful celebration.   

What we LOVE about the city? 

It was incredibly special to share our love for New Orleans with all our wedding guests. There is no shortage of art, architecture, fabulous food, music and culture within the city. It is a unique experience to walk down Royal Street, listening to street performers and stop in and out of one of a kind antique shops, or to spend a night on Frenchman Street listening to the unbelievably talented local jazz musicians. There is no shortage of culinary delight throughout New Orleans, which is why it is nearly impossible for us to name our favorite restaurant. 

It was important for us to incorporate many NOLA traditions throughout our wedding weekend. John Besh catering group spiced things up with his fabulous Cajun cuisine at our wedding reception. We love New Orleans Jazz music, and James Andrews and the Crescent City All Stars kept our wedding guests on the dance floor throughout the evening.  We absolutely had to have the Second Line, and truly cherish the unforgettable experience of parading down Canal Street with our band and guests to end our special day! Our family and friends continue to comment on the NOLA experience, and I think by the end of the weekend, many of them had also fallen in love with New Orleans! 

The Amazing Team

Wedding Planner: InNOLA Events & Design (Maria Maginnis) 

Wedding Invitations: Poeme – Kristin Folzenlogen

Rehearsal Dinner: Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights 

Rehearsal Dinner Catering: Pelican Club 

Church: St. Mary’s Church – Old Ursuline Convent                 

Ceremony Music:  Harry Hardin                       

Transportation: Limousine Livery 

Venue: Latrobe’s on Royal 

Photographer:  Julia Bailey and Max 

Videographer:  David Schmaus @ Studio 213 Films   

Florist:   NOLA Flora                        

Candles:   Luminous Events            

Band:   James Andres and Crescent City Allstars                

Cake:   Royal Cakery                                                      

Second Line Band: James Andrews & Crescent City Allstars        

Hair:  Monique Montz                                
Makeup:  Betsy Boone