Terri is truly a bride of the 21st century and revealed to her bridesmaids on the wedding day that she planned most of her wedding on Instagram! That is where she and I first connected as she and Blake were beginning to plan their wedding in their hometown of New Orleans, LA. We first met during their engagement session in Washington D.C. where they currently reside. These two are meant for each other. They fall so easily into each other and always keep a smile on their faces- they made my job easy! Terri and Blake planned from afar but they were in good hands as the reception was at Terri’s family restaurant Muriel’s Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
On the day of the wedding as I arrived at Terri’s home, there was a flutter of activity as the bridesmaids prepped for the big day. Everyone was in awe of how stunning the beautiful bride looked in her two-piece wedding gown and a GORGEOUS head piece by Jannie Baltzer (also found through Instagram!) Then we headed off to the French Quarter for the first look with Blake. These two couldn’t stop smiling once they saw each other. They held hands and laughed through the streets as we stopped along the way for some quick snaps.
Their ceremony was held in the iconic Jackson Square where Terri’s sisters had also tied the knot. Surrounded by gorgeous florals by Poppy & Mint Floral Company, they exchanged vows, rings and sealed their promises with a kiss. After which we witnessed one of the coolest wedding traditions in existence- the Second Line!! This New Orleans tradition has a New Orleans brass band lead the Bride and Groom and all of their wedding guests on a parade through the streets of the French Quarter until they arrive at their reception. It was AWESOME! And there were quite a few tourists snapping photos who thought so too! Once we arrived at Muriel’s it was on! Terri, Blake and their guests had the most epic dance party I have ever seen! No one does it like NOLA! Can’t wait for you to check this one out! We love seeing new places, meeting new people, and capturing love stories that will last generations. Enjoy!
Ceremony: Jackson Square, NOLA
Reception: Muriel’s Jackson Square
Dress: Wedding Belles
Bride’s Headpiece: Jannie Baltzer
Florals: Poppy and Mint Florals
Day-Of Coordination: Joy from Bridal 911
DJ: IM Entertainment
Cake: Chez Ru Rene
Photography: Samantha Jay Photography