Jennifer and Nathan chose New Orleans as the location for their destination wedding. It turned out to be the perfect venue. Jennifer’s parents had honeymooned in the Big Easy many years ago, establishing ties to the city. Close friends and family traveled to the city for the quaint and romantic wedding. As the bride prepared, the men enjoyed a cocktail in the lounge. Soon enough the ladies arrived to a jubilant greeting from the men. The bridal party moved to the courtyard, which turned out to be the perfect location for some group photos. At one point, a friendly employee photo bombed a group shot of the men. The bridal party erupted with laughter. The ladies jumped in and joined the men for some group shots, and the celebration began in earnest. Soon after, the bridal party moved upstairs to the suite for the ceremony. The suite was elegant and wonderfully decorated with a gorgeous chandelier as the centerpiece. The ceremony was traditional and the couple exchanged heartfelt vows. Following the nuptials, the guests enjoyed an outstanding selection of menu items. Then came the dancing. Four couples, all with an obvious passion for ballroom dancing, gracefully flowed across the dance floor. I could not help but imagine these dancers in the huge ballrooms of generations past. It was truly a sight to see. Thanks to Jennifer and Nathan for allowing us the opportunity to capture their moments that matter.
City Park in New Orleans, has been revitalized and is again a fantastic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It has taken years for the park to return to its pre-storm splendor. I venture to say that it is even better than before the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Katrina. With new additions like miniature golf and improvements in both the Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Gardens, City Park is back to being a don’t miss spot when visiting the New Orleans area. This beautiful spring like day brought families together to enjoy the blossoming of tulips in the park. Quite a site to see. When visiting New Orleans, be sure to spend at least half a day at the park. Rest assured, it will be time well spent.