April & Sergio's New Orleans Wedding

As soon as I met April I knew we'd have fun.  I normally find myself trying holding back on my typically excessive use of the words "dude" and "awesome" in wedding conversations, but felt no such urge to do so here.  She's the cousin of a friend of mine and a roller derby girl, so there was no shortage of laughs.  Really, check out the picture of the crowd in church during their ceremony.  Who else has that much fun in church?!  She's the only bride I've worked with so far who has successfully rocked a luchador mask on the dance floor. Oh, and they had cake pops at the reception at the Napoleon House.  If you've read much of this blog, you know that I'm hopelessly addicted to cake pops.

Congrats to April and Sergio!

William and Scarlett's Preservation Hall Wedding

What can I say?  I love Scarlett and Billy's style.  They brought folks in from around the country (and other countries) to experience an amazing weekend in New Orleans.  My part started the night before the wedding with coverage of their welcome dinner, a great setup in the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.  Entertainment was provided by the Emily Estrella and the Fauxbarrio Billionaires.  Nothing gets a wedding weekend started like good food and good music. If rain on your wedding day is good luck then Billy and Scarlett will have an extremely lucky marriage.  Both Friday and Saturday it rained all day right up to the point when their events started, and as if they knew the rain's thoughts ahead of time, the evening skies cleared and left us with beautiful weather.  Preservation Hall, renowned for its dirt floors and good music, provided an intimate setting perfect for their ceremony.  Personalized vows with humor and sincerity (and their little one wanting to get in on things) had everybody alternating between laughing and crying.  And after such a flood of happy thoughts, everybody was ready to second line over to the Napoleon House for the reception.

I always love seeing personalized details at weddings.  In addition to writing their own vows, Billy also customized his suit for the occasion.  Their rings were custom made with their fingerprints.  They had personalized favors for their guests and whole schedules of activities made up for the weekend.  I don't even know what their "cake" was, but it was different and tasted fantastic.  And, well, I could go on.  Suffice it to say, as I began with, I love their style and was thrilled to be a part of their wedding.  A big "cheers" to Scarlett and Billy.

Photo booth fun!

We did a photo booth setup at one of the last weddings, and I have to say, some of these pictures had me laughing out loud.  The photo booth brings out one of those weird little quirks of human nature.  Most people are normally a little wary of being in front of a camera, but set up a light and a backdrop and everybody opens up.  Those planning weddings should take note: photo booths = instant fun.