I spent the day before St. Patrick's Day celebrating with Kevin and Sarah. I don't think they could've planned things more perfectly - A first look at the Irish Cultural museum (fitting given their Irish roots) and a wedding next door at the Musee Conti (also known as the New Orleans Wax Museum). Oh, and a word on their second line parade. Second lines are always fun experiences, especially in the French Quarter where you see all the tourists flocking to see why police are parting crowds. Do that over a holiday weekend when the crowds are way larger than normal and things get almost surreal. Photographing this one was such an awesome experience! Congrats to Sarah and Kevin!
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.