Oh this wedding in New Orleans was fun!
But before I get to that, I want to tell you about that amazing bride up there. She showed me a resilience that I would not have possessed, and she impressed the hell out of everyone in attendance. You see, the day before her wedding, she was flying into town and her luggage was stolen. Not lost. Not misplaced. Someone intentionally took it from the plane.
And that piece of luggage? It had everything she needed except for the wedding dress. It contained the shoes. The rings. The jewelry. The new, old, borrowed and blue. Plus? All of her clothes for the trip. Oh! And you know what else? Try passports for the honeymoon travel right after the wedding.
Can you even imagine? I cannot. I already told you about my freakout about my stupid driver’s license! When I heard about this, I shut my mouth and said a prayer of thanks for all that had gone right in my trip.
But this couple refused to be down. They got new passports. Friends went shopping for things like curling irons, earrings, shoes, etc. She borrowed clothes. She was AMAZING. And she had a damn good time at her wedding. It was inspiring.
Now! Let’s talk about the wedding! It was absolutely stunning and it included a parade. A parade! It also had some really sweet family moments and a lot of laughter. It was a blast. You can see more in the photos below. (By the way! This was one of my all black-and-white weddings of the year, which you’ll notice below. What a fun and creative twist to the shooting!)
** A very special thank you to the amazing Lucy Hawthorne who flew down to The Big Easy to work this wedding with me.