New Orleans Courtyard Wedding - June 2014 - Pamela Reed Photography

A week ago Lindsay and Troy eloped to New Orleans. A couple friends joined them in this sweet ceremony in a French Quarter courtyard. Lindsay crafted her florals with a combination of fresh and fabric. The perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Afterwards we hit the French Quarter and Bourbon Street for candids and awesome portraits. Of course they were happy to participate in my fine art portrait project revisiting the famous painting 'American Gothic.'I'm still working on the fine art aspect of it but here's a sneak peek before I go artsy crazy. We had a blast! Congrats you guys!              

Wedding Ceremony Music - Katy and Shanece - New Orleans

This week I photographed an intimate wedding in Audubon Park. A pair of lovely young musicians were sitting on the benches and playing beautiful music near our ceremony location. Much to my surprise they were hired by the Maid of Honor as a surprise for the bride. Well they certainly surprised me. Wow! If you are looking at booking a simple and unique alternative to a jazz trio you must call these two! Beautiful voices and just perfect for a wedding.  Musicians: Katy and Shanece THE LITTLE THINGS Acoustic Ukulele DuoWebsite: http://kayandshanece.comEmail: katyandshanece@gmail.comPhone: 504-534-5536  

Great Venue for New Orleans Wedding - Broussards Restaurant - Pamela Reed Photography

I really like Broussards as a New Orleans wedding venue for several reasons. First, is its just elegant and beautiful while representing New Orleans history. Their courtyard is adorned with beautiful trees, palms and a gorgeous fountain center stage and is one of the most beautiful for wedding ceremony and reception photographs. A wonderful long balcony looks over the courtyard which is great for bouquet tossing. Each dining room is a work of art representing the era with chandeliers and wall scones that perfectly illuminate the room. All beautiful areas for romantic photographs and your group shots. (scroll down for more about the food, staff and location)                                Next is the food. Oh lawdy they put a spread that is not only gorgeous but really really delicious. Broussards has been an institution here in the French Quarter for many, many years, known for their fine dining. Guy Reinbolt is the Executive Chef. A little bit about his background: starts with his education in his home country of France, studying under several highly regarded Michelin star Chefs in both France and Germany. Before arriving at Broussards he was with the Famous Peabody Hotel and Trump Taj Mahal. Also a certified ...

Wedding Tip Number 28 - Destination Wedding in New Orleans - Pamela Reed Photography

I live in the best city to host a wedding. Really. Where else can you plan a party where your guests really get up and participate in all the activities you planned? Yup, here in New Orleans. So I know planning your wedding, whether it is a very private elopement or big lavish wedding, generates an incredible amount of stress. I hear it from you when we have our chats. But, once you get here it's time to tie up loose ends (give yourself two days) and get your marriage license. Then have some fun. Yeah that's what I just said. Have some fun! Let down your hair, throw on your favorite sundress or worn jeans with a comfortable pair of shoes and see our city. But most importantly - have fun! Take your time and relish every single second because it goes by quick my friends. Check out Frenchmen Street for great music. There are several great little restaurants run by very talented chefs within a short distance of the French Quarter. Definitely plan a trip to shop on Magazine Street. Do the tourist thing - book a tour, go see the bayous and her creatures or a night time walking ghost tour through the streets of the French Quarter.  End at Lafittes Blacksmith Shop on the other end of Bourbon Street. Hold hands, smile, drink, eat, laugh and cry. But most of all have some fun!  The Shops at Canal Place Old Point Bar in Algiers PointRoyal SonestaMardi Gras ...

Wedding Tip Number 27 - First Dance - Pamela Reed Photography

I photographed a very cool wedding reception entrance by the bride, groom and wedding party.   The Crunk is the song played at the New Orleans Saints games and the bride and groom are huge fans so everyone, in their formal attire, came in to the band playing Crunk.  It was cool.  It is them and it made their wedding unique.   Wedding Tip: Pick a song that really represents you two, doesn’t have to be syrupy romantic.  At one of my weddings, the groom and his mom danced to AC/DC.  It brought the house down!  Its a party...so party!The wedding below chose to enter with a secondline band followed by the entire wedding party. They made their first dance really unique. Venue:  City Park - Popp Fountain and ArborBand:  Diablo's Horns (hint, their site opens to brass music so don't open at work!)Officiant:  Joe PitzerCaterer:  City Park