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Shelby & Daniel | St. Joseph, The Balcony | Gretna-New Orleans, LA | Wedding Photography

Shelby & Daniel – April 23, 2016
Wedding – St. Joseph Church, Gretna, LA
Reception – The Balcony Ballroom, New Orleans-Metairie, LA

Engagement portrait Fontainbleau State Park

Engagement portrait Fontainbleau State Park

Engagement portrait Fontainbleau State Park

Engagement portrait Fontainbleau State Park

Engagement portrait Fontainbleau State Park

Engagement portrait Fontainbleau State Park

Engagement portrait Fontainbleau State Park

Engagement portrait Fontainbleau State Park

Bride getting ready

Bride getting ready

Bride laughing with bridesmaids

Bride laughing with bridesmaids

Wedding bouquet flowers

Wedding bouquet flowers

Wedding dress

Wedding dress

Wedding rings and invitation

Wedding rings and invitation

Bride getting hair do

Bride getting hair do

Bride with earings

Bride with earings

Bride getting makeup

Bride getting makeup

Bride and bridesmaids with robes

Bride and bridesmaids with robes

Bride getting on dress

Bride getting on dress

Bridesmaids with phones

Bridesmaids with phones

Bridal portrait

Bridal portrait

Bride leaving home

Bride leaving home

Bride in limo

Bride in limo

Bride entering church

Bride entering church

Children in procession

Children in procession

Bride entering ceremony

Bride entering ceremony

Bride procession

Bride procession

Bridesmaids flowers

Bridesmaids flowers

Wedding vow exchange

Wedding vow exchange

First kiss

First kiss

Bride and groom after ceremony

Bride and groom after ceremony

Bride and groom down aisle

Bride and groom down aisle

Bride and groom kiss in aisle

Bride and groom kiss in aisle

Bride and groom by limo

Bride and groom by limo

Bride and groom by limo

Bride and groom

Kiss at the Balcony

Kiss at the Balcony

Flowers and cake

Flowers and cake

Wedding cake

Wedding cake

Bride and groom dance

Bride and groom dance

First dance at Balcony

First dance at Balcony

Bride and groom first dance

Bride and groom first dance

Father daughter dance

Father daughter dance

Parent dance at Balcony

Parent dance at Balcony

Bride showing ring

Bride showing ring

Cake and kiss

Cake and kiss

Bride and groom toast

Bride and groom toast

Cake feeding

Cake feeding

Groom at reception

Groom at reception

Groom at reception

Groom at reception

Reception guest at the Balcony

Reception guest at the Balcony

Bouquet toss

Bouquet toss

Garter toss

Garter toss

Bride dancing

Bride dancing

Bride and groom at reception

Bride and groom at reception

Bridesmaids singing

Bridesmaids singing

Bride and groom 2nd line

Bride and groom 2nd line

2nd line kiss

2nd line kiss

Last kiss at the Balcony

Last kiss at the Balcony

The Balcony Ballroom in Metairie, LA, is one of the stalwart wedding venues in the New Orleans area. Though it’s been serving brides and grooms for generations, it’s continued to be updated and current in decor and service. I’ve never seen a wedding that didn’t go off fabulously there, and Shelby and Daniel’s wedding was no exception. We started off with photos at Shelby’s family home in Belle Chase, where she was getting ready with her bridesmaids and family. It was a beautiful day the the window light allowed me to get some wonderful images of the beginning of her day. We then went on to St. Joseph Church in Gretna, where she met and married her handsome husband Daniel. It’s a grand old church, and made for a lovely ceremony. We then proceeded to the Balcony Ballroom to celebrate their union with much merriment. The topped off the festivities with a second line dance before beginning their new life together. All together, simply a perfect day for a fantastic couple!

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Emily & Pete | Southern Oaks Plantation | New Orleans, LA | Wedding Photography

Emily & Pete – March 26, 2016
Wedding & Reception – Southern Oaks Plantation, New Orleans, LA

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridal portrait Southern Oaks Plantation

Back of wedding dress

Back of wedding dress

Mother adjusting wedding veil

Mother adjusting wedding veil

Bride getting in limo

Bride getting in limo

Groom and Groomsmen

Groom and Groomsmen

Groom portrait

Groom portrait

Bride and father walking down aisle

Bride and father walking down aisle

Southern Oaks Wedding Ceremony

Southern Oaks Wedding Ceremony

Bride and groom Southern Oaks

Bride and groom Southern Oaks

Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom on swing

Bride and groom on swing

Bride dancing with groom

Bride dancing with groom

Bride and groom first dance

Bride and groom first dance

Groom singing to birde

Groom singing to birde

Father daughter dance

Father daughter dance

Bride dancing at reception

Bride dancing at reception

Groom dancing at reception

Groom dancing at reception

Bridal party dance

Bridal party dance

Wedding cake

Wedding cake

Wedding toast glasses

Wedding toast glasses

Bride and groom with toast glasses

Bride and groom with toast glasses

Eating wedding cake

Eating wedding cake

Bouquet toss

Bouquet toss

Leaving in limo

Leaving in limo

As always at Southern Oaks Plantation, Emily and Paul had a wonderful wedding. It’s a perfect place for a fun loving couple as they are, and offers beautiful setting for an outdoor night time event. We had done Emily’s bridal portrait there a month before, and it was nice to get a chance to explore the grounds a little more than we are always able to on a wedding day. She is such a beautiful model, so it was a special photo shoot in all respects. The wedding went fabulous, and everyone had a fantastic time. The formula for a perfect wedding often starts and ends with Southern Oaks, what else is there to say?

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Yvette & Jonathan | The Cathedral, French Quarter | New Orleans, LA | Wedding Video

Yvette & Jonathan Highlight Clip from Welch Photography & Video on Vimeo.

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Brianne & Shane | French Quarter | New Orleans, LA | Wedding Engagement Photography

Brianne & Shane’s engagement portraits in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

Engagement Portraits in French Quarter

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We had a great time wandering around some of the less populated parts of the French Quarter when doing engagement photos for Brianne and Shane. The wedding is coming up in October, and judging from how fun they were with the portrait session, I’m sure the wedding will be a blast.

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Dominica & Jordan | St. Louis Cathedral | New Orleans, LA | Wedding Photography

Dominica & Jordan – November 13, 2015
Pre-Ceremony – JW Marriot, New Orleans, LA
Wedding – St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, LA
Second Line Parade – French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
Reception – JW Marriot, New Orleans, LA
Photography by – Robert & Lisa Welch

Wedding Flower Bouquets

Wedding Flower Bouquets

Bride with veil

Bride with veil

Bridal portrait in JW Marriot

Bridal portrait in JW Marriot

Bride ready to enter church

Bride ready to enter church

Flowergirl and ring bearer

Flowergirl and ring bearer

Bride entering ceremony with father

Bride entering ceremony with father

Bridesmaids with flowers

Bridesmaids with flowers

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orlens

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orlens

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Rings exchange

Rings exchange

First kiss

First kiss

Bride with groom and groomsmen

Bride with groom and groomsmen

Bride and groom secondline parade

Bride and groom secondline parade

Bride and groom secondline parade

Bride and groom secondline parade

Bride and groom secondline parade dancing

Bride and groom secondline parade dancing

Bride and groom secondline parade French Quarter

Bride and groom secondline parade French Quarter

Bride and groom  with secondline band

Bride and groom with secondline band

First dance

First dance

Bride and groom at reception

Bride and groom at reception

Bride and groom at reception

Bride and groom at reception

Bride and groom at reception

Bride and groom at reception

It’s been a busy year so far in 2016, we’ve been shooting lots of weddings this year and raising dogs (we are also hobby dog breeders). I’m trying to get back to posting some weddings that we enjoyed shooting and hopefully get the website caught up to some more recent ones. Dominica and Jordan got married last winter in November, 2015, with the ceremony at the St. Louis Cathedral in the heart of the French Quarter, with a second line to follow, and then back to the JW Marriot for the reception. The Cathedral is something of the center of the city in some ways. It’s of course the most commonly seen image of New Orleans, along with brass bands and the French Quarter. The church is magnificent, of course, and beautiful inside to match it’s stature. Their ceremony was very sweet, followed by some bridal party photos in Jackson Square, right outside the church. The second line band showed up, which was the Kinfolk brass band who are a very well known traditional style New Orleans jazz band. As we moved through the French Quarter streets, Jordan liked to stop and give his new bride a proper kiss and hug. They certainly were enjoying themselves. The reception featured some excellent food, as is always to be expected in New Orleans, and they carried on into the evening with family and friends.

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Stephanie & Joseph | the Chickory | New Orleans, LA | Wedding Photography

Stephanie & Joseph – August 10, 2015
Wedding & Reception – the Chickory, New Orleans, LA
Photography by – Robert Welch

Wedding dress in mirror

Wedding dress in mirror

Wedding flowers

Wedding flowers

Bride smiling

Bride smiling

Bride with mother in mirror

Bride with mother in mirror

Mother helping bride

Mother helping bride

Bride getting ready

Bride getting ready

Groom smiling

Groom smiling

Groom waiting for bride

Groom waiting for bride

Bride approaching groom

Bride approaching groom

Bride greeting groom

Bride greeting groom

Bride and groom first look

Bride and groom first look

Groom seeing bride First Look

Groom seeing bride First Look

Bride and groom laughing

Bride and groom laughing

Bride and groom looking at each other

Bride and groom looking at each other

Bride and groom laughing together

Bride and groom laughing together

Bride and groom playing

Bride and groom playing

Groom looking at bride

Groom looking at bride

Flowergirl

Flowergirl

Bride and groom shoes

Bride and groom shoes

Wedding cake

Wedding cake

Bridesmaids with bride

Bridesmaids with bride

Bride with decorations

Bride with decorations

Bride closeup

Bride closeup

Bride and groom looking at each other

Bride and groom looking at each other

Bride and groom snuggling

Bride and groom snuggling

Candle decorations

Candle decorations

Aisle candles

Aisle candles

chandelier

chandelier

Father giving away bride

Father giving away bride

Wedding ceremony at the Chickory

Wedding ceremony at the Chickory

First kiss

First kiss

Bride and groom smiling

Bride and groom smiling

Bride and groom celebrate wedding

Bride and groom celebrate wedding

Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom kiss

First dance closeup

First dance closeup

First dance

First dance

Dancing dip

Dancing dip

Dancing kiss

Dancing kiss

Dancing with children

Dancing with children

Cake cutting

Cake cutting

Reception

Reception

Dance line

Dance line

Fun singing at reception

Fun singing at reception

Dancing with bridesmaid

Dancing with bridesmaid

Bride and groom giving thanks

Bride and groom giving thanks

Bride and groom have last kiss

Bride and groom have last kiss

The Chickory in New Orleans has become one of my favorite locations to shoot weddings at downtown. It’s conveniently located near several nice hotels, with easy access to the French Quarter. The historical building has a texture and architecture that is very appealing in the photos, and it seems the weddings there are always a lot of fun. Stephanie and Joseph’s wedding was no exception. We started off with a few photos of the bride as she was getting ready, then she met the groom on the porch outside for a first look. It was a lovely moment for the two of them, and I could tell right away they were going to be loads of fun. We took some photos before the ceremony with the bridal party and family. The room for the ceremony was wonderfully decorated, with drapery, candles and a lovely chandelier. After the ceremony, their reception was all that I anticipated, with a lot of fun had by everyone. The photos really show how great a time everyone had, and I’m sure the bride and groom will never forget their special evening in the great city of New Orleans.

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Shyanne & Bernie | Balcony Ballroom | Metairie, LA | Wedding Photography

Shyanne & Bernie – June 6, 2015
Wedding & Reception – the Balcony Ballroom, Metairie, LA
Photography by – Robert Welch & Lisa Welch

Bride's earings

Bride’s earings

Bride with Earings

Bride with Earings

Bride's hairdo

Bride’s hairdo

Groom at the Balcony

Groom at the Balcony

Groom before ceremony

Groom before ceremony

Bride getting ready

Bride getting ready

Bride's shoes

Bride’s shoes

Bride in mirror

Bride in mirror

Bride and bridesmaids

Bride and bridesmaids

Bride with father

Bride with father

Bride ceremony entrance

Bride ceremony entrance

father giving away bride

father giving away bride

Ring exchange

Ring exchange

Unity candle lighting

Unity candle lighting

First kiss

First kiss

Bride and groom celebrate wedding ceremony

Bride and groom celebrate wedding ceremony

Bridal party

Bridal party

Bride formal

Bride formal

Bride and groom dinner

Bride and groom dinner

First dance dip

First dance dip

First dance kiss

First dance kiss

Bride dancing with mother

Bride dancing with mother

Bride at reception

Bride at reception

Signature letter for guest

Signature letter for guest

Wedding photo frame

Wedding photo frame

Bride and groom toast with cake

Bride and groom toast with cake

Reception group photo at the Balcony

Reception group photo at the Balcony

Bride and groom 2nd line dance

Bride and groom 2nd line dance

Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom kiss

2nd line band

2nd line band

Last dance kiss

Last dance kiss

Bride and groom in limo

Bride and groom in limo

One of the larger wedding and reception venues in Metairie, the Balcony Ballroom is a wonderful place to have a reception or ceremony and reception for most any size group. The facility is frequently updated with the revolving cake table being a recent addition, and has a layout that makes the logistics of the wedding day easy to get through. We’ve photographed there for well over a decade, and it’s always been a fabulous location.

Shyanne and Bernie took full advantage of what the Balcony has to offer, and their wedding was fun and easy. They have a large family on both sides, so there were plenty of people to celebrate with. Shyanne got dressed upstairs in the bride’s prep room, and Bernie was downstairs for his pre-ceremony photos with his groomsmen. After the ceremony, the upstairs area makes for easy photos. They decided to dance downstairs rather than up on the balcony, which is nice as they are able to be closer to their guests and family for this special dance, followed by the parent dances of course. That was just the beginning of the fun they had, which carried on in the afternoon until a 2nd line band arrived to finish off the day. The wedding followed the typical traditions of a nice New Orleans wedding, which means the focus was on having lot’s of fun, fun and more fun!

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Tory & Adam | the Chickory | New Orleans, LA | Wedding Photography

Tory & Adam – May 30, 2015
Pre-ceremony – Roosevelt Hotel, Westin Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Wedding & Reception – The Chicory, New Orleans, LA
Photography by – Robert & Lisa Welch

Shoes and rings

Shoes and rings

Flowers & dress

Flowers & dress

Bride pre-ceremony

Bride pre-ceremony

Bride getting makeup

Bride getting makeup

Bride with dress

Bride with dress

Bride in hallway

Bride in hallway

Bride with bridesmaid

Bride with bridesmaid

Bride getting dressed

Bride getting dressed

Bride laughing

Bride laughing

Bride getting massage

Bride getting massage

Bride in doorway

Bride in doorway

Bride by stairway

Bride by stairway

Bride and bridesmaids in lobby

Bride and bridesmaids in lobby

Groom fixing tie

Groom fixing tie

Groom's shoes

Groom’s shoes

Groom getting ready

Groom getting ready

Groom on stairway

Groom on stairway

Groom and groomsmen

Groom and groomsmen

Groom portrait

Groom portrait

Ceremony chairs

Ceremony chairs

Ceremony program

Ceremony program

Table decor

Table decor

Wedding bouquets

Wedding bouquets

Bride in mirror

Bride in mirror

Bride with wedding cake

Bride with wedding cake

Flowergirl bow

Flowergirl bow

Bride with mother

Bride with mother

Bride and flowergirls

Bride and flowergirls

Flowergirls

Flowergirls

Bride entrance

Bride entrance

Groom sees bride

Groom sees bride

Bride and father

Bride and father

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Bride smiling

Bride smiling

Wedding vows

Wedding vows

Ring exchange

Ring exchange

First kiss

First kiss

Bride after ceremony

Bride after ceremony

Bride and groom

Bride and groom

Cake table

Cake table

First dance

First dance

bride and groom dance

bride and groom dance

Dip and kiss

Dip and kiss

Bride and father dance

Bride and father dance

Father gives toast

Father gives toast

Bride and groom toasting

Bride and groom toasting

Hora dance

Hora dance

Hora chair dance

Hora chair dance

Welcome sign

Welcome sign

Boy playing video games

Boy playing video games

Cake and toasting glasses

Cake and toasting glasses

Bride and groom kissing on balcony

Bride and groom kissing on balcony

Bride and groom outside on balcony

Bride and groom outside on balcony

Bride and groom dancing and kiss

Bride and groom dancing and kiss

New Orleans is one of the great destination wedding cities. Where else are there so many options to have your wedding conveniently located and with so many attractions to enjoy? Unlike Las Vegas, one of the other major destination locations for weddings, New Orleans has a style and history that is more than just the flashing lights and big hotels. There are many small, and unique venues that weren’t just built to house conventions and parties. The Chickory is one of those old buildings, built well over a century ago, and has a character that won’t be found in most other cities. With it’s interior brick walls and old Cypress wooden floors, gas lamp styled lighting, you know you aren’t is a modern hotel or casino. As a photographer, one of the things I love about the Chickory is the lighting. The windows are huge and the light comes in them with softness to sculpt the fine interior details.

Tory and Adam didn’t have a lot of detailed plans for their wedding photos, other than when and where the pre-ceremony and wedding was. They did have some lovely touches to the decorations, but when it came time to plan their day, it was more about enjoying themselves rather than fussing over photos or getting any particular things done. This made for a very casual and relaxed time, and some fun photos of them just having a great time. Toward the end of the reception, I did ask them if they would like to go out on the balcony to get a few final photos with the city lights as a background. These nicely topped off the evening, making for a complete wedding day they will not soon forget I’m sure.

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Katie & Shelby | Holy Name of Jesus, Rose Garden | New Orleans, LA | Wedding Photography

Katie & Shelby – January 3, 2015
Wedding – Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, New Orleans, LA
Reception – Calcasieu – The Rose Garden, New Orleans, LA
Photography by – Robert Welch

Engagement portrait

Engagement portrait

Bouquet and mini-wedding cake

Bouquet and mini-wedding cake

Wedding rings

Wedding rings

Bride getting ready

Bride getting ready

Father of bride

Father of bride

Flower girls

Flower girls

Bride

Bride

Bride portrait

Bride portrait

Holy Name of Jesus

Holy Name of Jesus

Groom portrait

Groom portrait

Groom with boys

Groom with boys

Groomsmen

Groomsmen

Bride exiting limo

Bride exiting limo

Bride and father

Bride and father

Flowergirls down aisle

Flowergirls down aisle

Groom seeing bride entrance

Groom seeing bride entrance

Bride and father

Bride and father

Father giving away bride

Father giving away bride

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Church interior

Church interior

Flowers to parents

Flowers to parents

First kiss

First kiss

Exiting church

Exiting church

Bride and groom portrait n church

Bride and groom portrait n church

Wedding cake

Wedding cake

Bride and groom enter reception

Bride and groom enter reception

First dance

First dance

Brides hands

Brides hands

Grooms hands

Grooms hands

First dance at Rose Garden

First dance at Rose Garden

Bride and groom at reception

Bride and groom at reception

Bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom portrait

Bride and groom portrait

Wedding cake pulls

Wedding cake pulls

Bouquet toss

Bouquet toss

Last dance

Last dance

Second line dance

Second line dance

Second line dance with kids

Second line dance with kids

We did some wonderful bridal portraits for Katie in New Orleans City Park prior to their wedding, as well as some engagement portraits with both Katie & Shelby at Fontainbleu St. Park in Mandeville.

Their wedding was at the fabulous Holy Name of Jesus church on St. Charles by the Loyola campus. This church is certainly one of the truly majestic churches in the city, and always fun to photograph. Since it was right after Christmas time, they still had the holiday decorations which made for an even more fabulous setting. After the ceremony, we had a police escort to the Rose Garden, on Citris Blvd. near Elmwood. They also still had the Christmas decorations up, so everything had the same feel for decorations. After a really sweet first dance, we went outside the front of the building to get a few quick photos in the outside garden area, before going back to finish the reception. All told, it was a lovely wedding for a very sweet and handsome couple.

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Leah – Bridal Portraits | Race & Religious | New Orleans, LA | Wedding Photography

Leah – Bridal Portraits at Race & Religious, New Orleans, LA
Photography by – Robert Welch

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Bridal portrait at Race & Religious

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A few months before Leah’s wedding, we did her bridal portraits at Race & Religious, a very interesting location with some wonderful old architecture. It’s a very artistic setting to take photos in, and I was looking forward to the opportunity to go there for the first time. We got some lovely photos for her, which she picked her favorite to print large and display at her wedding reception.

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Liesbeth & Alexander | Westin Hotel | New Orleans, LA | Wedding Photography

Liesbeth & Alexander – December 13, 2014
Wedding & Reception – The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, New Orleans, LA
Photography by – Robert Welch

Wedding rings

Wedding rings

Bride getting makeup

Bride getting makeup

Bridesmaids and shoes

Bridesmaids and shoes

Wedding bouquets

Wedding bouquets

Wedding dress

Wedding dress

Bride getting ready

Bride getting ready

Bride with shoes

Bride with shoes

Groom on stairs

Groom on stairs

Groomsmen having fun

Groomsmen having fun

Bride with mother and veil

Bride with mother and veil

Bride portrait

Bride portrait

Father giving away bride

Father giving away bride

Ring exchange

Ring exchange

First kiss

First kiss

Bride and groom with flower petals

Bride and groom with flower petals

Bride and groom kiss on stairs

Bride and groom kiss on stairs

Bride and groom portrait

Bride and groom portrait

Bride and groom

Bride and groom

First dance

First dance

Bride and groom dancing

Bride and groom dancing

Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom kiss

Groom with ring bearer and wedding cake

Groom with ring bearer and wedding cake

dancing

dancing

Bride and groom on dance floor

Bride and groom on dance floor

Bride with ring bearer

Bride with ring bearer

Bride and groom

Bride and groom

Second line dancing

Second line dancing

Second line band

Second line band

Bride dancing with second line

Bride dancing with second line

Weddings at the Westin benefit from the fabulous staircase to take photos on. There are so many great hotels in New Orleans, but the Westin is right among the top in so many ways. Leisbeth and Alexander had a fabulous time with their wedding there. The rooms for getting ready in are very large, which always makes it easier for everyone. she had some lovely flowers, and the shoe collection was amazing. I loved the photos of the bridesmaids with the shoes. The ceremony was in one of the meeting rooms, dressed up with drapes and a stage. Afterward, they retired to the Plimsoll club for the reception. The view from there of the city is fantastic, from the Crescent City bridge to the French Quarter. They finished off the evening with a second line band. These are the weddings where I feel so glad to be a photographer in New Orleans.

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Jordin & Alex | Southern Oaks Plantation | New Orleans, LA | Wedding Photography

Jordin & Alex – November 15, 2014
Pre-ceremony – Marriot – Lakeway, Metairie, LA
Wedding & Reception – Southern Oaks Plantation, New Orleans, LA
Photography by – Robert & Lisa Welch

Wedding dress

Wedding dress

Crystal bridal bouquet

Crystal bridal bouquet

Wedding rings

Wedding rings

Bride with viel

Bride with viel

Bride with shoes

Bride with shoes

Bride earings

Bride earings

Bride's smile

Bride’s smile

Southern Oaks Plantation

Southern Oaks Plantation

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Bride portrait

Bride portrait

Groomsmen

Groomsmen

Groom's smile

Groom’s smile

Bride in horse drawn carriage

Bride in horse drawn carriage

Bride and father

Bride and father

Bride wedding ceremony

Bride wedding ceremony

Ring exchange

Ring exchange

First Kiss

First Kiss

Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom kiss

Bride & groom in carriage

Bride & groom in carriage

Groom with bridesmaids

Groom with bridesmaids

Bride with groomsmen and flowers

Bride with groomsmen and flowers

Bridal party with sun glasses

Bridal party with sun glasses

First dance

First dance

Bride and groom fun

Bride and groom fun

Bridal party dancing

Bridal party dancing

Toasting glasses

Toasting glasses

Wedding cake

Wedding cake

Cake cutting

Cake cutting

Cake cutting hands

Cake cutting hands

Cake topper

Cake topper

Bride and groom dancing

Bride and groom dancing

Southern Oaks is one of the most popular venues in New Orleans for weddings, and with good reason. The staff is excellent and the food is tasty. The setting is pretty stellar as well, with the beautiful plantation building and lovely yard featuring a majestic live oak tree. Every wedding we’ve done there has been superb, and Jordin & Ales’ wedding was no exception. I met Jordin at the Lakeway Marriot near the foot of the Causeway bridge in Metairie. This hotel is very nice for a getting ready location, (especially since it’s on the way to anywhere in New Orleans for us). There is plenty of room and they have a view of the lake that is fun for photos. Jordin had a fabulous crystal bouquet, we’ve been seeing more of these lately it seems. I guess brides like the idea of being able to keep their bouquet after the wedding.

At the ceremony, the bride came around in the wonderful horse drawn carriage they have, which always makes for a grand bridal entrance. The ceremony was topped of by some lovely photos of the newlyweds getting back in the carriage together. They had a wonderful time at the reception, their friends and family were in full party mode, and the fun didn’t stop until the evening was over.

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