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Stephanie + Jonathan

January 22, 2020

A Romantic Wedding in New Orleans City Park

Stephanie and Jonathan had the most romantic wedding in New Orleans City Park complete with a first look, sunshine and giggling friends. They are two of the kindest and high spirited souls…when they are together their love is contagious!

Windsor Court in New Orleans was the perfect backdrop for Stephanie’s bridal prep. The suite was soft with neutral colors and complimented the whole esthetic of the wedding. Emotions always run high during wedding prep and it is always so lovely to document the real and raw moments that happen throughout the day. Her parents love for her showed as they both had happy tears flowing once she was dressed. 

In addition to her family being emotional, their first look at Popp Fountain in New Orleans City Park was just the same. The moments before you see each other are so dramatic and anxious. The walk to the big reveal is always so somber and poetic. Once they laid eyes on each other, they did not care who was watching. It was the sweetest moment ever! Jonathan spun her around and could’t stop marveling at how beautiful she looked. After the joyous tears were shed, we had an incredible time photographing their formals, and Popp Fountain never disappoints. 

Upon arriving to their wedding ceremony at St. Anthony of Padua in New Orleans, you could see how ready they were in their eyes. My favorite moments were before the ceremony started and they had a quiet moment together outside of the church. 

Their reception was a non stop party! Groovy 7 kept the crowd entertained as they always do (THEY ARE SO GREAT!) and the dancing never stopped. I hope you all enjoy my favorite highlights from their day!

Wedding Prep Venue – Windsor Court I Ceremony Venue – St. Anthony of Padua Church I Reception Venue – The Arbor Room at New Orleans City Park I Florist – Terry Conerly I Wedding Dress – Yvonne Lafleur I Bridemaids Dress Shop – Bustles and Bows I Bridesmaid Dress Designer – Jasmine Bridal I Shoes – Betsey Johnson I Jewelry – D&D Creations I Hair & Makeup – Flawless Bride I Groom and Groomsmen Attire – Rome’s Tuxedos I Transportation – Limousine Livery and A Regal Limo I Videographer – Larry Dewitt I Reception Lighting – Decades Music I Cakes – Chez Ru Rene Bakery I Band – Groovy 7 I Second Line Band – Free Spirit Brass Band I Rings – Aucoin Hart I Invitations – Lulu Roniger

Groom get dressed at windsor court hotel before wedding
groom drinks maker's mark whiskey before wedding and beer in custom koozies
formal portraits of groom and groomsmen before wedding
detail portraits of groom on wedding day
bridal detail shots of yvonne lafleur dress and betsey johnson shoes
bride gets her makeup done on wedding day and mother of the bride helps bride get into wedding gown
bride puts on earrings while getting ready for wedding
mother of the bride helps bride into yvonne lafleur gown on wedding day
bride smiles with her mother on wedding day
details of bride in yvonne lafleur wedding gown at windor court hotel in new orleans
bride has emotional first look with her father on wedding day
bride poses with custom handkerchiefs for her mom and dad on wedding day
bridal party group shot in black and white at windor court hotel in new orleans
first look at popp fountain in new orleans city park
emotional first look at popp fountain in new orleans city park
emotional first look at popp fountain in new orleans city park
bride and groom share joyful first look at popp fountain in new orleans city park
first look at popp fountain in new orleans city park
bridal party photos at popp fountain in new orleans city park
detail shot of bride and bridemaid burgundy and white wedding bouquets
bride and bridesmaid photos at new orleans city park
bride and her father arrive at church in white vintage rolls royce
bride and groom share a moment before ceremony white vintage rolls royce
wedding party processes down aisle at st anthony of padua in new orleans
bride walks down the aisle at st anthony of padua in new orleans
wedding ceremony at st anthony of padua in new orleans
wedding ceremony at st anthony of padua in new orleans
exchanging vows at wedding ceremony at st anthony of padua in new orleans
wedding mass at st anthony of padua in new orleans
wedding mass at st anthony of padua in new orleans
bride and groom process down the aisle after ceremony at st anthony of padua in new orleans
bride and groom kiss in st anthony of padua in new orleans
bride and groom take nighttime portrait in new orleans city park
bride and room share first dance at the arbor room at new orleans city park
bride and groom share first dance in the arbor room at new orleans city park
bride and her dad share father daughter dance in the arbor room at new orleans city park
groom and his mom share mother son dance in the arbor room at new orleans city park
wedding guests celebrate at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
bride and room toast and cut wedding cake with white florals in the arbor room at new orleans city park
manchester united grooms cake
four tier wedding cake decorated with white roses
wedding guests celebrate at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
wedding guests celebrate at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
bouquet toss at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
garter toss at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
garter toss at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
wedding guests and bride sing with groovy 7 band in new orleans
wedding guests celebrate at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
wedding guests celebrate at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
groovy 7 band in new orleans entertain guests at wedding reception
wedding guests celebrate at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
wedding guests celebrate at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
wedding guests celebrate at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
wedding guests celebrate at reception in the arbor room at new orleans city park
new orleans wedding bride and groom second line with umbrellas
new orleans wedding bride and groom second line with umbrellas
new orleans wedding bride and groom second line with umbrellas
new orleans wedding bride and groom second line with umbrellas
new orleans wedding bride and groom second line with umbrellas
new orleans wedding bride and groom exit reception with second line with umbrellas