September 30, 2022
Ok let’s talk about one of the most beautiful and classic New Orleans wedding days I have ever photographed in my career! Avril and Mike had the most STUNNING and romantic ceremony at Marche’ event venue located above the historic French Market of New Orleans! Prior to their ceremony, the bride and groom each got ready in unique Air Bnb’s located amidst the heart of New Orleans. Avril and Mike shared the sweetest first look before hopping on a shuttle to take a stroll amongst the famous Jackson Square to take some EPIC portraits!!
I first met Avril a couple years ago at her sweet brother and sister-in-law’s wedding, Sibelle and Kool. I had so much fun hanging out with their family back in 2020 and when Avril’s mom reached out to me at the beginning of the year to let me know Avril was getting married, I was ecstatic!! It was such an amazing experience getting to meet Avril again and her fiancé, Mike, for the first time back in April when hubby and I drove 15 hours to DC to photograph their engagement session amongst the famous cherry blossoms!! I joked with them on the wedding day that they were getting to experience two temperature extremes while taking photos as it was unexpectedly FREEZING for their engagement session (legit probably 30 degrees). Then, for their wedding, Louisiana gave us the not so unexpectedly 90s! Literally, the heat was the one and ONLY challenge on this day as everything was planned so perfectly and ran so smooth from start to finish! I have to give their planner, Tori with Reverie, a BIG shoutout for helping things run so amazingly! I wish I could photograph this day over and over!
Above all the pretty details, the gorgeous day, the historic New Orleans backdrop, I have to say the cherry on top of everything was Avril and Mike and their effervescent and undoubtedly affection for one another. Let these photos be the proof that they absolutely are head over heels for each other! Even through taking portraits in the Louisiana heat, you could still see the sincere look on Mike’s face as he gazed at how absolutely AMAZING Avril looked! Their ceremony was so beautiful and romantic and their reception was so much fun! I couldn’t be happier for these two as they get to experience this new season of life together!! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Goodenough!!