Festive Fall Wedding at Palmettos on the Bayou // Amanda + Brian, married

When you’re new to New Orleans, getting invited to a crawfish boil is a great way to meet people. Sometimes you meet great friends, and we have it on good authority that you can even meet your husband that way! When the crawfish boiler is as charming as Brian (affectionately known as Porkchop), it’s easy to see how that might happen. And such began the story of Amanda and Brian.  We’re picking up the “strong” vibes from this one. Their love for one another is crazy apparent and has already weathered a pandemic and a hurricane!

The wedding took place last month in a fun, festive ceremony at Palmetto’s on the Bayou surrounded by lots of love and laughter.   They have a huge group of family and friends that truly think the world of them. As a matter of fact, they are so loved by so many, a second party after the wedding was necessary to be able to celebrate with everyone! Congratulations again to Mr. and Mrs. Porkchop! We, and a whole lot of others are wishing you two many, many years of happiness!

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Vendor Love:

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Palmetto’s on the Bayou
Hair: Brittney Bowers
Makeup: Mindi Matherne Punch
Bride’s Dress Designer: Essence of Australia
Bride’s Dress purchased from: Bridal Boutique by MaeMe
Groom’s Tux: INDOCHINO
Wedding Party Tuxes: Tuxedos to Geaux
Stationary: Zola.com
Bride’s Cake: Mad Batter Bakery
Groom’s Cake: Mad Batter Bakery
Florist: Berry Blossom Flowers
DJ: DJ Dale Blanchard
Videography: RZ Productions
Photobooth:  Boogie Booth
Transportation: Limousine Livery

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2021 Pumpkin Patch Success

Our 10th Annual food drive in the Pumpkin Patch at St. Martin’s Episcopal church resulted in providing 3,825 meals in our community by Second Harvest.

 

What started as a small way for us to meet more families when we were first starting our business has blossomed into a community event that we are very proud to bring forth year after year. Giving back to the community is one of the core values of our business, and to give back to a cause that helps eliminate food insecurity in our community is extremely rewarding to us. We believe that everyone is capable of doing some small thing to give back, and we like to say that what we can do is feed people with our cameras. Even small events like ours add up to big results when everyone pitches in! Check out the summary below!

It’s not too late. If you still want to donate to Second Harvest, you can do so HERE!

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10th Annual Pumpkin Patch Food Drive

Free Photos During Pumpkin Patch Food Drive

Come out and pick your perfect pumpkin, and get photographed for free during the food drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana at the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch. While monetary donations or donations of non-perishable food items will be gladly accepted, they are not required to receive a photograph. Marianne and Steve will be on hand to create free commemorative photos of children and families during their visit. Your photos will be inset into a Halloween themed template and delivered via email. Photographs will be taken Friday October 15th from 3:00pm until 6:00pm and on Sunday October 17th from 11:00am until 5:00pm.

 

Last year, our efforts working with St. Martin’s at this event resulted in donations of cash and food capable of providing over 2,300 meals to the community. We were incredibly grateful to have exceeded the donations from all previous years, in spite of Covid and the need for social distancing. We are stretching our goal once again this year and hoping to be able to raise enough funds and non-perishable food to provide at least 2,500 meals. Between Covid and the fallout from Hurricane Ida, there has never been a greater need in our community.

 

This will be the 10th Annual Food Drive for our studio and we are delighted to celebrate this milestone!  What started as a small way for us to meet more families when we were first starting our business has blossomed into a community event that we are very proud to bring forth year after year.

 

The Pumpkin Patch is located at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Rd.New Orleans Pumpkin Patch

 

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French Quarter Elopement at Court of Two Sisters//Jennifer + Chris, married

Weddings come in all shapes and sizes.  There are the huge blow-out soirees with twelve attendants on both sides, there are the small celebrations with a few close friends and family, and then there is the elopement, where the couple finds a private little nook and exchanges vows between just the two of them and an officiant.  They are all beautiful in their own way!  When the private little nook an elopement couple finds happens to be in one of the oldest and most historical courtyards in New Orleans, the event becomes magical!

We met Jennifer and Chris along with officiant, Tom Steffen, in the tiny little nook behind the fountain in the courtyard of The Court of Two Sisters.  It was the kind of day that you read about in any southern novel … hot and sultry with air so thick it was palpable. Over the din of a whirring fan and trickling fountain, the couple exchanged vows and rings and promises of forever.  After making the marriage official, we took a quick walk around the neighborhood for some photos. Albeit a quick walk, you don’t have to go far in any direction in this area to find amazing scenery and rich historical significance. We dropped the newlyweds back at Court of Two Sisters for their celebratory dinner, and wished them many happy years to come! Congratulations again Jennifer and Chris!

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