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French Quarter L’Amore…Jennifer and Tony’s Wedding – New Orleans, Louisiana 11.05.11

There’s nothing like the city of New Orleans…from the sounds of a saxophone player wailing through the alley ways to the infamous beignets at Cafe Du Monde (who one certainly must try once in their life).  My visit this time was to photograph the lovely wedding of Jennifer and Tony.  Jennifer and I have been friends for quite some time, growing up together in the same town and dancing on our high school dance team…some of those memories I’ll never forget. Now here in New Orleans 12 years later, and now as her wedding photographer, I had the sole responsibility and honor to be the one to document some of the most important memories yet.  I know, pretty cool huh?  Jennifer and Tony, two very laid back and sweet people did not want pomp and circumstance anywhere near their wedding. Instead, they opted for simple, understated, and intimate. Three elements I find to be at some of the best weddings I’ve photographed. Both ceremony and reception were held at the quaint Cafe Amelie right in the heart of the historic French Quarter.  A simple rustic chandelier, minimal floral, and tons of candles was their only choice for decor lending to the feeling of intimacy even more.  Jennifer and Tony opted to see each other beforehand, just she and him leaving behind the “grand” walk down the aisle and all the attention that comes with it. Afterwards I hopped in a horse-drawn carriage with the happy couple as I photographed their portraits all along the way to Cafe Amelie.  After the beautiful twilight ceremony, Jennifer, Tony, and all of their lovely guests ate, drank, danced, and enjoyed all of the elements that an unforgettable New Orleans always offers.  Congratulations Jenn and Tony! Thank you for making me a part of your beautiful wedding.

xoxo – Abby


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