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Welcome to my blog! This is both my online business and personal journal where I share all of my photography and business projects! Allow me to introduce myself...I am Catherine Guidry, a Louisiana wedding photographer. I was raised in a small town but consider myself a big dreamer. My favorite things in life are spending time with friends and family, bike riding with my husband and working on new creative projects! I am all about meeting new friends and can't wait to meet you!
What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Genuine, Jazzy, Magical
Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
We spent a long time deciding where to get married. A little too long to be honest. We knew we wanted a destination wedding since I am from Utah, John is from Louisiana, and we live in Texas. I love anything french, and we go to New Orleans multiple times a year! A friend highly recommended Broussard’s after attending a wedding there saying -“it was beautiful and delicious”-DONE.
What was your favorite wedding purchase?
John thinks I should say my dress. I LOVED my dress but I even more than that I love that I will be able to wear my shoes again. They were pretty spectacular. However the bracelet I bought for Sally to give during the ceremony was the most special!
With all that said, the florist, the photographer, invitations, cake, food, MUSIC, makeup, hair, rental house are all top ranking expenses that I would not have changed one bit. I loved all our vendors! I can honestly say it was all worth it. <3
What was your best wedding day memory?
I encapsulate the entire weekend as one blissful memory where everyone we love came to one place and created pure magic. The memory of fun, happiness, love, around beautiful surroundings in a mystical city. I can’t put my finger on it but it was absolutely wonderful and perfect.
How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
I hand embroidered hankies with our monogram and wedding date, bordered by greenery as gifts to our guests. They were also used for the second line. It was a long process but I also discovered a relaxing hobby! Picking New Orleans as our wedding destination incorporated our personalities. I am a total Francophile, John is from South Louisiana so New Orleans was the only place that really felt like “us” for the wedding. I chose a lot of french-esque Jazz songs, my bustle was a “french bustle”, invitations had French/New Orleans sayings, and were sealed with a Fleur de Lis wax seal…you see how the theme came together. I love plants and gardens and wanted to incorporate that into the ceremony and reception. We used plants, herbs, single buds in tea cups, etc. to create a magical provincial garden vibe, rather than typical giant bouquets. I prefer understated, shabby chic. Choosing good food and good drinks was also important. We are big foodies and love a good party. Again-New Orleans 🙂
What is your wedding song?
“La Vie en Rose”. Also, apparently AC•DC Hells Bells was playing during our ceremony! lol John said he heard it and friends definitely did (I guess they were laughing pretty hard at it) and now can’t stop cracking up about this. Now, I feel like that song is a shared wedding song for us.
Bride’s Prep Spot: Bouffant Beauty & Barber + Private Home in the Quarter | Ceremony & Reception Location/Catering: Broussard’s | Florist: Pick a Petal NOLA | Wedding Cake: Pure Cake NOLA | | Wedding Dress Boutique & Designer: Blue Bridal Boutique – Willoby | Wedding Shoes Designer: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Accessories & Getting Ready Robe: BHLDH |Bride’s Hair: Bouffant Beauty & Barber | Bride’s Makeup: Katie Malone Studio | Groom’s Apparel: Custom Suit | Groom’s Accessories: Allen Edmonds | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Crewcuts | Ceremony Music: Harry Hardin | Reception Music: Kinfolk Band + Frenchmen Street Productions | Stationary: Invitation Solutions |Event Rentals: Yur Event Rentals | Event Planner: Danielle Papania from NOLA BASH |