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 am passionate about documenting life but more importantly...living it! <3 My favorite things to do are bike ride with my husband and brainstorm new creative projects!  I am all about meeting new friends and can't wait to meet you!  

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If you could sum up your wedding in three words, what would they be?
Elegant, romantic and fun!

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
Since almost all of our family and friends were coming in from out of town we knew we wanted a hotel wedding for everyone’s convenience. When I saw the Ritz courtyard I knew it was where I wanted to get married. It has that classic New Orleans feel with the wrought iron and the gas lanterns and is also so lush and romantic with the lit trees and greenery. The Ritz is also so dedicated to service and attention to detail and I knew they would provide the guest experience we were looking for. 

What was your favorite wedding detail?
The second line! Since almost all of our guests were from elsewhere we kept the second line a surprise so when the band came in and everyone realized we were shutting down the streets they were blown away! We had so much fun dancing and waving at everyone on the street.

What is your favorite wedding memory from the day?
Walking down the aisle towards Hayden! I saw no one but him in that moment and he had the biggest smile on his face 

How did you incorporate your personalities into your wedding celebration?
We are laid back people and were very focused on the guest experience during the planning process. From the band to the food selections we had our guests in mind hoping they would leave the weekend feeing they had just experienced a New Orleans party at its finest!

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Ceremony + Reception Location, Catering + Cake: Ritz Carlton | Florist: Bella Blooms | Wedding Dress Designer: Lazaro at Bridals by Lori | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Wedding Shoes Designer: Badgley Mischka | Bride’s Hair: Hair by Ginger | Makeup: Melissa Vaccaro | Groom’s apparel: Luca Falcone | Groomsmen Apparel: The Black Tux | Ceremony Music: New Orleans Classical and Jazz | Reception Music: Groovy 7 | Videographer: Studio Vieux Carre |  Stationery: Scriptura | Earrings: Mikimoto | Event Planner: Elyse Jennings | Event Rentals: Event Rental LLC | Transportation: Unique Transportation

Ritz Carlton Wedding: Samantha + Hayden

December 14, 2018