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 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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Catherine Guidry

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If you could sum up your wedding in three words, what would they be?
Exhilarating, Loving and Joyous

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
St. Francis of Assisi is our favorite church in New Orleans. During our engagement, we started going to mass there every Sunday and fell in love. Coincidentally, Troy’s confirmation name is Francis which he picked after St. Francis of Assisi. We also LOVE that St. Francis of Assisi is the Patron Saint of Animals and Nature which embodies everything we both love.

What was your favorite wedding detail?
The white and gray roses, succulents and greenery in the mix of our wedding bouquets and flowers. It was the perfect touch for our NOLA winter wedding. Simple yet elegant.

What is your favorite wedding memory from the day?
Troy and I were surprised by the bride’s parents with a gospel choir during the band break. The bride’s all time (year round) favorite movie is Love Actually. When the gospel choir came out of the back room, they began to slowly sing the words “Love…Love…Love” from the paralleling surprise scene of a gospel choir singing at a wedding in the beginning of Love Actually. It was the most PERFECT moment that Troy and I will never forget. My happy tears were strolling down my face as I realized that my life not only felt just like a movie, but it was a real life loving miracle. Love is all you need! 

How did you incorporate your personalities into your wedding celebration?
All along the tables at the reception, we had oyster shells placed next to the flowers and candles. These oyster shells represent our love for Louisiana’s nature and Troy’s career with wildlife and fisheries. Troy is currently doing a masters involving Oysters so this was a very special touch for him and the both of us. We collected and hand painted the oyster shells ourselves! We hope to use them in our home as a reminder of our beautiful and special day.

What is your wedding song?
“Come and Get Your Love” – Redbone


Prep Location: Hilton Riverside Suites | Ceremony Location: St. Francis of Assisi | Reception Location: New Orleans Board of Trade | Event Planner: Sapphire Events | Catering: Pigeon Catering | Florist: Giverny Designs | Wedding Cake: Swiss Confectionary | Wedding Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau at Wedding Belles | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Katie May | Getting Ready Attire: Plum Pretty Sugar | Wedding Shoes Designer: Badgley Mischka | Bride’s Hair: Carpe Diem Salon | Makeup: Sarah Walsh | Groom & Groomsmen Apparel: John's Tuxedos | Reception Music: The Mixed Nuts | Videographer: Montoto Productions | Stationary: Gem Printing

St. Francis of Assisi New Orleans Wedding: Caroline + Troy

February 19, 2018