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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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!
If you could sum up your wedding in three words, what would they be?
Love, Happiness & SO MUCH FUN 🙂
Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
We booked almost everything for our wedding online without seeing it. So, we took very big leaps of faith, but kept reminding ourselves the ONLY thing that matters is being married so if something we booked was a flop…oh well! Thankfully, our bookings and the day worked wonderfully and we were so happy with everything, but for anyone out there reading this thinking we had it all together planning…just a friendly reminder having faith is a beautiful thing 😉
For our ceremony we selected Our Lady of the Rosary Church. The grooms parents are active parishioners and it is one of the few churches we have both attended mass together in.
For the reception, we looked at many different options all over the city. After much consideration, The Arbor Room was our favorite. It had in house catering and bar, rentals provided, five minute drive from our ceremony and one big room with a small outdoor space. We looked at pictures online and BOOKED without seeing it in person 🙂
What was your favorite wedding detail?
It felt like us. At the start of planning we talked about our priorities. We made sure our wedding hit those priorities and we let go of any other expectations that “weddings” hold. If something was traditional, but didn’t align with our values and vision we didn’t do it.
What is your favorite wedding memory from the day?
Everything. I know how that answer sounds, but the whole day brought us so much joy. Before the wedding so many people would tell us, “all the planning is so worth it.” We didn’t believe them. Not that planning was terribly hard, but we didn’t believe that one day could be better then all our other days together. The wedding was incredible. Every single moment felt special. Even the simple acts felt special. Whenever we look back on our wedding day, all we will think about is the pure joy and love we felt.
How did you incorporate your personalities into your wedding celebration?
My (the bride’s side) is 100% Irish with over 20 people traveling in from Ireland for the wedding so we wanted to include some special Irish touches into our day! We had a bagpiper to play for our ceremony exit. At the reception during the band break we played Irish music.
We didn’t have signature cocktails, but instead made a sign sharing the bride and groom’s favorite drink conveniently drinks that were already part of our bar package 🙂
Last and most importantly, we wanted to make sure our wedding felt like us by focusing on what ACTUALLY important to us. Getting married and celebrating with all of our favorite people in one place having a wonderful night out. BEST DAY EVER 🙂
What is your wedding song?
Natalie Cole – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Ceremony Location: Our Lady of the Rosary | Reception Location: Arbor Room at Popp Fountain | Catering: City Park Catering | Florist: Antigua Floral | Wedding Cake: Bittersweet Confections | Wedding Gown: Phillipa Lepley | Bride’s Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulu’s | Hair: Hair by Ginger | Makeup: Ashley Sievert | Groom’s + Groomsmens’ Apparel: Tuxedos To Geaux | Ceremony Music: Our Lady of the Rosary and Bride’s sister | Reception Music: The Boogie Men | Stationery: Emily Kathryn Designs | Videography: Tone Productions