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

If you could sum up your wedding in three words, what would they be?
Classy, Festive, Loving

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
We liked the character (rustic, lots of wood, naturally beautiful) that was already part of the venue. It was one of the more masculine venues we looked at and was the only venue of many that we both fell in love with within minutes of walking in. We also love the location, near our home in our favorite part of New Orleans.

What was your favorite wedding detail?
Having the fireplace lit, especially during the reception once the sun set.

What is your favorite wedding memory from the day?
Beforehand: our dog Faru joining for pictures
During: making each other laugh during the first dance

How did you incorporate your personalities into your wedding celebration?
We chose to go simple and masculine. We did not want any flowers in the venue, instead using greenery and lots and lots of candles. We had a brass band to encourage plenty of dancing, made non-traditional decisions (like having attendants walk in groups of threes that made sense instead of pairing with one from the other side), brought in a Roulaison punch to represent the reason we ended up in New Orleans, and used a book of Wes Anderson movies as a sign-in book.

What is your wedding song?
“You are the Best Thing” – Ray Lamontagne

Prep Location: Ace Hotel & Catahoula Hotel | Ceremony & Reception Location: Il Mercato | Wedding Planner Melanie Martin | Catering: Catering by Joel | Florist: Dunn and Sonnier | Groom’s & Groomsmen Apparel: J. Crew, Zara, Trafalgar, Perlis, The Black Tux | Ceremony Music: Harry Hardin | Reception Music: The Boogie Men | Event Rentals: Dunn and Sonnier | Stationary: Scriptura

Il Mercato New Orleans Wedding: Patrick + Leo

January 12, 2018