Wedding Prep : Omni Royal Orleans
Wedding Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Church
Reception & Catering: Omni Royal Orleans
Florist: Meade Wenzel 504.289-9883
Wedding Dress: Casablanca, Lulu’s Bridal (Dallas)
Videographer: Scott Alwert
I haven’t seen an engraved ring in a while. I thought it was a sweet and sentimental touch that I really appreciated.
Her dress: stunning.
…more of their beautiful florals. The colors were just so elegant and beautiful.
I believe this is one of my alltime favorite getting ready shots.
The lovely, April.
The weekend of their wedding was Mother’s Day. What better gift for a daughter to give her mother than the gift of sharing in the most important day of her life.
While I was with the girls, Amelia was with the guys grabbing some getting ready and hang out shots of them!
Oh my goodness, April. You are just SO gorgeous! April’s dress was her favorite wedding purchase. And she looked amazing in it.
How adorable is she?
Before the wedding, while I was shooting group shots of the bridal party, Amelia grabbed this photo of April practicing her dance with her father.
Before the wedding April + Michael exchanged letters with one another.
They did not see each other before the wedding but I know that they enjoyed sharing this moment before the ceremony began.
I love New Orleans.
When we arrived to the church Michael was very considerate in waiting for others, especially when he escorted his grandfather into the church.
He’s truly the southern gentleman.
The wedding was held at St. Patrick’s church in New Orleans. This church is so gorgeous! Love it.
Amelia grabbed this shot of April walking into the church and then down the aisle…moments she’ll cherish forever.
Michael’s face the moment they opened the doors…
Isn’t she beautiful?!
The wonderful thing about having a second shooter is Amelia and I’s ability to be in two places at once.
While I was on the floor shooting she was in the choir loft grabbing this incredible view of St. Patrick’s. AH! Such a beautiful church!
Amelia’s perspective of April during the vows….
…and my perspective of Michael during the vows.
There were lots of happy tears shed.
Although April + Michael opted not to do a first look, we did spent some time after the wedding shooting at the church and at the Omni Hotel.
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These two are just so perfect together. It’s like nothing else in the world matters….
This makes me smile.
Oh my…I just love the way he looks at her.
The Omni was so beautiful and really was the perfect place for photographs! I just love Michael’s expression during their first dance.
April, you are stunning.
Their wedding cake was gorgeous!
About halfway through the reception, we made our way up to the top of the Omni.
With the rain coming off and and on throughout the day, April + Michael weren’t going to let it “rain on their parade” so to speak.
Instead, they snuck away to the rooftop of the Omni Royal to kiss in the rain.
This image below is one of my absolute favorites from the day.
Looks like somebody partied too hard.
Just in case you were wondering, this is what an AWESOME reception looks like. ;)
Their final dance was a second line through the Omni and right out the entrance doors.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sanchez
As they stepped into the elevator, this was the last thing they saw. And seriously, how cool is this view?!
April + Michael,
Thank you so much for having us there to document your day. It’s been SO much fun getting to know the two of you and I have no doubt that your life together will be wonderful. You’ve learned to prioritize your relationship, despite distance…and that shows the true strength of your love. I hope you two are having a wonderful time enjoying the Jamaica sunsets…and I’ll look forward to hearing from you when you return.