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?
Traditional, Intimate, and Personal

Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
I have been decorating the Opera House for their fundraising gala every year since they started hosting the event. Jeff has come to every Eve of the Eve Ball with me and we love the Opera House. We love the family that runs and revived the Opera House, so it feels a little like home. St. Michael’s is a beautiful and perfectly sized church right behind the Opera House, so it was a perfect choice.

What was your favorite wedding detail?
I cant pick just one. I tried to put Jeff and I into every detail. The most perfect may have been the cake. It was more beautiful than I expected. And with my mom making all of the gumpaste flowers, it was a labor of love. But the charcuterie display was another detail that came out better than I expected. The flowers, the favors, the look and feel of everything was so perfect it’s impossible to pick one favorite.

What is your favorite wedding memory from the day?
Honestly my favorite was getting ready with my family and bridesmaids. It was so perfect and calm. Everything after that was an emotional blur. Just as they all say! 

How did you incorporate your personalities into your wedding celebration?
Jeff and I are pretty involved in our hobbies, so we included our favorites into the wedding. The celebration included our absolute favorite band- Dank Chick. I did all of the graphic design, calligraphy, and painting so I personalized everything I could. We love cured meats and cheeses so we had a pretty elaborate spread. And of course our favorite cocktails. One of the most fun features was the caricature artist. Overall our personalities were all over the celebration. Jeff even made 144 jars of Mayhaw jelly for all of our guests at the rehearsal dinner.

What is your wedding song?
When I Say I Do – Clint Black

Wedding invitation suiteBride and bridesmaids getting readyBride reading note from groom; bride putting on earringsBride getting ready with momBride and bridesmaids in parkGroom and groomsmen in parkGroom and groomsmen in parkBride walking to churchGroom and groomsmen walking to churchGroom in park; bride walking down aisle with dadBride walking down aisle with dadGroom looking at bride in churchBride and groom during church wedding ceremonyBride and groom kissing at church wedding ceremonyBride and groom walking down aisleBride and groom hugging in churchBride and groom kissing in churchFlowers and macaroons at the receptionFlowers and macaroons at the receptionFlowers and macaroons at the receptionWedding cake with flowers and champagneWedding reception detailsBride and groom's first danceBride and groom's first danceBride dancing with fatherGroom dancing with mother; bride dancing with fatherBride and groom's sparkler exitBride and groom's sparkler exit

Ceremony Location: St. Michael’s Catholic Church | Reception Location: The Grand Opera House of the South  |  Catering: Rice Palace | Florist: Petals and Pots | Wedding Cake: Sky’s the Limit Cakes | Additional Desserts: Gum Paste Flowers by Andi Guidry, bride’s mother | Wedding Dress + Accessories: Justin Alexander at Sposa Bella | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung | Flower Girl Dress: Andi Guidry, bride’s mother | Getting Ready Location: The Balcony | Getting Ready Attire: BHLDN | Wedding Shoes Designer: Badgley Mishka | Hair + Makeup: Kriston Anthony at Bleu Hair and Makeup Salon | Groom’s + Groomsmen Apparel: Mary Ellen’s Tux Shop | Reception Music: Dank Chick | Stationary: Bride and Carlson Craft | Videographer: Randon Dufrene

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December 10, 2018