Saturday, July 30, 2011

The New Orleans Reception

IMG_0556 straightened plus lighting editAfter My daughter Hillary and Nicholas’ reception we had a few days to prepare for our New Orleans trip. This time my husband and youngest daughter would join us and I was excited to show them the city. But first we had a few days of packing, taking clothes and tuxes to the cleaners and hoping they’d be done on time, shipping photos, and catching up on sleep. I’ve been tripping over boxes hastily packed at our reception venue and eating Jordan Almonds by the handful. Why were there so many left over?

  Nick’s family were wonderful hosts and the reception was beautiful. Here are some of my photos from the New Orleans wedding reception.IMG_0477The room was very elegant. We had a Rosemary chicken dinner, and the first course?……..Gumbo. My husband was in heaven.IMG_0482In stead of numbering the tables they were named after famous New Orleans streets.

IMG_0496There was a head table for the bride, groom, and their families.

IMG_0498My Husband and my younger daughters

IMG_0499Me and Hillary

IMG_0486 cropped and coloredMy husband and I pose for a picture on the balcony

IMG_0502 diffuse glowHillary dancing with her new sister-in-law. Darling!

IMG_0509 lighting editThe single girls assemble around the bride for the cake pulls.


IMG_0476Cake pulls are a southern tradition. Before the frosting is completed silver charms are put into a cake attached to ribbons. each young lady takes a ribbon and they all pull at the same time.

IMG_0513 cropped and red ey fixHillary with her younger sisters. Jordan got the Four Leaf Clover (Luck) and Arianne got the Fleur de Lis (Prosperity & Love).

IMG_0523The bouquet toss

IMG_0539lightenedNicholas and Hillary



  1. That last picture really makes her look like a high society woman from the Jane Austen era!

  2. Thank you for visiting my studio. What a beautiful wedding - congratulations to the bride & groom!

  3. Hey these are really great images. Very rare to find such good images on any of the blog posts. Thank you for sharing this blog post.


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