You've just watched a sneak peek of our full film for Mary & Aaron, a New Orleans Celebration. The couple planned their reception around a theme of southern hospitality and home comfort. Their party had family photos scattered throughout the venue--a constant reminder of love, history, and the joy of family and friends. Even the bathroom doors were decorated with pictures of Mary and Aaron as children to identify the "men's" room and the "women's" bathroom.
Montegut house is a truly intimate place to have a reception or party. While filming, we were struck by the beauty of the courtyard--the gurgling lion water fountains, lush tropical plants, stucco architecture, and chandeliers hanging from the canopy branches of a single tree. It felt like a quiet little world in the middle of the French Quarter. The inside of the building has an even more home-style feel--with cozy rooms for visiting, balconies for fresh air, and plenty of space for dancing around historic fireplace hearths.
Mary, the bride, had told us that she wanted her reception to feel like she had just stepped into her mother's home--and it certainly did--her family had brought their own heirloom crystal, milkglass vases, and mercury glass votives to adorn all of the tables. The vintage cake topper had even belonged to Mary's grandfather.
Pictured below: Montegut House courtyard, magnolia leaves, & candles along the fireplace, the gorgeous seven-tier wedding cake, the first dance, and roses in the courtyard.
The exclamation point on the evening was the second line parade led by a Grand Marshall and Jazz Brass Band.
Ceremony: Christ Church Cathedral
Reception: Maison Montegut
Event Planner: Elyse Skansi, Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination
Photographer: Mark Eric
Florist: Iris Floral and Event Design Studio
Cocktail Hour Music: John Royen Band
2nd Line Band: The Jaywalkers
Reception Entertainment: Crystal Clear Band