This past weekend, I documented Somesha and Olivier's New Orleans wedding. Somesha and Olivier live in Paris, France, but Somesha is originally from New Orleans, so she came home for her wedding.
The guests were a mixture of local family, family and friends from across the country, and an international contingent from France. There is no language barrier, though, when it comes to New Orleans cooking and jazz music. When the 2nd line band started to blow their horns, leading guests to the reception, the music gave everyone the spirit!
Travel tip - While in New Orleans, stay at the Melrose Mansion between now and Jazzfest and get a great deal! Ask for a special price on the Miss Kitty room and you can have it for as little as $75/night. You're two blocks from Bourbon Street and within walking distance of many fabulous restaurants. I recommend Port of Call, right across the street.
Special thanks to local producer Chad Dyle for coming out to shoot some of the wedding video for me while I handled the super 8 wedding film and 16mm wedding film portions. I couldn't have done it without ya!
Thank you Somesha and Olivier for bringing me in. I had a blast.
2nd Line: New Wave Brass Band
Photographer: Chris Williams, Zoeica Images
Ceremony: St. Louis Cathedral
Reception: Restaurant Galvez
Reception Entertainment #1: Storyville Stompers
Reception Entertainment #2: Pierre Pichon Trio
Reception Entertainment #3: John Boutte and Leroy Jones
Reception Entertainment #4: Treme Brass Band