Hayley and Nick had a beautiful New Orleans wedding. The day started off with getting ready at the La Pavillion Hotel. The suite the bridesmaids got ready in was simply gorgeous. Very Vintage New Orleans –which I love! After the bridal party was ready it was time for Nick and Hayley to meet at the front of the La Pavillion Hotel for their first look. It was raining so staying close and indoors was a must. The old hotel made for a lovely backdrop for the first look. I knew the hotel was beautiful but Patrick Niddrie, the photographer, really highlighted its entire splendor. Once the first look was done, they finished up the rest of the photos. I just love the idea of a first look because it gets the photos out of the way so Hayley and Nick could actually enjoy their reception! Finally, it was time for the big ceremony, which was planned to be outdoors in Audubon Park. Unfortunately 30 mins before the ceremony, a torrential downpour hovered over the entire city. Hayley and Nick were such troopers. During the down pour we discussed a backup plan of having the ceremony in the ballroom of the hotel if the rain didn’t let up. Nick and Hayley wanted to take a chance, so they loaded up the limo buses and headed to the ceremony site in hopes that the rain would clear. And sure enough it did! The skies cleared just in time for Nick and Hayley to say their “ I dos”. After the ceremony they headed back to the La Pavillion Hotel where the reception was held. As guest arrived the amazing band “ River City Hit Squad “ got the party started. Now I’ve been to a lot of weddings and these guys were AWESOME. Hayley being a violinist knows her music and she picked out a great band. There was lots of dancing, great speeches, yummy cake, and the best cake smash of all time. Nick went in for the kill when it came time to feed each other cake and Hayley handled it like a champ with an even bigger piece of cake in Nicks face; If was a funny moment that I know they will never forget. Once they were both cleaned up, they finished the night dancing and enjoying the perfect day. These two had a lot of love surrounding them all day and I’m so glad that I was able to be a part of something so special. Cheers to Hayley and Nick! I wish this sweet couple nothing but love and happiness in their marriage!
Ceremony – Band Stand Audubon Park
Officiant – Friend Spencer
Reception – La Pavillion
Band – River City Hit Squad
Photographer – Patrick Niddri