When Tiffany and Chris began planning their micro wedding, they knew one thing for sure: It had to be a magical New Orleans experience. We worked together to create an incredible wedding day that included some of my favorite French Quarter venues and plenty of time for Chris and Tiffany to connect. The images from their intimate celebration feel like New Orleans.
Even though Chris and Tiffany have been together for a long time (and have three amazing sons), they waited to get married until the time felt right for them. They wanted a wedding day designed to be a truly New Orleans experience. Although I’m a wedding photographer, I love working alongside couples to help them plan their day. In this case, at Tiffany’s request, I sent over a long list of venue and timeline recommendations. She ended up choosing two of my favorite spots in the city – the Pharmacy Museum and The Court of Two Sisters!
We started the day with an emotional first look. Chris was so moved when he saw Tiffany that he started crying immediately. I love documenting all of my clients’ weddings, but there was something uniquely special about witnessing these two who had weathered so much and have now chosen to get married. They already have three children, so this wasn’t a new beginning. Instead, it was a moment to take pause and celebrate the continuing strength of their bond and their family.
After the first look, we spent time in the French Quarter for portraits. This New Orleans neighborhood is lively and full of color. The calming, timeless earth tones of the buildings we chose for Chris and Tiffany’s portraits suited their aesthetic and their relationship.
Chris and Tiffany chose to have their micro wedding at the Pharmacy Museum, one of my all time favorite wedding venues. This quirky venue is full of features that are in turns strange and beautiful, including rooms full of antique potions and apothecary instruments. The lush, shady courtyard is like a world of its own.
For their micro wedding, Chris and Tiffany limited their guest list to around 20 people. We took portraits inside the Pharmacy Museum among the unusual antiques. Then we headed outside for the ceremony. Even though Tiffany and Chris had already seen each other, their smiles were so sweet as Tiffany walked up the aisle. Their courtyard ceremony was short but poignant. Tiffany and Chris exchanged vows under an arch of interwoven greenery.
The Court of Two Sisters wedding reception was equally tender and charming. This Cajun and Creole restaurant is a quintessential French Quarter establishment. Guests enjoyed a seated dinner with a pre-fixe menu of local dishes.
Before entering the reception, Chris and Tiffany gathered their sons for some family portraits. They’re some of my favorite images from the day. The forest green shutters and hanging plants frame them with that French Quarter style so that your eye is drawn right to their joyful faces.
Although Chris and Tiffany planned their day to take place in very New Orleans venues, they brought the kindness and hospitality that made the wedding feel like New Orleans. They were even considerate enough to have a place set for me at one of the tables. It’s common for vendors to eat in the back of a venue or in a side room, so it meant a lot to me that they wanted to include me in the meal with their other guests.
This magical micro wedding is a perfect example of how a wedding can look exactly how you want it to and honor your energy in the process. Chris and Tiffany chose clothing, venues, and even a guest list that only included what and whom mattered most to them. As a result, they were able to be present with each other and celebrate this beautiful moment for their family.
Do you want to see more images from romantic New Orleans micro weddings? Check out this candlelit micro wedding at the Ace Hotel and this nighttime Pharmacy Museum wedding!
Thank you to the venues that made Chris and Tiffany’s micro wedding possible:
Ceremony: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Reception: The Court of Two Sisters
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