Monday, November 11, 2013

The Perfect Day !

They say when it rains on your wedding day, that it means good luck.....well, I don't know too much about luck but we were blessed to have the perfect wedding day. We were in New Orleans 5 days before the wedding & it did not pour down rain until the day of our wedding !  I woke up to the sound of rain, panicked for about 10 minutes, thinking of our outdoor ceremony in a French courtyard ARRRRGH ! Then I got down on my knees for some prayer time, took a deep breath, decided it was going to be a wonderful day  & suddenly had the peace that it would all be fine & it most certainly was.

I am still waiting on my professional photos to come back, but wanted to go ahead & share a few that I have now. I will try to blog about some of the pre-wedding festivities later this week, in the meantime. I don't want to bore you, but we are still super-excited about our big day so I will do my best to not drag these wedding posts out for too long, LOL

Here is a photo of me about 10 minutes before walking down the aisle. While the procession got started, they hid me out alone in an art gallery next door to our ceremony venue. It's called the Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Art & if you are ever in New Orleans please be sure to check it out.

Earlier in the week, I did a Bridal Shoot with a photographer that I met via Facebook. I actually entered & won a Valentine's Day Contest way back in February, that she had on her page to promote her business. She was super sweet and very talented with an artists eye. She was very generous with her time &  spent about and hour & half with me and my sister & even helped my sister figure out how to get me in my wedding dress, which was good practice for the big day.  Here are some of the photos she took....

I love the New Orleans Gas Lamps and the Ivy....

This was taken in the kitchen under the spotlight.

We actually did the photo shoot at the house we rented for our wedding week in New Orleans. We initially had plans to go to City Park, but when the Photographer saw the back yard & the house, we decided to save some time & shoot right there. I had such a fun time. You only get to wear your dress for just a few hours on your wedding day, so it was fun to do a pre-wedding trial run. If you know someone looking for photography in New Orleans,  her website is Renaissance Photo NOLA.

Thoughts ?


Questions ?

Beautifully Complex


Daphne said...

I usually lurk on the blog, but I just had to stop and tell look beautiful! You wore that dress and all the pictures are gorgeous! Congrats to you and your husband.

Beautifully Complex said...

@ Daphne
(I have always loved that name)
Thank you for the wonderful compliments & for coming out of lurkdom to comment :)
Come back anytime.

Ciiku said...

Another lurker here...all the way in Nairobi, Kenya! Congratulations! You looked beautiful. I love the gown.

Beautifully Complex said...

Wow a reader from Kenya, I love it !
Thanks for coming out to comment :)
This made my day.

Serenity3-0 said...

Love your photos! Your dress was amazing! Makes me smile really big today.

Cashana said...

So beautiful. The dress, the veil and you inner peace all on display. Absolutely gorgeous!

Beautifully Complex said...

@ Serenity
Thanks so much. You have such a classy style, sucha complementfrom you this means a lot to me :)

Beautifully Complex said...

@ Cashana
Thank you for the wonderful compliments ! It was a beautiful experience. We are both still smiling :)