If you ask me, springtime in New Orleans is the perfect time of year to get married, and that rang true for McKell and Robbie’s New Orleans Jazz Museum wedding this March. The weather was perfect, the flowers were in full bloom, and capturing their special day was such a treat.
Both McKell and Robbie started the day at family homes. Robbie got ready at his grandmother’s home, and McKell prepped for the day at her parents’. Her gown was stunning and versatile — it featured detachable sleeves, perfect for more coverage during the church ceremony.
The bride’s wedding ensemble was all the more special with the addition of the 200 year old veil she wore, a family heirloom passed down for generations.
Once ready, the wedding party took a private streetcar to the church where the wedding would take place.
Following the traditional church ceremony, family and friends headed to the New Orleans Jazz Museum. This historic building, located at the edge of the French Quarter, operated as a branch of the US Mint during the 19th and early 20th century. During its years of operation, it produced gold and silver coins totaling over $307 million.
Today, it operates as an interactive museum celebrating the history of jazz in the genre’s birthplace.
To honor her mom who had passed, a sunflower archway was created where the newlyweds and their guests could pass through on their way to the reception.
The food at the reception stood out. There was a sushi bar and an oyster bar — totally over the top in the best way. Guests ate, danced and partied their hearts out, especially once the Pelicans and Saints mascots showed up.
Following the reception, the bride and groom led their guests through the streets of New Orleans, ending the night on Frenchman Street to carry on the party. . Their second line included a traditional New Orleans brass band and Mardi Gras Indians in full costume.
From start to finish, it was a pleasure being a part of McKell and Robbie’s New Orleans Jazz Fest Museum wedding. I’m always down to shoot springtime New Orleans weddings, so if you’re a spring 2023 bride, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Venues: St. Charles Presbyterian Church & New Orleans Jazz Museum
Planner: Unique Wedding Events
Florist: Kim Starr Wise
Cake: Zoe’s Bakery
Band: Big Swing & the Ballroom Blasters
Rentals: Firefly Ambiance