The Couple: Mary and Mark
The Wedding: 9.15.12 – Latrobe’s on Royal, New Orleans, Louisiana
Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Mary and Mark: Best party ever!
Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?
Mary and Mark: We love to party, dance, and have a great time with our friends. We just wanted to throw a big party and for everyone to have a great time and really experience New Orleans. We ended the night in style with a Second Line through the French Quarter.
We are both pretty laid back, but keeping our wedding traditional, classy, and classic were priorities. Personally, I just wanted to look like myself, but at my best. No fussy hair, no veil, no big dress that I couldnt dance, move, eat, or breathe in. I wanted to be comfortable. I wanted to be me.
Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
Mary and Mark: Our vows and wedding ceremony were very special. A solo jazz guitarist provided the music for the ceremony, which made it feel very intimate. I loved the different color bridesmaid dresses–we did a play on neutrals as our wedding colors along with blush and bashful a-la Steel Magnolias :). I am SO glad that I wore my wedges all night and was comfortable and taller! One of the best decisions we made was having a First Look where we got to see each other before the wedding, have some time together to enjoy the moment, calm our nerves, and just take it all in. Plus we got to take some great pictures together before the wedding so we could spend more time with our friends and family at the wedding and not be gone taking pictures forever. We wanted to enjoy BEING at our wedding, and not be gone taking pictures.
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Kathryn Krueger and her imagery?
Mary and Mark: Kathryn has an eye for capturing a moment. We love the candid nature of her photography. She is just amazing to work with, and it really felt like she was one of our friends. I think she really captured the experience of our wedding in pictures. She also integrated the city of New Orleans into our images. The pictures that she took when we didnt know she was taking them were the best. Kathryn really is a special photographer and we just consider ourselves lucky that we found her to capture our special day.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Kathryn Krueger and Ryan Jones for Kathryn Krueger Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Latrobe’s on Royal
Officiant: Dr. Bob Hildebrandt
Invitation Designer: William Arthur and Calligraphy by Gail Catering: Latrobe’s on Royal
Florist: Fat Cat Flowers
Cake: Royal Cakery
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Bridal Accessories: BHLDN and Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: BHLDN
Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: Groom – Hugo Boss, Groomsmen – Mens Wearhouse
Hair & Make-up: Kevin Richards
Live Music: The Mixed Nuts
Favors: M&Ms in our wedding colors that we had personalized
Rings: Karat 22 Jewelers, Houston, Texas and Jared
What a party! Thanks to Mary and Mark for sharing their New Orlean’s wedding with us and thanks to Kathryn Krueger for capturing it all with such creativity and energy.